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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription of the biography of William H Jaques. Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and was apprenticed to a […]

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Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

Transcription: Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico. This is W. D. Matthews’ (my childrens’ 2nd great grandfather) Spanish American War letter home during his service in Puerto Rico. After his military service and graduation, he was a Fire Inspector and Insurance […]

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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. At one […]

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

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

  I happened upon this article on the Library and Archives Canada Blog today 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, however, that […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013 Italy Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1817 Nicaragua Nicaragua, Civil Registration, […]

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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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