John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  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 …

Genealogy and bio: Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

River Brenig at Tregaron.

Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales was the son of David Phillip “Phillip” Shelby (1648-1731) and Margaretta Alexander (1660-    ) and was the one who was honored by future namesakes including Brigadier General Evan Shelby. (The original data, images and more on this individual and family are also available on Blythe Genealogy.) Also believed to …

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

Genealogy research center.

  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 …

It’s important to know naming conventions for genealogy #namingconventions.

Naming conventions in genealogy.

  I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions.   Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow …

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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

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 …

Medieval Genealogy Research: Myth vs. Fact

Medieval history: Myth vs. Fact

I have found my many years of our family genealogy research to be both difficult and rewarding; especially medieval research when one has to distinguish between myth and fact. There is no feeling like breaking down a ‘brick wall’ and finding solid support and/or primary genealogy sources to document the finds.   There are a …

Cadwallon ap Cadfan, King of Gwynedd.

Cadfan's Tombstone at Llangadwaladr Church, Anglesey

My children’s 40th great grandfather, Cadwallon ap Cadfan (also Cadwalader, Cadwallon, Caedwalla, Caswallon, Caedwalla, or Catgublaun), King of Gwynedd (presently north Wales), was born about 600 in Gwynedd, and is just one of their many Welsh Quaker ancestors.   He was the son of Cadfan (Cadvan) ap Iago, King of Gwynedd (570-625) and Afandreg “Ddu, …

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Major 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 …