and Updates and Additions – November 23, 2012 Brazil Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2012 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1980 Canada British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 Ontario Births, 1869-1912 Chile Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 Czech Republic Czech Republic, … and Updates and Additions – November 23, 2012Read More »

I’m Back to Updating the Transcription Projects

I fear I’ve neglected my two large transcription projects over the last little while because of dealing with site issues and transferring all of my sites to a new cloud server. Finally, after over one month, I just added another 10 pages to the transcription of David Coon’s Civil War letters (see previous post). I’m …

I’m Back to Updating the Transcription ProjectsRead More » and Updates and Additions – November 14, 2012 Canada Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 England England, Kent, Manorial Documents, 1241-1976 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Ireland Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855 Italy Italy, Lucca, Lucca, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 Slovakia Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch … and Updates and Additions – November 14, 2012Read More »

‘Internet Archive’ Archived 10,000,000,000,000,000th Byte!

I’m a bit late with this but I just noticed today that ‘Internet Archive’ posted that they celebrated their 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte of data added to their insanely large collection of texts and cultural materials. I have posted a few times in the past that ‘Internet Archvie’ is one of my favorite sites for researching our …

‘Internet Archive’ Archived 10,000,000,000,000,000th Byte!Read More » and Updates and Additions Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1579-1859 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Straubing, Miscellaneous City Records, 1765-1917 Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Halle, Miscellaneous City Records, 1401-1926 Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, … and Updates and AdditionsRead More »


This is one of my four blogs:

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.


My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian. Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.


Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.


My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first. There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.