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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.

4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany; Where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.

  Featured image: Crest of 4 Fighter Wing, Baden Söellingen, Germany. This is where my father was first posted in the Canadian Air Force, my parents married, and I was born.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 24 Dec 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, …

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Transcription: Death records of Andover, Massachusetts; 1719-1723.

Old North Parish Burying Ground, Andover, Massachusetts 2

The following is my transcription of a page of death entries of Andover Massachusetts between the years 1719 and 1723.   It’s quite clear from these entries that there were many deaths from smallpox in the latter part of 1721 and the early part of 1722. Featured image: Gravestone of Christopher Osgood in the Old …

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Transcription: Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy.

Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia

  The following is my transcription of the Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy. Featured image: Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia.   Return of the Inhabitants of the Township of Clare, commonly called the French Settlers, with the Number in each Family, who pray for a Grant of Lands back of their Settlement beginning …

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Robert Stone, April 16, 1825

Robert Stone's Last Will and Testament

  The following is my transcription of the last will and testament of Robert Stone, husband of Ann Stone.   182 Robert Stone 16. This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Stone of Wyke Regis in the County of Dorset Baker. In the first place I Grant that all my just debts …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following is my list of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016. Feature image (above): Sätuna grave vault Björklinge church Uppsala Sweden. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 Germany Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Schleswig, Civil …

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Transcription: Crandall Family burial site memorial marker.

Crandall Family Cemetery

  The following is my transcription of the Crandall Family burial site memorial marker of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. The graveyard is located at Pound Road, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.   Reverend John Crandall was the 8th great grandfather to my children through his first wife.   Featured image: Crandall Family Burial Ground, Westerly, Washington, Rhode …

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Forensic Genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

  I tend to use a combination of the more general genealogy research techniques as well as some of those considered to be forensic genealogy.   I didn’t even realize I used these techniques or that there was actually a name for them until I read the following article.   While the Bermuda Triangle is …

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all …