Transcription: Death Certificate for Joseph William Hervé (Babe) Ducharme

Transcription: Death Certificate for Joseph William Hervé (Babe) Ducharme

Following is the death certificate for Joseph William Hervé (Babe) Ducharme CITY OF BIDDEFORD COUNTY OF YORK No. 95 I, Luc A. Angers City Clerk of said City of Biddeford, depose and testify that I have in my official capacity as City Clerk the books and records of said city, including the records of births, …

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I learn my husband may be descended from the first documented slave in America, John Punch…

I learn my husband may be descended from the first documented slave in America, John Punch…

A while ago I learned from news headlines that President Barack Obama is descended via marriage from John Punch, the first documented African slave in America. He was an indentured servant declared a slave for life in punishment for attempting an escape in 1640. Ancestry.com has been researching Barack Obama’s ancestry for several years and …

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Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.   Blythe, Charles G. Birthplace: England Occupation: Farmer Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war Length of service: …

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Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Foulke (née Underwood)

Following is my transcription of the obituary for Mary Foulke (nee Underhill), published Monday, June 3, 1935 on page 2 of the Noblesville Daily Ledger. MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1935 MARY FOULKE DIED SUNDAY NEAR ARCADIA _____ The Funeral Services Will Be Held Tuesday Afternoon _____ LONG RESIDENT OF JACKSON TOWNSHIP _____ Death of Charles C. …

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Transcription: Joss family biography.

Transcription: Joss family biography.

The following is my transcription of the biography of the Joss family, taken as an excerpt from a compilation of numerous biographies in the book “Cabri: Through the Years”, page 619.   JOSS FAMILY Duncan Joss came west from Quebec in 1909, with the railway, as a carpenter. He filed on his homestead, and brought …

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Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam

Sir William ap Thomas and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam

Sir William ap Thomas Herbert, (21st great grandfather to my children) was born about 1390 to Sir Thomas ap Gwilyn (1360-1438) and Maud de Morley (1375-    ). Featured image: Tomb with Effigies of Roger Vaughan and Gwladus ferch Dafydd Gam. Sir William ap Thomas first married Elizabeth (or Isabel) Bluet (1380-1420), daughter of Sir John …

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Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

In geneal­ogy research there comes a point in his­tory where the only sources avail­able are very sub­jec­tive and ques­tion­able at best. We must con­sider how many per­sons the account was retold to before it was finally put to paper. We also must ask about the motives and biases of those recount­ing the story over time, and …

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Apr 2019.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Apr 2019.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Apr 2019. Featured Image: Mainz, Germany Ancestry.com updates and additions to 22 Apr 2019.   Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926 New Brunswick New Brunswick Late Registration …

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Transcription: Baptism record for Jacques Labelle (and others).

Transcription: Baptism record for Jacques Labelle (and others).

Following is the baptism record for Jacques Labelle (1688) and other records from the same page of entries. Unfortunately, the image is of very poor quality and a good portion of the page is indecipherable.   Feel free to forward any new information and/or corrections to help with this transcription. Parish records for Mere Ste. …

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Stehle Ancestry

Stehle Ancestry

In a previous post, Relationship Chart of Mark Blythe to Barack Obama, I posted the Stehle ancestry chart showing the connection between Barack Obama and my husband, through their common ancestor, Ulrich Stehle. Ulrich Stehle Sr. was my children’s eighth great-grandfather. He was born in Europe (presumably in Holland or Germany) in about 1699, married …

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Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

Following is my transcription of the obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson), who died in Cairns, Australia. A memorial service was held in Bethel Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, Washington on August 27, 1995. Carolyn Alma Hodgson A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, in Bethel Lutheran Church in …

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Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

Following is the obituary for Margaret Ducharme, who died 1998 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Unfortunately, I have no indication of which newspaper published this obituary.   She has also been known as Peggy Ducharme, Margaret Bourgeois, Peggy Bourgeois, Margaret Y. Bourgeois, and finally, Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois. Margaret Y. Ducharme Margaret Y. “Peggy” Ducharme, 82, …

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Erik IX, King of Sweden

Erik IX, King of Sweden

Erik IX, King of Sweden, is 26th great grandfather of my children on their father’s side. The odd thing about this ancestry is that it is not through my husband’s mother’s Swedish ancestry, but through his father’s Welsh, and Royal ancestors. Keeping in mind the quality of sources going back that far, I have sourced …

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Transcriptions: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – II.

Transcriptions: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – II.

Transcriptions: Documents relating to the marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson.  These documents are a continuation of Part I of this post. —————- No. 1462 MARRIAGE LICENSE —————- PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA D. MacKeen Lieutenant-Governor BY HIS HONOUR The Honourable David McKeen Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. Whereas, Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson  have determined …

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Transcription: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson of Cape Breton – Part I.

Transcription: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson of Cape Breton – Part I.

Transcription: Documents related to the marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson of Cape Breton. ____________________________________________________ The following are transcriptions from photographic images of approximately half of a collection of documents related to the marriage of Elizabeth Sampson and Clifford Carter of Sampsonville, County of Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada. The second half of the transcriptions …

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View history through time lapse mining from internet archived photos.

View history through time lapse mining from internet archived photos.

Just imagine what it would be like to see historical changes in our world occur over time. One site that gives us the ability to view history through time lapse mining from internet archived photos is a reality.   Ricardo Martin-Brualla of the University of Washington and David Gallup and Steven M. Seitz of Goggle …

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Genealogy Database

Genealogy Database

Our Blythe Genealogy Database After extensive work, my genealogy database is now updated and links can be found in the upper menu or in the left sidebar. There are thousands of surnames and the extensive lineages include Welsh Quaker immigrants to the USA, French Canadian, Acadian, American pioneers, Canadian pioneers, French, British, Welsh, German, Scandinavian …

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My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

Over fifteen years of genealogy research, I have added to, adjusted and tweaked my setup until I have achieved what I believe to be the ideal setup for genealogy research. In the Beginning When I started, I had only an early personal computer operating Windows 94 and Microsoft Office, a basic scanner, small black and …

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ABOUT THIS SITE...

This is my blog chronicling my ongoing genealogy and family tree research. A second static site called Blythe Genealogy is my genealogy database of approximately 80,000 individuals, including sources, documents, photos, etc. This database consists of the highly sourced main branches of our family trees.

We do have a master database of 125,000 individuals (including distant collateral lines) that is not published because it requires more sources and cleanup work.

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 and Blythe Genealogy are websites 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.

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