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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 14 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Albania Albania, Census, 1930 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Canada Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Czech Republic, School Registers 1799-1953 South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa,

Genealogy News Bites to June 3, 2014

The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to June 3, 2014. FamilySearch Blog RootsTech 2015 Now Accepting Presentation Proposals The RootsTech Content Committee is now accepting dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology… 15-Year-Old Organizes Unique Genealogy

Civil War dead are honored by planting 620,000 trees.

To honor the 150th anniversary of the civil war, holes are being dug in the grass median about an hour south the Mason-Dixon Line to plan oak, cedar, maple and dogwood trees. Approximately 740,000 soldiers are estimated to have died during the civil war’s short span of four years. This number is questionable because of