William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.

Recently Added and Updated Collections on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015. FamilySearch.org Updates Canada   Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland Census, 1921 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 United Kingdom United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 United States California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954 California, San Francisco …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 19 Feb 2015.

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The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 19 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Russia Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 United States California, San Diego Passenger Lists, 1904-1952 Illinois, Soldier burial places, 1774-1974 Maine, Crew List Arriving at Eastport, 1949-1958 New York, Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906 …

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

La Rochelle, France in 1628.

What a shock to find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna! I was reviewing old genealogy articles to find story and post ideas and hit the jackpot with this one. In an article by CanWest News Service’s Randy Boswell from March of 2010, he recounts …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan, Census Records, 1661-1875 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 Netherlands Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Dec 2014.

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Dec 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Belgium Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 China China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil …

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one …

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

In recognition of October being “Ancestry Month”, I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most. …