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Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 10, 2014

Amazon.com Widgets The Week Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun ‘had Jewish ancestry’ Scientists who extracted genetic material from Eva Braun’s hair found she had Jewish ancestry… Gloucester Citizen Old fashioned baby names dying out: The full list from Ancestry.co.uk Research carried out by Ancestry.co.uk studied birth records for 1905 and produced a ‘top 100′. They […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – April 1, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – April 1, 2014

The following are the updates and additions for the Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com sites.   FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920 Belgium Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, […]

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William I “The Conqueror,” King of England

William I “The Conqueror,” King of England

William “The Conqueror” I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter. As he was the illegitimate son of Robert […]

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Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector for […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – March 23, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – March 23, 2014

Below are the updates and additions to date on the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org sites.   FamilySearch.org Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings, 1841-1987 Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842 Austria Austria, Carinthia, Military Personnel Records, 1846-1897 Barbados […]

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The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The UK National Archives catalogue, which has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, […]

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WWII art thefts documented in recently recovered diary of Alfred Rosenberg.

WWII art thefts documented in recently recovered diary of Alfred Rosenberg.

One of my earliest memories is from when I was about five years old, shuffling through a small stack of black and white postcards my parents had collected of Hitler’s compound and bunker, and some of the concentration camps. I was fascinated because my parents had told me what I could understand about the second […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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