eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive.

This article’s title “eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!” aptly describes how I feel about including ebooks and online publications and libraries in my genealogy research.   I believe in using primary sources as much as possible in my genealogy research. This is the only way to be sure the …

‘Blythe Genealogy’ is undergoing site maintenance.

I have just done a major update of the database for the Blythe Genealogy site, the place where all of my years of genealogy research, data, sources and images are available for free download.   Unfortunately, each time I update the database, the ID numbers for the individuals change, possibly causing you to not get …

Sir Philip Basset, Lord Basset, Justiciar of England

Battle of Evesham

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 wife, Hawise de Louvaine in Essex, England. Born in 1225, Hawise was the daughter of Matthew de Louvain, Lord …

Photos and images are essential to successful genealogy research and blogging.

Photos and images are essential to successful blogging.

My two main passions in life are my genealogy research and blogging, and photos and images are essential to the success of both. Most of us do this for the love of the craft – and yes, it is a craft that takes a great deal of talent, research, and knowledge of available resources to …

Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 17 Jan 2015.

must know the genealogy questions

The following are the Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions since January 6, 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Belgium Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Canada Newfoundland, 1921 Census Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 Guatemala Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, …