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

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

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The following are lists of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.

 

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Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

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Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.

 

Obituary; General George Cadwalader
Obituary for General George Cadwalader

General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a brother of Judge Cadwalader, who died on Sunday week, and was the last of the five sons of General Thomas Cadwalader. The deceased was born in Philadelphia, in 1806, engaged in mercantile business, and filled the position of President of the Mutual Insurance Company for a third of a century. He served gallantly in the Mexican War as well as in the Slaveholders’ Rebellion, and distinguished himself in both positions. His record is one of the best which he can safely leave behind as a grand inheritance to his family and friends.

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The image of the image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking on the name link, or searching the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for Leonard Scott Keefer and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

 

 


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Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 17 Jan 2015.

Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 17 Jan 2015.

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The following are the Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions since January 6, 2015.

 

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Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions since January 6, 2015.

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 29 Dec 2014.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 29 Dec 2014.

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Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 29 Dec 2014.

 

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US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

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Press Release: Massive Online US Obituaries Project Will Help Find Your Ancestors
October 1, 2014
obituary project to be made searchable online.
US obituary project to be made searchable online.

Volunteers making over a billion names from US death records searchable online.

Salt Lake City, Utah —October 1, 2014

In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) and GenealogyBank (GenealogyBank.com) today announced an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online. It will be the largest—and perhaps most significant—online US historic records access initiative yet. It will take tens of thousands of online volunteers to make GenealogyBank’s vast U.S. obituary collection more discoverable online. Find out more at FamilySearch.org/Campaign/Obituaries.

The tremendous undertaking will make a billion records from over 100 million US newspaper obituaries readily searchable online. The newspapers are from all 50 states and cover the period 1730 to present. The completed online index will be fairly comprehensive, including 85% of U.S. deaths from the last decade alone. The death collection will easily become one of the most popular online genealogy databases ever, detailing names, dates, relationships, locations of the deceased, and multi-generational family members.

Family history information from obituaries are being indexed by volunteers and made searchable online.

Obituaries can solve family puzzles, tell stories, dispel myths, and provide tremendous help with family history research. A single obituary can include the names and relationships of dozens of family members. For example, Alice E. Cummings’ obituary (See above) sheds light on where she lived during her lifespan, her personal history, and it provides information connecting five generations of ancestors and descendants in her family tree—14 people in all.

Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch, explained that obituaries are extremely valuable because they tell the stories of our ancestors’ lives long after they are deceased. He invites online volunteers to help unlock the “treasure trove” of precious family information locked away in newspaper obituaries.

“Billions of records exist in US obituaries alone,” Brimhall said. “The average obituary contains the names of about ten family members of the deceased—parents, spouse, children, and other relatives. Some include much more. Making them easily searchable online creates an enormously important source for compiling our family histories. The number of people who will benefit from this joint initiative is incalculable.”

GenealogyBank has over 6,500 historical U.S. newspapers and growing, spanning over 280 years. The death notices in these publications go beyond names and dates. They can provide insightful first-hand accounts about an ancestor that simply are not available from censuses or vital records alone.

“Obituaries, unlike any other resource, have the ability to add incredible dimensions to an individual’s family history research. They contain a wealth of information including facts and details that help capture the legacy of those who have passed on,” said Dan V. Jones, GenealogyBank Vice President. “The unique life stories written, dates documented, and generations of family members mentioned are often only found within an obituary, which makes them such an invaluable resource. Obituaries have the unique power to both tell a story and enable individuals to learn more about their family relationships. GenealogyBank is proud and excited to partner with FamilySearch in bringing these obituaries to researchers all over the world.”

Volunteers Are Key

The success of the massive US obituary campaign will depend on online volunteers. The obituaries are fairly simple to read, since they are digital images of the typeset, printed originals, but require human judgment to sort through the rich, historic data and family relationships recorded about each person. Information about online volunteering is available at FamilySearch.org/indexing. A training video, indexing guide, detailed instructions, telephone and online support are available to help new volunteer indexers if needed.

FamilySearch.org volunteers have already indexed over one billion historic records online since 2006, including all of the available U.S. Censuses, 1790 to 1940. In 2012 volunteers rallied in a record-breaking effort to index the entire 1940 U.S. Census in just four months. Today, the US censuses, 1790 to 1940, are the most popular online databases for family history research. Indexed obituary collections can be searched online at FamilySearch.org and GenealogyBank.com.

