Transcription: Obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).

Harvey S. Jaques.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).   Harvey S. Jaques   Harvey S. Jaques was born Sept. 5, 1834, near Millville, Butler County, Ohio, here he spent his early childhood. He was the oldest of 12 children of Richard and Mary Jaques. Four brothers, John Louis, …

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree. | Daily Mail Online

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree | Daily Mail Online

A serial husband killer, a woman who boiled the bones of her employer and the only man to have assassinated a prime minister. Their crimes were carried out more than a century ago – and now their records are among two million put online to help Britons who might want to find the ‘black sheep’ …

Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

Biography of David D. Shelby.

Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in …

Free access to Canadian records at Ancestry.ca | Ancestry.ca

Canada Day

In celebration of Canada Day, you can search some of Ancestry.ca’s most popular collections for FREE between now and July 2nd. Start searching to uncover an ancestor’s Immigration Record, a great-grandfather’s birth date in Vital Records, a tale of bravery in Military Records or the household income of a family member in Canadian Census Records. …

Learn your history: The Confederate flag is racist. | deathandtaxesmag.com

The confederate flag is racist.

A frequent cry of defenders of the Confederate flag, is that those who acknowledge it as the racist symbol of oppression that it is should “learn their history.” The flag, to its defenders, is a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride, and doesn’t possess the political or social connotations seen by so many who …

Cadwallon ap Cadfan, King of Gwynedd.

Cadfan's Tombstone at Llangadwaladr Church, Anglesey

My children’s 40th great grandfather, Cadwallon ap Cadfan (also Cadwalader, Cadwallon, Caedwalla, Caswallon, Caedwalla, or Catgublaun), King of Gwynedd (presently north Wales), was born about 600 in Gwynedd.   He was the son of Cadfan (Cadvan) ap Iago, King of Gwynedd (570-625) and Afandreg “Ddu, the Black” ferch Cynan Garwyn (580- ). Cadwallon ap Cadfan …