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Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. It was surprising to learn Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry? The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins 4 times […]

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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

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, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and was apprenticed to a […]

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage. However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In my own […]

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Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico. This is W. D. Matthews’ (my childrens’ 2nd great grandfather) Spanish American War letter home during his service in Puerto Rico. After his military service and graduation, he was a Fire Inspector and Insurance […]

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A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

I learned a valuable lesson last night after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. Once I read the following email informing me of a discovery made by Paul Delaney in 2012 of […]

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Transcription: Obituary for Dr. A. D. Warner; Geauga County, Ohio

Transcription: Obituary for Dr. A. D. Warner; Geauga County, Ohio

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Dr. A. D. Warner of Geauga County, Ohio. Dr. A. D.Warner Taken By Death _________ Dr. A. D. Warner, a prominent and life-long resident of Geauga county, passed away at his home in Burton, O., Saturday at the age of 78 years. He was born at […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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