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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.

Featured image: Piccadilly Circus, London, England.   Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions. Australia Australia, Victoria, Outward Passenger Lists, 1852-1924 Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Linz, Death Certificates, 1818-1899 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 …

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Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of 'Pinball Genealogy'.

Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of ‘Pinball Genealogy’.

Recently I read a post on the dearMyrtle.com blog about ‘Pinball Genealogy’, a general description of which is the quick ‘bouncing’ from one source to another, attaching the obvious data and facts without taking the time to explore the document to fully investigate all the information available. An example of such a document is a …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

  I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless.   All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2017. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2017.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Denmark Denmark Census, 1860 Denmark Census, 1870 French Polynesia French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1843-1999 Italy Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1621-1914 Italy, Pescara, Civil …

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Backwatermen fighting in the Battle of King's Mountain, including those under command of Isaac Shelby.

18th century newspapers: Shades of modern social media.

  Modern social media has become known for a substantial quantity of inappropriate activity and content, foul language, and being overly personal, all happening because it’s too easy to just ‘let go’ and let emotions take over without stopping to think.   This newspaper clipping just goes to show that the same was true of …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017. Featured image: Ravensburg Rutenfest 2005 Fahnenschwingergruppe St. Konrad; Ravensburg, Germany.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Dominica Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church …

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Isaac Shelby

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

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 false or mythical, I did believe that the majority of them were identified as such. I was aware, …

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A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

  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 the actual graves of our ancestors and recording the information about them (and their families if in …

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About Empty Nest Genealogy: genealogy research, data and free downloads of sources, images and documents.

The other sites are: I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).   Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.   It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.

MY ACADIAN, FRENCH AND FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTRY.

My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian. Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.   My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.   My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.

MARK'S WELSH, QUAKER, BRITISH, ROYAL, SWISS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN TREE.

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, Quaker, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.   On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of, and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.   On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download.   Don't leave this site without exploring it first.   There is true treasure here.   Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.