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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 26 Oct 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 26 Oct 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions for the period up to October 26, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Marriages, 1722-1911 Bahamas Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959 Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1790-1891 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid District Court Records, 1985-2013 Peru […]

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Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Not quite. It’s so true that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from me. Recently, I wrote a post about the DNA analysis of a scarf purported to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and which was supposedly present […]

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Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

Genealogy obsession in Iceland opens academic doors.

As I’ve written in previous posts, much of human history has involved the management of relationships, marriages, etc. to safeguard against incestuous relationships, and has resulted in an impressive genealogy obsession in Iceland. Iceland, with its population of only 320,000, is one small corner of the globe that still deals with the issues of living […]

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We must know the genealogy questions before we can find the answers.

We must know the genealogy questions before we can find the answers.

It has become increasingly apparent recently that there are two distinct schools of thought regarding quality and depth in genealogy research. There are the genealogists who believe in working only with well-sourced, proven information – and then there are those of us who started our genealogical quests simply for the pleasure of doing so. Before […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

Sorry for the large gap. I’m in the process of doing some experimental performance of this site which has demanded much of my attention in the past couple of weeks. Finally, though, here are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to October 14, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, New South Wales, […]

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The sinking of the White Ship.

The sinking of the White Ship.

Several of my children’s ancestors were among the hundreds who perished in the sinking of the White Ship off Barfleur, France in 1120. During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Several of the ancestors were casualties of the disastrous shipwreck of the “White Ship”. […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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