Tugs at the heartstrings – foundling swatches tell a story.

Foundling swatches are ‘bits and pieces’ such as cloth scraps, mementos, jewelry or any other identifying objects that were left with abandoned children upon admittance to the foundling hospital. These swatches were sometimes helpful in reuniting the child and mother at a future time. Numerous such foundling swatches were rediscovered approximately 250 years after they …

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New Pioneer Database Updates at FamilyLink.com

Check out the list of updated and/or added pioneer databases at FamilyLink.com for information about your ancestral pioneers. Photos from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah Pioneer History Stories of the Mississippi Valley Queensland [Australia] Early Pioneers Index 1824-1859 Pioneer Catholic History of Oregon Historic Background and Annals of The Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers …

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Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

  Following is the transcription of the short biographies of the 70 signers of the founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton, as originally translated by Lena Samson in 2006.   The 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton CO 217, vol 104, pp 409-410. RAC of 1905, app A, 3rd part, app J, p …

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New Link: Online Newspapers Archive

Learning of this online newspapers archive site was very exciting to me. Some of the most valuable information we can find in our genealogical search comes from newspaper accounts because they provide a more detailed reflection of the lives of our ancestors – not just facts and figures. I have added this link to the …

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Want to Work at Home? Be a Clickworker!

Clickworker.com is a site that believes in the principle of ‘crowdsourcing’, which means breaking down large projects into smaller tasks and assigning the smaller tasks to several people to ensure a quick turnaround and accurate results. Registration is totally free. Some skills testing is required to qualify for specific tasks including writing, proofreading, researching, etc. …

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