March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

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Spread the love…          In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of read on…


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"Wessenden Valley" on the Pennine Way footpath south of Marsden in West Yorkshire. The area is part of the Marsden Moor Estate.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar.

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Spread the love…          The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar. Featured image: “Wessenden Valley” on the Pennine Way footpath south of Marsden in West Yorkshire. The area is part of the Marsden Moor read on…


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

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

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Spread the love…            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 read on…


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Robert Stone's Last Will and Testament

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Robert Stone, April 16, 1825

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Spread the love…            The following is my transcription of the last will and testament of Robert Stone, husband of Ann Stone.   182 Robert Stone 16. This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Stone of Wyke Regis read on…


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Hull, Quebec.

Transcription – Obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle.

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Spread the love…          Transcription of the obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle, de Hull.   ORIGINAL FRENCH BOND-LABELLE — Mme Reina, de Hull, est décédéé le 15 juin 1986, à l’âge de 63 ans. Fille de feu Albert Bond et de feu read on…


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Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

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Spread the love…            In researching genealogy, translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky, and the same goes for other languages as well, and mistakes can easily be made.   Getting one term, phrase or word wrong can mean read on…


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Obituary for Mary Ann Keefer

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.

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Spread the love…          Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.   (Mary Ann Jaques, Mary Ann Keefer) KEEFER — At the home of her son Charles, in the town of Elba, Saturday March 11, 1899, Mrs. C. W. Keefer, read on…


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