In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those in our families who have served, or worse yet, who we lost during military service.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt. Remembering those we lost in […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

  I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless.   All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. […]

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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 – often seen as a 12th century comparison to the sinking of the Titanic.   During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring […]

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Crest of Chatterton Family

From Chatterton to Blythe: A Lincolnshire family’s story.

Richard Chatterton was born and baptised before August 17, 1689 in Frodingham, Lincolnshire, England as the fourth child of Richard Chatterton Sr. and Frances Coates. He had three siblings, George, Robert, and Rachel. On May 26, 1725 and at the age of 35, Richard married Mary Brumby (see relationship chart at left). They had the […]

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Salsbury Prison, North Carolina

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 […]

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Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand […]

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March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand […]

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