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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank.com is one of the largest exclusive collections of newspapers and historical documents for family history research. It provides information on millions of American families from 1690–today. Over 6,500 newspapers provide first-hand accounts of your ancestors’ lives that simply can’t be found in other genealogy resources: obituaries, birth and marriage notices, photographs, hometown news and more. Over 380,000 historical books and documents from 1749-1994 include military records, widow’s claims, orphan petitions, land grants, casualty lists, funeral sermons, biographies and much more. Discover the stories, names, dates, places and events that have shaped your family story at GenealogyBank.com.

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Genealogy News Bites to July 1, 2014.

Genealogy News Bites to July 1, 2014.

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The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines up to and including June 30, 2014.
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Genealogy News Bites to July 1, 2014.
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You Can Transform Your Genetic Ancestry Data into Health Info, But Your

For just $5, Promethease can turn ancestry/family DNA data from companies like 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, and/or ancestry.com into DNA health data. The link here has step-by-step instructions about how to get your raw data from each of these companies …

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Free Webinar US Research Series: United States Land Records—July 10, 2014

The Family History Library will present a free webinar for all who are interested in learning how to use United States Land Records to help them expand their family history research efforts…

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Now On Display: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964, with Martin Luther King, Jr., directly behind him, President Lyndon Johnson scrawled his signature on a document years in the making—the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation…

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Great News! J. L. McFarland (Case #21) Dog Tag – Family Found

Two days ago I posted about the dog tag of J. L. McFarland. I am really pleased to say that with the help of one of my amazing readers G. Johns, we have found this soldier’s nephew…

Faulty Content List for Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 – Corrections Part 3

Canadiana.Org has digitized 21 films of the Heir & Devisee Commission Papers (Heir & Devisee Commission papers 1797-1854, found in their Heritage Collection), and that’s a good thing for genealogists.

Update on Ancestry Websites After the DDOS Attacks

Here is the latest update from Ancestry.com about the outages caused by the DDOS Attack last week. Contrary to what Conspiracy Theorists were posting on various Social Media sites, Rootsweb has *not* been taken down, and it is now functional.  I’m waiting to see if some of the more vocal conspiracy theorists will admit on those same forums that they were wrong…

Is NewspaperArchive DOT com in Trouble?

As reported in The Gazette in the article Cedar Rapids company under state review after complaints, Heritage Microfilm and NewspaperArchive.com are being investigated by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office…

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Murder Mysteries, Dickensian Conditions, Laughter and Tears

This Summer sees the ever popular BBC show Who Do You Think You Are return to our screens with a stellar lineup of British and Irish celebrities. Launched in 2004, the show will hit its 100th episode during the upcoming series.

 

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Two bullets that changed the course of history

On this day exactly 100 years ago, Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, and his wife Sophia, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Franz Ferdinand was the nephew of the…

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Ancestry.com Boasts Largest Online Collection of Puerto Rico Historical

Ancestry.com today announced the availability of nearly 5 million Puerto Rico birth, marriage and death records. Spanning 165 years (1836-2001), this comprehensive collection of vital records was originally

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Genealogy Insider – Findmypast Acquires Genealogy Website Mocavo

Findmypast Acquires Genealogy Website Mocavo Posted by Diane Another week, another acquisition for British genealogy company Findmypast: The company just announced that it has purchased Mocavo.com, a genealogy …

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

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

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

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

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David Coon and his first wife Mary Ann (Adams) was a casualty of disease in Salisbury Prison during the Civil War, as were thousands of other soldiers.

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 poorly kept records and it is unlikely we will ever know the true toll. Possibly because the civil war was the last war in which hand to hand combat was prevalent, it saw more casualties than in any war before or since.

This $65 million project will stretch 180 miles north to south across three states, resulting in the longest man-made path of trees in the world.

Communities along the route are being asked to provide land to create groves of trees. So far, 248 trees have been planted at Bliss Orchard at Gettysburg. This is an effort by the National Park Service to see the battlefield site restored to its 1863 condition and appearance. In very short order, Cate Magennis Wyatt, head of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership began receiving calls quickly from citizens asking how they could contribute.


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