Google Reaches Settlement with Publishers While Negotiations With Authors Are Still Pending

One of my favorite resources for genealogy research has been Google e-books. The status of this invaluable online library of e-books has been up in the air due to an ongoing dispute between both authors and publishers against Google. A settlement has been reached between Google and the publishers, ending the long-standing lawsuit that had …

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Ancestry.com Buys Digital Photo Sharing Site 1000memories.com

Can it get any easier to scan an old photo with your iPhone or Android phone and import the image from Facebook, Instagram or Flickr? The easiest way is to use 1000memories.com. Once the images are scanned and imported, they can be sorted into ‘Shoeboxes’ for easy access and sharing. You can use the shoeboxes …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 9

CHAPTER IX. FROM THE DEFEAT AT BRANDYWINE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.  On the afternoon of September 12th, the day succeeding the battle, Maj.-Gen. Grant, with the First and Second Brigades of the English army, marched from Chad’s Ford to Concord meeting-house, whence he sent out foraging-parties to bring in wagons, horses, provisions, …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 8

CHAPTER VIII  THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE  “The Brandywine Creek, as it is called, commences with two branches called the East and West branches, which unite in one stream, flowing from West to East about twenty-two miles, and emptying itself into the Delaware about twenty-five miles below Philadelphia.”7 The union of these branches takes place over …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 7

Page 40 (continued) CHAPTER VII THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE TO THE BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE The thoughtful men of that period who stopped in the midst of the popular clamor to consider the probable termination of the controversy between the mother-country and her colonies began to be alarmed at the excited temper of the public mind in …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapter 6

Page 24… (continued)  CHAPTER VI THE COLONIAL HISTORY TO THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION The only hamlet in Pennsylvania which had received a distinctive name that was known to persons in England at the time Penn acquired title to the territory was Upland, and that that had done so was doubtless due to the fact …

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Transcription – Ashmead’s “History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania” – Chapters 3, 4 and 5

Page 15… (continued) CHAPTER III. THE CIRCULAR BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN DELAWARE COUNTY AND THE STATE OF DELAWARE. THAT Lord Baltimore, long before the royal grant to Penn, during the Dutch ascendency on the Delaware, had made demand upon the Hollanders for all the land lying to the south of the fortieth degree north latitude is …

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ABOUT THIS SITE...

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 HISTORY

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 HISTORY

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.

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

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.