Isaac Shelby

False portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

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Spread the love…           I happened upon this article on the Library and Archives Canada Blog a while back and was surprised to learn just how prevalent false portraits really are.   Although I have been aware that some portraits were read on…


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A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

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Spread the love…            I’ve always loved gravestone and cemetery research to find ancestors.   Although I do most of my genealogical research via the internet, and in a very small amount via snail mail, there is something visceral about visiting read on…


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Transcription: Letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar / Keller.

Transcription: Letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar / Keller.

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Spread the love…           The following is my transcription of a photocopy of Stanley Kellar’s letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar and his relationship to those mentioned in the last will and testament of James Harvey Kellar, of which Richard read on…


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Abigail Williaposition of Abigail Williamsms' deposition.

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.

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Spread the love…           Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George Jacobs, granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. English and Sarah Churchwell.   Abigail Williams verifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath read on…


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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

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Spread the love…            Transcription of the biography of William H. Jaques.       Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, read on…


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Battle of Evesham

Sir Philip Basset, Lord Basset, Justiciar of England

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Spread the love…            Sir Philip Basset is 24th great grandfather to my kids, born circa 1184 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.   He was the son of Alan Basset, Baron of Wycombe, and Aline de Gai. In 1227, Philip married his first read on…


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