If today’s political environment existed in the past, would we be citizens in our own countries?

Family history for youth.

  Those who became citizens of our countries today, were the immigrants of the past, whether illegal or legal. They were the explorers, pioneers and settlers we learn about today with so much pride.   As a matter of fact, if there were a ‘law of historical possession’ everyone except the first nations and natives …

Transcription: Biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely; Dictionary of National Biography

Fort Hall, Pocatello, Idaho.

Following is my transcription of the biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely from the Dictionary of National Biography. Featured image: Replica of the first Fort Hall in Pocatello, Idaho. DR. OSCAR B. STEELY.   Greater than the responsibility of almost any other line of human endeavor is that which rests upon the physician; the issues of …

Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

Robert Owen will

The following is a transcript of the partial image of the will of Robert Owen of the Welsh Tract in Pennsylvania, scanned from “Merion in the Welsh Tract”. I’ve been able to find any reference to the missing top portion of the will.   …????? fifty pound for & towards ye mantenance & pre?????ment of …

The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who …

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

Transcription – Obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle.

Hull, Quebec.

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; …

Transcription: Biography of Susannah Hart Shelby

Fort Boonesborough

  Biography of Susannah Hart Shelby   SHELBY (Susannah Hart) fl. 1779-84   (Featured image above: Fort Boonesborough: Nathaniel Hart was a member of the Transylvania Company and one of the original settlers at Boonesborough in 1775, having helped construct the fort there. Col. Isaac Shelby, after the capture of Cornwallis, went out to Kentucky in 1782 …

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Passengers on a ship.

  The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.   There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, …