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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and Additions. Featured image: Naples, Italy and Mt. Vesuvius. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940 Canada Canada Census, 1901 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 Italy, Caltanissetta, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following is my list of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016. Feature image (above): Sätuna grave vault Björklinge church Uppsala Sweden. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 Germany Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Schleswig, Civil …

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Transcription: Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

  The following is my transcription of the will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.   WILL OF ISAAC SHELBY, SR.   First GOVERNOR or KENTUCKY   Governor Isaac Shelby died July 18, 1826. His will is of record in the Lincoln County Court. The Filson Club has a photostatic copy of the will which …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile …

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In Remembrance.

In remembrance.

  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War(4th great grandfather) The …

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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of …

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WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance …

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

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 …