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Transcription: Land patent to Thomas Evan (Thomas Evans).

  The following is the land patent to Thomas Evan, or Evans, dated 1703.   William Penn true and Absolute Proprietary and Governor in chief of the Proviance of Pennsylvania and Territories thereunto belonging. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting — Whereas by my Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date the two and twentieth and three read on…

archaeological sites across the US.
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5 coolest archaeological sites across the US.

  Whether you’re a 20-something looking for adventure or looking for the best places to retire, the United States is full of sites that will make you feel the wonder of a child mixed with a bit of Indiana Jones.   The first inhabitants of North America arrived thousands of years before Europeans, and they’ve left their marks all over. read on…

Margaret Beaufort.
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Genealogy and bio: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby.

  Lady Margaret Beaufort was born 31 May 1443 to John Beaufort, the first Duke of Somerset (1404-1444) and Margaret de Beauchamp (    – 1482) in Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England. (The original data and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.)   She was the granddaughter of John Beaufort, the first Earl of Somerset and great-granddaughter read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Portugal Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 United Kingdom England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, read on…

A roadmap for researching genealogy.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 5 Feb 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 5 Feb 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 5 Feb 2016.   Canada British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935 Italy, Grosseto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1851-1907 Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), read on…

Tomb of John of Gaunt
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John of Gaunt: Son of Edward III, King of England and Philippa d’Hainault.

John of Gaunt (also known as John Plantagenet), is 24th great grandfather to our kids, and was born March 2, 1340 at the Abbaye de St. Bavon, Ghent, Flandre-Orientale, Belgium to Edward III, King of England and his second wife Philippa d’Hainaut. This post could be considered an experiment as it’s my first attempt at using Microsoft’s Sway program to read on…

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Transcription: Marriage record, Paul Emile Bourgeois and Marie Anne Turmelle.

  The following is my transcription of the marriage of Paul Emile Bourgeois and Marie Anne Turmelle.   Groom: Paul Emile Bourgeois Bride: Marie Anne Turmelle Residence of Groom: 80 Armory Street Residence of Bride: 396 Notre Dame Avenue Age of Groom: 22 Age of Bride: 22 Color of Groom: White Color of Bride: White Occupation of Groom: Photographer Occupation read on…

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.
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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

  I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception.   Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others, is completely disabling read on…