Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

Learning to transcribe old documents.

Transcribing the baptism register from Norfolk, England in my previous post, “Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register” was particularly problematic for me, requiring my learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.   I am familiar with transcribing in several languages such as German, …

Transcription: In Memoriam for Louis Boily

Obituary for Louis Boily.

Transcription: In Memoriam for Louis Boily   A LA DOUCE MEMOIRE DE LOUIS BOILY EPOUX DE CHRISTINE TURMELLE Décédé aux St-Anges, Comté de Beauce, le 25 Avril 1918, à l’âge de 85 ans et 8 mois Chère épouse et chers enfants je meurs, mon pèlerinage est fini ; je vous en ssaupplie, ne m’oubliez jamais …

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

Emery maternal ancestors.

When researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?   In my mind, no. The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate …

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

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

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 …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 12 Apr 2015.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 12 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 China China Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014 England England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 Italy Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1984 Philippines, La Union, …

Transcription – Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, Page 469

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946, Page 469

Original french text from Acadia, Canada Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1760-1946, page 469.   CAP PELÉ CAP BOLD CTE WESTMORLAND NB PAROISSE STE-THÉRÈSE RÉGISTRES PHOTOGRAPHIES A LA PAROISSE 469 ———————- B    76 M. I. Florine Melanson Ce meme jour nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Isabella Florine née hier du legitime mariage de …

The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.

The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.   Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to …

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand

Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand.

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand   Province of Nova Scotia MARRIAGE REGISTER Date of Marriage:  Feb. 1st 1909 Place of Marriage:  Arichat County:  Richmond How Married:  by license or banns:  Banns Date of Publication, if by Banns:  Jan. 17th – 24th – 31st 09 Full Name of GROOM:  Alfred Babin. His …