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Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books 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 […]

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Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby was the son of David Phillip “Phillip” Shelby (1648-1731) and Margaretta Alexander (1660-    ). He was born about 1694 at the beginning of the reign of William and Mary (1690-1695), and was baptised on September 2, 1694 at St. Caron’s Church in Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales. He was most likely a […]

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RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that I’ve had my trials when looking for a software program that will handle, understand and convert Quaker dates (both old and new style) within the program. For the longest time now, up until recently, RootsMagic was the only software that […]

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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

NOTE: In some biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich. Born Dec. 4, 184, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Educated at Centre […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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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Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

There will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy. I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) […]

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Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

The following is a transcript of the partial image of the will of Robert Owen of the Welsh Tract in Pennsylvania, scanned from “Merion in the Welsh Tract”. I’ve been able to find any reference to the missing top portion of the will. …????? fifty pound for & towards ye mantenance & pre?????ment of my […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates – October 28, 2013

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates – October 28, 2013

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 Canada Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 England England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685-1941 France France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1900 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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