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, …

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: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when …

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 …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – May 12, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – March 23, 2014

Below are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.