March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance Day, I am reposting this read on…

Hull, Quebec.

Transcription – Obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle.

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 Cécile Lalonde. Epouse de feu Armand Labelle. Elle laisse 2 fils: Félix et André; 1 fille: Denise; 1 frère: Roland de Hull; read on…

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

  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 taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word.   While researching my French Canadian, Acadian read on…

Funny genealogy.

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most.     Dear Ancestor   Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected read on…

Mainz, Germany; Ancestry.com updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan Genealogies, 850-2012 Japan Village Records, 709-1982 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 South Africa South Africa, read on…

New England.

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

  Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.   _________________________________   NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700   445 KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & Elizabeth INGERSOLL, m/2 John BATTEN read on…

Strong-Porter House, Coventry, Connecticut

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Lucian A. Porter.

The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary of Lucian A. Porter, who died in Coventry, Connecticut. The original and more on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Obituary for Lucian A. Porter Featured image above: There was an interpretive sign there, explaining how the Strong-Porter house was originally built in 1730 in Coventry, Connecticut read on…