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Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

Drunk History: My new guilty pleasure.

I sit here with Mark, barely able to breath between laughs as we watch an episode of “Drunk History.” At this moment, we are watching two grown men sitting in a tub (supposedly in their bathing suits, but we can’t see the bathing suits to confirm this), discussing early feminist Nellie Bly, and ending the […]

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Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

Following is my transcription of the obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske as published in the Beaver Dam Argus. _________________ Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 7, 1900, p. 5. GANSKE—-At the Ganske homestead three miles north of Beaver Dam, Wis., June 4, 1900, Mrs. Anna Margaret Ganske, the beloved wife of August Ganske, in the 57th […]

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Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

In researching genealogy, translating French words as well as words from other languages can be troublesome and mistakes can easily be made. Getting one term wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word. While researching my French Canadian, Acadian and French Canadian ancestors, I frequently […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions: June 15, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions: June 15, 2014

Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions up to and including June 15, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1912 Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, […]

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Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

I have a mystery concerning the birth records of slave children in Virginia and I’m hoping this post might lead to some answers to my questions. While researching our connection(s) to the Cocke and Chastain families of Virginia, I discovered a mystery with regard to the parentage and  birth records of slave children that are […]

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Genealogy News Bites to 12 Jun 2014

Genealogy News Bites to 12 Jun 2014

Following are the current genealogy news bites and headlines up to June 12, 2014. Ancestry.com Blog Comments on Y-DNA and mtDNA Tests As many of you know, we announced last week that we’re retiring our Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Unfortunately, we didn’t explain clearly our rationale for our decision, which has led to confusion. We’d […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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