Joan of Kent and Edward of Angouleme

Joan, Fair Maid of Kent

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Spread the love…            Joan, Countess of Kent was Princess of Wales and was also known as Joan, Fair Maid of Kent. Her other titles included Princess of Aquitaine, Countess of Salisbury and Baroness Wake of Liddell. She was also the read on…


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Wenceslas

Wenzel I and Boleslav “der Grausame, the Cruel”

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Spread the love…            One thing I realized very quickly after starting to research my family’s genealogy is that not all of our ancestors are ‘nice’ guys or gals. Wenzel I and Boleslave “der Grausame, the Cruel” is only one of read on…


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The Acadian Deportation

Pierre dit Laverdure and Priscilla Mellanson – A Family Mystery

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Spread the love…           Update: New Melanson genealogy information was found by a fellow researcher in 2012 and may have cleared up this family mystery. I learned about it during December 2014 and the new information is detailed in the post read on…


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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

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Spread the love…            The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   Feature image: Map of the kingdom of Prussia in the 18th century. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   read on…


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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

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Spread the love…            The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well 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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In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

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Spread the love…            Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   read on…


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Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

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Spread the love…           War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE read on…


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