Family Search Admins Needed for Facebook and Skype

Family Search Admins Needed for Facebook and Skype

FamilySearch recently expanded their reach by implementing both Skype group chats and Facebook pages, each of which is dedicated to a country, or to a US state. Considering these 59 online communities enable a broader reach from and to the local Family History Centers, they have been managed by volunteers experienced in genealogy. Each community …

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Treasure Awaits

Treasure Awaits

Today was a great day. I recently received a comment on the post “David Coon” from a descendant of David Coon and a distant cousin (by adoption) to my husband Mark. That one short comment and an initial email resulted in an exchange of some amazing photographs through a fast and furious flurry of emails. …

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“Vintage Eyes” Need Help Investigating Vintage Love

“Vintage Eyes” Need Help Investigating Vintage Love

Vintage eyes can’t stop me from pursuing a passion for genealogy, stemming from a real interest in family history, and nostalgia and wonder from discovering those long lost photos, family stories, etc. Finding old correspondence between husbands and wives (i.e. David Coon, a civil war soldier and casualty) is eye-opening. Seeing such correspondence and knowing …

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“Finding Your Roots” to Air on PBS

“Finding Your Roots” to Air on PBS

The ever-growing obsession with genealogy and researching one’s roots is becoming more and more apparent in all aspects of our lives. Just turn on the television, open a magazine or newspaper, or join into any conversation and you’ll find it won’t be long before genealogy in some form will be a topic of note. On …

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New ‘Goodies’ from Ancestry.com for 2012

New ‘Goodies’ from Ancestry.com for 2012

What a nice Christmas present! Ancestry.com has announced twelve new things for our genealogical enjoyment. I intend to check them all out one by one as they come available. And they are… More Record Collections 1940 US federal census – Of course, we’ve been hearing about this for quite a while now, but it’s actually …

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Empty Nest Heritage Feeds are Now Fixed

Empty Nest Heritage Feeds are Now Fixed

It seems sometimes that it’s best to not make improvements as they frequently lead to other issues with the smooth operation of my sites and their features. My purchase of new domains for the sites has caused my feeds to stop working. Once the new domain was put in place it changed the address for …

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A Special Holiday Offer from Flip-Pal.com

A Special Holiday Offer from Flip-Pal.com

Here is a valuable offer from Flip-Pal mobile scanner! They’re celebrating the holiday season by providing a coupon code for my customers, viewers and readers to receive 10% off the purchase price of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner or the Flip-Pal mobile scanner with the Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD. Act quickly though! This coupon code …

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There is Now More to Search for the Military Researcher

There is Now More to Search for the Military Researcher

Military Researcher? Rejoice! More News! I have made an effort to make this site as much an informational newsletter as a site that features my own adventures in genealogical and historical research. As part of that effort, I have and will provide updates from various genealogy research sites and resources about changes that may include …

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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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