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Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

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,

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.

These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.

Family Search.org Updates and Additions.

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 Costa Rica Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a

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

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),