Genealogy News Bites – April 19, 2014

In an effort to help ease the ‘news’ and ‘research’ load, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the recent stories and headlines of interest to the genealogy community since April 10, 2014.   […]

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Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales Brigadier General Evan S. Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his younger brother Evan who was born […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – April 8, 2014

Following are the newest updates and additions on the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org site to date.   FamilySearch.org Australia Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Belgium Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 China China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2011 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 Haiti Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012 Italy Italy, Bologna, […]

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset

  The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset. ____________________ Ann Stone 6. This is the last Will and Testament of ? Ann Stone of Wyke Regis in the County of Dorset widow made and published this twelfth day of March in the year of […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – March 23, 2014

Below are the updates and additions to date on the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org sites.   FamilySearch.org Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings, 1841-1987 Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842 Austria Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897 Barbados […]

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The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The UK National Archives catalogue, which has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, […]

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Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – March 6, 2014

Sorry  for being a little later than usual posting the most recent updates and additions. You will note that FamilySearch.org is not included this time. That is because there have been no additions or changes since the last update post of February 24, 2014. Even Ancestry.com did not have enough changes to warrant a post […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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