Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.
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Forensic Genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

  I tend to use a combination of the more general genealogy research techniques as well as some of those considered to be forensic genealogy.   I didn’t even realize I used these techniques or that there was actually a name for them until I read the following article.   While the Bermuda Triangle is the end of a journey, read on…

Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all men by these presents that read on…

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Porter records in Connecticut
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Transcription: Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804.

The following is my transcription of the Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804 – including that of my children’s 9th great grandfather Deacon Thomas Porter, Jr. and several other ancestors.   [801] (Details) ; Vol. ; Page POMEROY, POMROY, Nathanael m. Susanna (Seymour)*, July 20, 1733.* (“Seymour” in pencil) ; 1 ; 114 Rachel, of Amherst & read on…

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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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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 now holds one of the read on…

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 6 Nov 2016.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg Civil Registration, 1803-1886 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Jamaica Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999 read on…