Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
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Transcription: 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 consists of 15 pages, all read on…

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  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 Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

In remembrance.
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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 following letters, written by David read on…

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.
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What we don’t hear about the battle of 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 German fire.   What we read on…

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge
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WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  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 Day, I am reposting this read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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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 now holds one of the read on…

Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1
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War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters at X.ii.a.2.2. arriving there at read on…

Joseph Antonio Turmel; WWI attestation papers.
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Transcription: WWI Attestation Paper for Joseph Antonio Turmel

Transcription of the front of the Attestation Paper of Joseph Antonio Turmel. FRONT ……….5th M. D.……….FIRST………………Depot Battalion…..??????????……Regiment Regtl. No….3286557…. PARTICULARS OF RECRUIT (Stamp in right margin of upper third of the form: MILITARY DISTRICT ????, CENTRAL REGISTRY DEC 18 ???? ????????????) DRAFTED UNDER MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917 (Class…………ONE……………) —————————- Surname…………………………………………………TURMEL………………… Christian Name……………………………………..JOSEPH ANTONIO……………………… Present Address……………………………………St Anselme,Dorchester Co.P.Q. Canada Military Service read on…