Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.

These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and …

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law …

Fold 3 offers free access to WWII records between May 8 – 15, 2015.

Free access to Fold3 WWII records.

Now’s your chance to check out Fold3.com and find those elusive WWII records for your relatives who were involved in WWII.   Between May 8 and May 15, 2015, the WWII records are available for free access by anyone.   Some of the records available are the holocaust collection, missing Air Crew reports, US Air Force …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.

Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 7 May, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005 Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Peru, …

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a …

Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett

Wogaman, Burkett, Holdery - featured

Transcription: Wogaman, Burkett and Holdery – Burkhart — Burckhardt — Burket — Burkett   WOGAMAN, BURKETT, HOLDERY Author:     Ezra McFall Kuhns Publisher:     [Dayton, Ohio? : s.n., 1948] Series:      Genealogy & local history, G7296. BURKHART — BURCKHARDT — BURKET — BURKETT (First Page) It has been said that Emanuel Burkhart whose home …

Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such …