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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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Jun 2017.

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Spread the love…            Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Jun 2017. Featured image: Ribeira Porto, Douro, Portugal   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Jun 2017.   Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899 Belgium Belgium, Namur, Civil read on…


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Husbandry on a human scale.

The science of husbandry on a human scale.

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Spread the love…            We’ve all heard of the centuries old practice and science of husbandry, and most interesting is the science of husbandry on a human scale.   The definition of ‘husbandry’ according to “The American Heritage Dictionary of the read on…


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FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 Jun 2017.

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Spread the love…            The following are the current Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Jun 2017. Featured image: New Zealand FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Germany Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße 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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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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