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Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales Brigadier General Evan S. Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – April 1, 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – April 1, 2014

The following are the updates and additions for the Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com sites.   FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1920 Belgium Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2013 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, […]

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William I “The Conqueror,” King of England

William I “The Conqueror,” King of England

William “The Conqueror” I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter. As he was the illegitimate son of Robert […]

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The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The Discovery Service at the National Archives in Great Britain

The UK National Archives catalogue, which has a free online search, but there are problems. Some knowledge has always been necessary to search the catalogue with any success. The Discovery Service makes it easier for everyone – novice to expert – to search and use the collection. The user is able to search the collection, […]

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Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan (Dhu) Isaac Shelby was the son of David Phillip “Phillip” Shelby (1648-1731) and Margaretta Alexander (1660-    ). He was born about 1694 at the beginning of the reign of William and Mary (1690-1695), and was baptised on September 2, 1694 at St. Caron’s Church in Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales. He was most likely a […]

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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 […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – February 14, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – February 14, 2014

Updates and additions to the databases of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org FamilySearch.org Australia Australia, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 Austria Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1910 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 Dominican […]

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Transcription: Biography of William Read Shelby; National cyclopaedia of American biography.

Transcription: Biography of William Read Shelby; National cyclopaedia of American biography.

NOTE: In some biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ 1842-1930 (handwritten) SHELBY, William Read, railroad president was born in Lincoln county, Ky., Dec. 4, 1842, eldest son of John Warren and Mary H. (Knight) Shelby, and a […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
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