Pennsylvania

Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania

Transcription: Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania.

The following is my transcription of abstracts of Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania. Featured image: Farmstead dating from 1858 in Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania.   WILLS OF CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA   by Ira F. Fravel, Col. U.S. Army, published 1/19/1939 Re-copied December, 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz   Will Book A   Page 1 CHRISTIAN STROM, …

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Biography of Reuben H. Meek

Transcription: Biography of Reuben H. Meek.

The following is my transcription of the biography of Reuben H. Meek, taken from pages 124 and 125 in the “Commemorative Biographical Record.“ 124 COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD [Last paragraphs of another unrelated biography] REUBEN H. MEEK. Among the sturdy Scotch who came from Edinburgh, Scotland, to America before the Revolutionary war, was Rebert Meek and …

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William Read Shelby, Biography

Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

NOTE: In biography of William Read Shelby and some other biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich. Born Dec. 4, 184, …

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Robert Owen will

Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

The following is a transcript of the partial image of the will of Robert Owen of the Welsh Tract in Pennsylvania, scanned from “Merion in the Welsh Tract”. I’ve been able to find any reference to the missing top portion of the will.   …????? fifty pound for & towards ye mantenance & pre?????ment of …

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Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Feb 2016.   Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Portugal Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 United …

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

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 …

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John Lambert Cadwallader

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3   RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR ———— The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, …

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Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

The following is my transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records dated between 1708 and 1985, for surnames Beavan to Eyre (in alphabetical order).   CHESTER FRIENDS CEMETERY On the west side of Edgmont Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Chester, Pa. ____________________ The image above links directly to the transcription of the document. …

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Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.   General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a …

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Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.   HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY 563 JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan …

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Family Search.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 Costa Rica Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic …

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The old Philadelphia State House.

Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761   By AUTHORITY. A LIST of CHILDREN now at the State-Houfe, in Philadelphia, who in the Courfe of the War, were taken Captives from feveral Parts of this Province by the Indians, and have been lately releafed by His Excellency General  A …

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates   Canada Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland Census, 1921 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 United Kingdom United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 United States California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954 California, San …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan, Census Records, 1661-1875 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 Netherlands Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015.

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Canada Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994 United States California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates to 21 Nov 2014

If you’re interested in newly indexed and available records at Family Search and Ancestry.com , be sure to keep checking this blog. Although there is no set schedule, I try to publish the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates. FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates United States Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 26 Oct 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions for the period up to October 26, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Marriages, 1722-1911 Bahamas Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959 Cape Verde Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1790-1891 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid District Court Records, 1985-2013 Peru …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

Sorry for the large gap. I’m in the process of doing some experimental performance of this site which has demanded much of my attention in the past couple of weeks. Finally, though, here are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to October 14, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, New South Wales, …

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Memorial for Rose Dionne

Transcription: ‘In Memoriam’ for Rose Dionne

Following is my transcription of the ‘In Memoriam’ regarding the death of Rose Dionne.   “We have loved her during life; let us not abandon her, until we have conducted her by our prayers into the house of the Lord.” St. Ambrose IN YOUR CHARITY Pray for the Repose of the soul of ROSE DIONNE …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 6 Aug 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to and including August 6, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Canada Census, 1911 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 Korea Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 New Zealand New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 5, 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions as of June 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 Korea Korea, Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392-1910 Mexico Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions. The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org. The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, …

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Genealogy News Bites to June 23, 2014

Following are the latest genealogy headlines and genealogy news bites up to June 23, 2014.   Atlanta Journal Constitution Ancestry.com announces major changes There are more details in a June 4 press release posted on blogs.ancestry.com. For each area, there is a series of questions with a drop-down discussion of how to transfer (if applicable), …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions: June 15, 2014

Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions up to and including June 15, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1912 Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – June 4, 2014

The following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions of numerous collections.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013 Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961 Guatemala Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2008 Italy Italy, Como, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1850-1927 …

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A Treasure Trove of Genealogy and Family History Collections

A large portion of my genealogical research is worldwide, but especially in North America between the 18th and 20th centuries. Some of these items in this collection of  genealogy and family history collections DVDs have proved very to be helpful to my own research. Oklahoma State History and Genealogy – Collection of 27 Books From …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – May 20, 2014

Following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to and including May 20, 2014. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903 France France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1906 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – March 13, 2014.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to their collections as of today, March 13, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions England England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685-1941 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1900 Mexico Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 Sweden Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860 Switzerland Switzerland, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to January 21, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions   FamilySearch.org Belgium Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Canada Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700-1950 England England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 Germany Germany, Hesse, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Darmstadt District, Civil Registration, 1876-1925 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Pati, Naturalization Records, 1960-2013 Indonesia, …

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