Tag: Wills

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
Ancestry.com Updates and Additions.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions.

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Colombia

Ghana

India

Indonesia

Italy

New Zealand

Slovakia

Spain

United Kingdom

United States

Worldwide

 

Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

Australia

Bermuda

Canada

Hungary

Netherlands

United Kingdom

United States

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates – 29 Sep 2014

The following is the list of FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to date, September 29, 2014.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates

FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates

Belgium

China

Finland

France

Czechoslovakia

India

Indonesia

Italy

Korea

Nicaragua

Portugal

Spain

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

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Canada

England

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Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage.
Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine at 3 circa 1938.

In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment to the Canadian military. My own father, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, was an Instrument Electrical Technician in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost thirty years.

Gerard Turmaine in full pipe bank regalia playing his snare drum.

Gerard Turmaine in full pipe band regalia playing his snare drum.

Born in 1934 to Henry Joseph Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery of Quebec, he was nephew to both family members we lost in WWI, Joseph Philias Albert Emery (Rose’s brother) and Joseph Turmaine (Henry’s half-brother). (See photo at right of Gerry Turmaine at age 3.) As a new Canadian forces member, he spent some time in New Brunswick visiting the family of another recruit, Paul Melanson and met my mother, Patricia Gail Melanson – Paul’s sister.

Shortly after, he was transferred to Baden Söllingen, Germany and a long distance relationship proceeded for a while until he eventually asked my mother to go over and marry him. She traveled over on ship, they were married, and just over a year later I was born.

A year after my birth, my father was posted to Trenton, Ontario by the Canadian military, where we lived for ten years. During this time, he was a member of the national military pipe band (see photo at left) and frequently played all around the nation – and on one occasion, I can remember him traveling to Washington, DC to play.  During the ten years we lived in Trenton, my parents had three more girls, my sisters Renee, Andrea and Danielle.

We finally left Trenton when my parents’ dream came true and we were transferred to Comox, British Columbia. I can remember my parents talking about how much they’d like to live on the west coast of Canada for years. As a matter of fact, the story told ever after was that my Dad was so happy at the news of our transfer to British Columbia he wore holes in his socks dancing around the coffee table.

Their intention to remain in British Columbia was evident when my Dad told his superiors in Comox that he would rather forego any further promotions in order to remain in British Columbia until he retired. My parents lived in Comox until his death in 2005.

Turmaine Family in the late 1960's.

Turmaine family photo with Gerry in rear on the right; middle: Renee, Christine, Gail and Andrea; front: Danielle.

Twenty years ago I met my husband while he was training in Comox. He was an Aviation Technician with the Canadian Armed Forces and retired in 2006 to take a position with Marshall Aerospace in Abbotsford, British Columbia – where he could continue to work on his favorite aircraft, the CC130 Hercules.

To add to the tradition, my husband’s father, Marsh Blythe, retired in the 1980’s as a Sergeant in the Canadian army and my sister Andrea’s husband Larry Potter also retired several years ago from the Canadian army.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 21 Aug 2014

Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions for these sites over the past two weeks.
FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

I must apologize for taking so long this time. Although I don’t have a set schedule, I do normally do this post about once a week. Because I have to process each link individually, it’s very time consuming and with other maintenance tasks I’ve had to do, this post was delayed.

 

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Argentina

Brazil

Colombia

Ghana

Italy

Jamaica

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Spain

Sweden

United States

 

Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

Australia

United Kingdom

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Transcription: Letter re disappearance of Richard Kellar / Keller.

The following is my transcription of a photocopy of the typed statement of Stanley Kellar regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar and his relationship to those mentioned in the last will and testament of James Harvey Kellar, of which Richard would have been a beneficiary.

In a previous post, I related the story of Harmond James Reynolds and his wife Louise (Froemling) (nee Matthews) Reynolds (Blythe), the stepfather and mother of my husband Mark’s father and uncle – Marshall Matthews Blythe and Paul Wayne Blythe.

 

Disappearance of Richard Kellar (Keller)

Stanley Kellar’s statement regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar (Keller).

DOMINION OF CANADA
Province of Ontario
County of
Northumberland
TO WIT

IN THE MATTER OF

Title to part of lot 12, Concession 14, Township of Seymour

I STANLEY KELLAR
of the Township of Seymour in the County of Northumberland

DO SOLEMNLY DECLARE THAT

I am a cousin of Richard H. Kellar, formerly of the Village of Havelock. That Richard H. Kellar is a son of the late James Harvey Kellar who died on or about May 28, 1936. Under the will of the last will of the said James Harvey Kellar, the said lands were devised to the said Richard H. Kellar and Helen Elizabeth Reynolds in equal undivided shares.

On or about the First day of July, 1920, I was talking to the said Richard H. Kellar in the Village of Havelock but from that date until the present time, I have never seen him or heard tell of him.

The said Richard H. Kellar disappeared from his home in Seymour Township on or about the 2nd day of July, 1920, and no trace of him or his whereabouts have since been known by anyone in his home locality.

At the time of the said disappearance of the said Richard H. Kellar, he was unmarried.

The said Helen Elizabeth Reynolds died on or about December 17, 1944, and by her last will, devised her interest in the said lands to her son, James Harmon Reynolds, and by Instrument #15476 dted april 5th, 1945 and registered April 6th, 1945, the executor under the will of the said Helen Elizabeth Reynolds, conveyed the said lands to the said James Harmon Reynolds.

By Instrument # 17137 dated August 14, 1956 and registered August 16, 1956, one Harmond James Reynolds conveyed part of the said lands to Hubert W. Butcher and Butcher as joint tenants. The said James Harmon Reynolds and the said Harmond James Reynolds are one and the same person.

AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath, and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

Declared before me at the

of

in the

of

this day of
1957.

Commissioner etc.

___________________

The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking on the name link, or searching the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

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.

 

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to and including August 6, 2014.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Brazil

Canada

Dominican Republic

Korea

New Zealand

United States

Worldwide

 

Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States