Tag: Historical Figures

Some skeletons in the closet are worse than others.

Some skeletons in the closet are worse than others.

During my years of genealogical research, I’ve discovered numerous ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ and scandals that at a shorter distance in time would be hard to deal with. Separated by decades and even centuries, however, a lot of these misdeeds become more titillating and not quite as scandalous. I’ve found polygamy, traitorous acts, […]

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Transcription: Watchman article of May 1, 1931 regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, PA.

Transcription: Watchman article of May 1, 1931 regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, PA.

The following is my own transcription of a Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Excerpt from:Watchman, May 1, 1931 FOUR SOLDIERS OF 1776 MEMORIALIZED BY D.A.R. GEORGE MEEK — In War and in Peace. From a paper prepared by Elizabeth Meek, of Bellefonte, Pa. Robert Meek came from Edinburgh, Scotland to Maryland […]

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

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

In recognition of October being “Ancestry Month”, 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. […]

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The sinking of the White Ship.

The sinking of the White Ship.

Several of my children’s ancestors were among the hundreds who perished in the sinking of the White Ship off Barfleur, France in 1120. During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Several of the ancestors were casualties of the disastrous shipwreck of the “White Ship”. […]

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John “Lackland” King of England.

John “Lackland” King of England.

John “Lackland”  King of England (the bad king) was born December 24, 1167 or 1177, to Henri II, King of England (1133-1189) and Eleonore  d’Aquitaine, Duchess d’Aquitaine (1122-1204). He was also the younger brother and successor to King Richard (the good king). John was made King of Ireland in 1177, Comte de Mortain in 1189, […]

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Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War. Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with such […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
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