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 …

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: 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 …

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Sophronia Warner.

Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Geauga, Ohio

The following is the obituary of Sophronia Warner.   Obituary.   Miss Sophronia Warner   — The remains of Miss Sophronia Warner, widow of the late Daniel Warner, who for many years occupied rooms in the Young block, southeast corner of Main and St. Clair streets, were brought here yesterday, Tuesday, for interment in Evergreen …

Genealogy Mystery: Who were Christian W. Keefer’s parents?

Keefer, Christian W. and Mary A

Christian W. Keefer (Chester) is an important figure in one of the main branches of my husband’s and children’s ascendancy. He married Mary Ann Jacques and they eventually settled and raised a family in Dodge County, Wisconsin. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.)  After numerous years …

Transcription: Wedding Certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams

Wedding Certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams

The following is my transcription of the marriage certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams for their marriage of 6da 8mo 1720 in Merion Meeting House, Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania.   Joseph Ambler of the Township of Montgomery in the County of Philadelphia, Wheelright, and Ann Williams, daughter of Jno. Williams of ye Township of Meirion …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Oliver Stillwell Jones The following are lists of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Oct 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Italy Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 Russia Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939 …