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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.

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6          6Shares  The following are the more recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 2 Dec 2017.   Argentina Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983 Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 Denmark Denmark Census, 1834 Denmark Census, 1835 …

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

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           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

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           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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Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

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           This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.   Blythe, Charles G. Birthplace: England Occupation: Farmer Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war Length of service: …

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Stehle Ancestry: First Page of Gabriel Steely's Court Document

Stehle Ancestry

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2          2SharesIn a previous post, Relationship Chart of Mark Blythe to Barack Obama, I posted the Stehle ancestry chart showing the connection between Barack Obama and my husband, through their common ancestor, Ulrich Stehle. Ulrich Stehle Sr. was my children’s eighth great-grandfather. He was born in Europe (presumably in Holland or Germany) in about 1699, married …

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Margaret Anna Ganske - Beaver Dam obituary

Transcription: Obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary of Anna Margaret Ganske as published in the Beaver Dam Argus. _________________ Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 7, 1900, p. 5. GANSKE—-At the Ganske homestead three miles north of Beaver Dam, Wis., June 4, 1900, Mrs. Anna Margaret Ganske, the beloved wife of August Ganske, in the 57th …

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Carolyn Alma Hodgson (Johnson)

Transcription: Obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson)

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           Following is my transcription of the obituary for Carolyn Alma Hodgson (nee Johnson), who died in Cairns, Australia. A memorial service was held in Bethel Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, Washington on August 27, 1995. Carolyn Alma Hodgson A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, in Bethel Lutheran Church in …

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Transcription: Obituary of Margaret Bourgeois

Transcription: Obituary for Margaret Ducharme (Peggy Ducharme).

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           Following is the obituary for Margaret Ducharme, who died 1998 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Unfortunately, I have no indication of which newspaper published this obituary.   She has also been known as Peggy Ducharme, Margaret Bourgeois, Peggy Bourgeois, Margaret Y. Bourgeois, and finally, Marie Marguerite Yvette Bourgeois. Margaret Y. Ducharme Margaret Y. “Peggy” Ducharme, 82, …

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Harold Everett Redetzke

Transcription: Obituary for Harold Everett Redetzke; 1935 – 2002

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1          1Share+ + + + OBITUARY – HAROLD EVERETT REDETZKE + + + + May 18, 1935 – October 12, 2002 Harold Everett Redetzke, age 67, died on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at his home in rural Sebeka, MN. Harold was born to Elmer and Margaret (Kimball) Redetzke on May 18, 1935 in Butler Township, MN. …

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William W. Shelby biography.

Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.

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           Transcription: “Who’s Who in Engineering” bio of William W. Shelby.   SHELBY, William W., Jr., Esmeralda, Coahuila, Mex. ; res. Henderson, Ky. Mining Engr ; b. Henderson, Ky, Nov. 16, 1888 ; s. William W. and Mary (Turner) Shelby ; R.E.M. 1908, B.C.E. 1909, Univ. of Ky ; E.M. Columbia Univ., 1911 ; Kappa Alpha …

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Stanley - Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870

Transcription: Hartford Vital Records; Stanley, Standley, Standly, Standla; page 392

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           HARTFORD VITAL RECORDS 392 BARBOUR COLLECTION (Name and description   |   Vol.   |   Page) SQUIRES, SQUIER (cont.) 1849, by Rev. William W Patton  |   1   |   274 Eunice, of Hartford, m. Augustin P GRIFFIN, of New York, Dec 11, 1834, by Rev. M. H. Smith   |   1   |   115 James M., of Montgomery, Mass., m. Louisa …

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Ervin Thornton family biography.

Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York.

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           Transcription: Biography of Ervin Thornton and his family, of Tappen, New York. [Tappen, 1878 – 1966] ERVIN THORNTON On September 12. 1948 Ervin Thornton and Wynola Dewald were united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Dawson. They were the first couple to be married in this church after it was moved there from Gackle. …

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Isaac Shelby

Journey through centuries: An ancestral doppelganger is discovered!

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1          1ShareMy biggest fascination with my genealogy research is finding old photos of the people – especially any rare ancestral doppelganger to current family members. These images bring some life to the profile created by the fact finding of my research and brings these characters closer and makes them more relatable and understandable. A while ago, …

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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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             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.   Argentina Argentina, La Pampa, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1976 Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975 Australia Australia, New …

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US New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard.

Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116

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           Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116   Featured image: US New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard. 116 NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700 BULL, Henry & 2/wf Esther/Hester ALLEN (1648-1676); [14 Feb 1664/5?], 1665/6?; Sandwich/Providence BULL, Henry (1610-1694) & 3/wf Ann (CLAYTON?) EASTON (-1708, ae 80), w Nicholas; 28 Mar …

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Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

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4          4Shares  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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Mainz, Germany; Ancestry.com updates and additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.

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            The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Mar 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan Genealogies, 850-2012 Japan Village Records, 709-1982 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Peru Peru, Amazonas, Civil …

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Resource file.

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

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             Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …

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1857 Ship's Roster for the ship "Ironsides"

Genealogy transcription: 1857 Ship’s Roster for the ship “Ironsides.”

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3          3SharesThe following is my transcription of the passenger list or ship’s roster for the ship “Ironsides” of 1857. Original data, images and more for this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.   Ironsides Ship’s Roster 1857 – England to America 5 Martha Langsbury 34 Male Farmer Germany 6 Ellenora do 34 Female Housekeeper …

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last Will and Testament of William Crawley

Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Robinson Coke Jones

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           The following is my genealogy transcription of the obituary for Robinson Coke Jones of Covington, Indiana. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.)  ____________________ DIED. Robinson Coke Jones died at the family residence in Warren county, northwest of this place, Thursday morning, May 11, 1897, at 2 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

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

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             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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Genealogy research center.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.

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             The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 …

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Cotton gin.

Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

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             I have a mystery concerning the birth records of slave children in Virginia and I’m hoping this post might lead to some answers to my questions.   While researching our connection(s) to the Cocke and Chastain families of Virginia, I discovered a mystery with regard to the parentage and  birth records of slave children …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

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

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           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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