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 …

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

Obituary for Mary Ann Keefer

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, aged 72 years and 10 months. Mary A. Jaques, was born in New York state May 11, …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

Amelia County, Virginia

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

Cocke's Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.

  Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames   (Featured image above: Cocke’s Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.) September, 1789, Clements, John, & Nancy Walthall, (d. of William). January, 1797, Clements, Joseph, & Susan A. Woodson. December, 1830, Clements, John, & Martha Webster. Nov. 13, 1788, Cliborne, Leonard, & Fanny Tanner. Robt. Tanner. April 14, 1767, Cobbs, John …

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

Funny genealogy.

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 …

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

I’ve learned of more positive benefits from teens’ family history knowledge.

Family history for youth.

  One day, I logged onto my Facebook to see a link posted by Cyndi’s List to the Washington Post article by Michael Alison Chandler, “Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history a sign of social-emotional health.”   …and I couldn’t agree more.   Through my own dedicated genealogy research and experience, I have learned of the …

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

New England.

  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) & …