March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance Day, I am reposting this read on…

New England.

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

  Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.   _________________________________   NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700   445 KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & Elizabeth INGERSOLL, m/2 John BATTEN read on…

Strong-Porter House, Coventry, Connecticut

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Lucian A. Porter.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary of Lucian A. Porter, who died in Coventry, Connecticut. The original and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Obituary for Lucian A. Porter Featured image above: There was an interpretive sign there, explaining how the Strong-Porter house was originally built in 1730 in Coventry, Connecticut read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Portugal Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 United Kingdom England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.

Oliver Stillwell Jones The following are lists of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 New Zealand New Zealand, Archives read on…

George, Duke of Clarence

Legend lives on: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.

George, Duke of Clarence was born on October 21, 1449 at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (21 Sep 1411-30 Dec 1460) and Cecily Neville (3 May 1415-31 May 1495). George has lived in infamy because of his horrible end: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.   This was a time when Richard, Duke of York, read on…

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 from others, is completely disabling read on…