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18th century newspapers: Shades of modern social media.

18th century newspapers: Shades of modern social media.

Modern social media has become known for a substantial quantity of inappropriate activity and content, foul language, and being overly personal, all happening because it’s too easy to just ‘let go’ and let emotions take over without stopping to think. This newspaper clipping just goes to show that the same was true of historical media. […]

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Time capsule of 1795: Placed by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams?

Time capsule of 1795: Placed by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams?

A time capsule of 1795 has been discovered in the Massachusetts Statehouse while the water system was being worked on. Removed from the granite cornerstone, it is believed the capsule was placed by Samuel Adams, Governor of Massachusetts, Paul Revere and others at the beginning of construction of the Statehouse during the Revolutionary War period.. […]

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Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania

Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania

WILLS OF CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA by Ira F. Fravel, Col. U.S. Army, published 1/19/1939 Re-copied December, 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz   Will Book A   Page 1 CHRISTIAN STROM, Oct. 29, 1800-12/8/1800, wife Margt. Son, David, Executor, Dtr. Catarina, Dtr. Anna, grandchild, Sally (not 18). Witnesses: Philip Danna, Lyons Mussina. Page 2 CHRISTIAN BECHTEL, […]

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Smashed brick wall: Prominent Busse and Froemling families of Chicago.

Smashed brick wall: Prominent Busse and Froemling families of Chicago.

There’s nothing like the feeling of solving a mystery like the one about the biological family of my husband’s grandmother Louise Reynolds. Born in October of 1911, she was given up for adoption. A wonderful couple, William Dennis Matthews and his wife Claudia adopted her and a little boy, William Dennis Matthews, Jr. She grew […]

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Transcription: Society at Richmond, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

Transcription: Society at Richmond, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915

Although this article from the Washington Post Society Column of March 28, 1915 does not mention any individuals I am researching, it is on a newspaper page copy that does. I am posting the transcription of this and numerous other articles from this page as it is a wealth of names and information of society […]

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Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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