American

Hull, Quebec

What was there?

  What was there is a website that provides comparative photos of a location in the present day with archived photos from history.   My favorite part of genealogy is finding treasured images relating to people, places, events and things in my genealogy research. All of this information provides the color to our ancestors’ stories. …

What was there?Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 1
  •  
  • 1
  • 5
  •  
  •  
    8
    Shares
Abigail Williaposition of Abigail Williamsms' deposition.

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.

Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George Jacobs, granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. English and Sarah Churchwell.   Abigail Williams verifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath appeared to & hurt her many times by pinching & bringing the book for her to get her …

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

  Transcription of the biography of William H. Jaques.       Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and …

Transcription: Biography of William H. JaquesRead More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 1
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
Salsbury Prison, North Carolina

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.   Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with …

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    3
    Shares
Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

The following is my full transcription of a scan of the original probate record for Henry Jaques.   Henry Jaques Deceased At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day …

Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 51
  •  
  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
    54
    Shares
Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

  I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception.   Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden …

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • 4
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
    10
    Shares
Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand.

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand   Province of Nova Scotia MARRIAGE REGISTER Date of Marriage:  Feb. 1st 1909 Place of Marriage:  Arichat County:  Richmond How Married:  by license or banns:  Banns Date of Publication, if by Banns:  Jan. 17th – 24th – 31st 09 Full Name of GROOM:  Alfred Babin. His …

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary MarchandRead More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 8
  •  
  • 2
  • 5
  •  
  •  
    15
    Shares
In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War(4th great grandfather) The …

In Remembrance.Read More »

Spread the love...
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

About Empty Nest Genealogy: genealogy research, data and free downloads of sources, images and documents.

The other sites are: 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). Â 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. Â 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 ACADIAN, FRENCH AND FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTRY.

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. Â 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. Â 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 WELSH, QUAKER, BRITISH, ROYAL, SWISS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN TREE.

Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, Quaker, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others. Â 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. Â Don't leave this site without exploring it first. Â There is true treasure here. Â Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.