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) & …

Genealogy transcription: Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County.

Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque

  The following is my own genealogy transcription of a Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. (The original data, images and more on this individual and family are also available on Blythe Genealogy.)   George Meek of Cumberland County Excerpt from: Watchman, May 1, 1931   Four soldiers of 1776 memorialized by D.A.R. …

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Lucian A. Porter.

Strong-Porter House, Coventry, Connecticut

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 …

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Resource file.

  Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …