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Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

A very large part of my genealogical research over the past twenty years has produced thousands of photographs and other images and naming and cataloging these files required me to permanently label media files with identifying information. I have developed a system over the past few years that has been invaluable to me. I did […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions for the week ending September 11, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1964 Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, […]

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Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage. In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013 Italy Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1817 Nicaragua Nicaragua, Civil Registration, […]

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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are […]

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Transcription: Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

Transcription: Baptism Record for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois

Following is my transcription of the extract of a baptism for Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois. French Original Extrait du régistre de baptêmes, marriages, sépultures de la paroisse de St. Hughes du Lac Saguay from l’année mil neuf cent-quinze. Le trente-et un octobre, mil neuf cent-quinze, nous prêtre soussigné avons baptisé Marie Margeurite Yvette, née le […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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