John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

Will of Richard Jaques.

The following is my own transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques.   I wish to thank Glynn at Norfolk Tours  for his time and effort in filling in nearly all of the many blanks in my original transcription of this will. Will of Richard Jaques Memorandum that in the month of Januarye in …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jul 2016.   El Salvador Civil Registration El Salvador, 1704-1990 Hungary Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 Peru Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Spain Spain, Diocese …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

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Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Today, I finally broke through a long standing brick wall that seemed unbreakable. Out of all my discoveries in our family’s genealogy, this is the one that proves that perseverance and analytical thinking in the face of questions and confusion do pay off – to a point. For several years, all I knew was that I …

New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37 – Joseph Bird Sr. and Jr.

Will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr.

The following is my transcription of New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37, including the will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr. Featured image of Boxwood Hall (built c. 1750), Elizabeth, New Jersey CALENDAR OF WILLS—-1791-1795 37 between them; children of son Peter the remaining f/r, to be equally divided between them. Executors …

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Grand Army of the Republic Postcard

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