Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

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

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Spread the love…          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 read on…


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Transcription: Civil War Roster of the 8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery.

Transcription: Civil War Roster of the 8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery.

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Spread the love…          Following is my transcription of the Civil War Roster of the 8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery showing ancestors Charles George Blythe and his brother John Mumby Blythe. Featured image above: Wisconsin state crest during the Civil War. ————————————- read on…


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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb.

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Spread the love…            The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   Feature image: Map of the kingdom of Prussia in the 18th century. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 11 Feb, 2017.   read on…


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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

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Spread the love…            The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well read on…


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Robert Stone's Last Will and Testament

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Robert Stone, April 16, 1825

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Spread the love…            The following is my transcription of the last will and testament of Robert Stone, husband of Ann Stone.   182 Robert Stone 16. This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Stone of Wyke Regis read on…


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In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

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Spread the love…            Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   read on…


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Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

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Spread the love…           War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE read on…


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