Tag: Historical Figures

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale. Cape Breton, or Île Royale as it was known by the French, was the location of a trading fort built by Nicolas Denys in the mid-1600′s. Continuous infighting among the French commercial community resulted in the post and fort being burnt. Construction of a new […]

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Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

In my 12+ years of genealogy experience, I have become very attached to the Google tools, tips and tricks for genealogy research! Once I discovered these tools, I haven’t looked back. I use them frequently in the course of my research. Free Genealogy Search Help This is the one Google search tool I use most […]

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The Bourgs of Acadia

The Bourgs of Acadia

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 stopped using […]

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Robert William: A Friend of Goshen

Robert William: A Friend of Goshen

Robert William “King of Goshen”, 9th great grandfather to my son and daughter, son of Ellis and Ellin Williams, was born in about 1647 in Marion, Pembroke, Wales. Sometime prior to 1691, Robert William had immigrated to Pennsylvania, United States. Robert William married Gwen Cadwallader, daughter of John and Sarah Ellin (Roberts) Cadwallader, on 19d […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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