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

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

I’ve learned of more positive benefits from teens’ family history knowledge.

Family history for youth.

  One day, I logged onto my Facebook to see a link posted by Cyndi’s List to the Washington Post article by Michael Alison Chandler, “Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history a sign of social-emotional health.”   …and I couldn’t agree more.   Through my own dedicated genealogy research and experience, I have learned of the …

The UK National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers”: UK government history.

UK National Archives site.

What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings. …

Transcripton: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

The following is my transcripton of the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe.   (Front …) REGISTRATION CARD FORM #: ?78 No.: 64 ROW 1 Name in Full:     Wesley Elmer Blythe      (Given name, Family name)          Age in yrs.: 26 ROW 2 Home Address:    718 Wayne …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.

Flag of Australia

  Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1911 Honduras Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 Spain Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 United Kingdom England and Wales Census, 1861 …

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research in …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Dec 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

The following are the latest Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Dec 2015. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Dec 2015.   Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration …

Melansons in Acadia

Melanson Mountain Sign

Pierre ‘dit Laverdure and his wife Priscilla Mellanson (my eighth great grandparents on my mother’s side) were known by the name, nickname or title of Laverdure. We are descended from the second of their three sons, Charles ‘dit la Ramee’ Mellanson, (my seventh great grandfather). The origin of the name ‘Laverdure’ is not known, but …