In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

  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.   Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War(4th great grandfather) The following letters, written by David read on…

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

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

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of German fire.   What we read on…

March 1917 Gas Attacks at Vimy Ridge

WWI War Stories: Turmaine and Emery.

  In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Philias Albert Emery, and the second was another grand uncle, Pte. Joseph Turmaine – and here are their WWI war stories.   In honor of our upcoming Remembrance Day, I am reposting this read on…

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

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

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 MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters at X.ii.a.2.2. arriving there at read on…

Family Search.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Canada Newfoundland Census, 1935 Newfoundland Census, 1945 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 Costa Rica Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses, 1800-1945 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa read on…

Recently Added and Updated Collections on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 23 Mar 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates   Canada Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland Census, 1921 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 United Kingdom United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920 United States California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 Florida, read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan, Census Records, 1661-1875 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 Netherlands Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1983 United States California, Airplane read on…