The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries. Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to compare their Jewish ancestry with the six different searchable databases in the Knowles collection. Some of those databases include names and information on Jewish individuals from: British Isles (208,349) Europe (380,637) South Pacific (21,518) South America and the Caribbean (21, 351) North America (489,000). Africa and the Orient (37,618) These records provide both given names…
In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines from a broad range of sites and blogs. Olive Tree Genealogy Long Lost Love Letters Found & Returned to Descendants This is one of those feel-good stories we all love. And wouldn’t we all love to find such a treasure? Joshua McKinney, of Casnovia, Michigan, was removing old insulation in his home’s attic when he…
The New York City Department of Records vital records index is now available free to family history researchers via Ancestry.com . In today’s press release by Ancestry.com , they “announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at Ancestry.com /NewYork. The new index, made possible through a relationship with the New York City Department Of Records/Municipal Archives, brings the vast collection of New York records, images and historical documents already on Ancestry.com to nearly 40 million. This will enable people exploring their family history to discover and learn more about their possible New York roots.”…
ABOUT THIS SITE...
This is one of my four blogs:
I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.
MY FAMILY HISTORY
My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian. Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.
MARK'S FAMILY HISTORY
Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.
My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first. There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.