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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Sep 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic …

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30+ celebrity yearbook photos that prove stars were awkward in high school, too

You remember picture day. Every year in school, you’d get a haircut, put on your favorite outfit and nervously wait in line to take your yearbook photo, only to probably be disappointed with how it came out. And, yes, even your favorite celebrities went through the awkward agony of picture day in high school. In …

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Westminster Abbey’s Hidden History – Archaeology Magazine

Westminster Abbey is one of the most famous buildings in Christendom. It has stood witness to signal events, serving as the site of English coronations for almost one thousand years, hosting dozens of royal weddings and funerals, and containing the tombs of monarchs, poets, scientists, and countless other notable Britons. Recently, it was the site …

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Spanish Civil War Victims Discovered – Archaeology Magazine

In a town outside Valencia, forensic archaeologists have unearthed four fractured skulls from the site of a mass grave that is thought to hold the remains of some 100 prisoners who were buried just after the Spanish Civil War ended in April 1939. Sky News reports that the skeletons lay beneath caskets that were buried later. …

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Transcription: 1652 Will of Richard Jaques.

Transcription: 1652 Will of Richard Jaques of Malmsbury, Wiltshire.

The following is my transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques of Malmsbury, Wiltshire. I previously posted a 1653 will transcription for a different Richard Jaques. MEMORANDUM the nineteenth day of September One Thousand Six hundred ffiftie and one Richard Jaques of ???dborne in the parish of Malmesbury and Countie of Wilts gentleman being …

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George, Duke of Clarence

Legend lives on: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.

George, Duke of Clarence was born on October 21, 1449 at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland to Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York (21 Sep 1411-30 Dec 1460) and Cecily Neville (3 May 1415-31 May 1495). George has lived in infamy because of his horrible end: George, the Duke of Clarence, drowned in wine.   This was a time …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018

Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018. (Featured image: Lime Street, Liverpool in the 1890s with St. George’s Hall.)   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018.   Australia Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Canada Canada Census, 1881 Costa Rica Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010 …

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Covington, Indiana Courthouse; rebuilt in 1861 after fire

Murder of Elizabeth A. Jones; 12 Jun 1869; Covington, Indiana – Part 2.

  The following is the second of a two part series about newspaper coverage of the murder and trial. Go to PART 1.   ___________________________________________________________________________________ News story about the murder of Elizabeth A. Jones, Indianapolis Journal of 16 Jun 1869. THE COVINGTON MURDERS _____ Further Particulars of the Double Murder on Saturday — Probable Causes …

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Covington, Indiana Courthouse; rebuilt in 1861 after fire

Murder of Elizabeth A. Jones; 12 Jun 1869; Covington, Indiana – Part 1.

  Elizabeth A. Jones was the widow of Richard Cannon Jones. Both were born in Virginia, but relocated prior to 1830 to Covington, Indiana where their son Robinson Coke Jones (fourth great grandfather to our kids) was a printer, who founded and owned the Covington Friend newspaper along with his brothers. A second part of …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Aug 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Aug 2018.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Aug 2018. Featured image: The lock gate at Minden, Germany which moves boats between the River Weser and the Mittelland-Kanal. Taken in 1977.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Aug 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Belgium Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 France France, Civil Registration, …

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Richard III featured

Questions raised about the legitimacy of the Plantagenet kings by DNA of Richard III.

  We now know that an adulterous affair had broken the male line in Richard III‘s family tree.   In attempts to answer the resulting questions, further genetic testing was done on the skeleton of Richard III, which had been found in 2012 under a parking lot in Leicester. More recent genetic testing was done, …

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Scales and weights of a viking trader.

Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.

  We now know Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.   Archaeological finds in Greenland show that vikings managed to survive Greenland’s bitter, harsh weather for substantially longer than previously believed. According to Christian Koch Madsen, an archaeologist with the National Museum of Denmark, “The stories we have heard …

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Transcription: Record of burials at Merion Meeting from 1682 to 1711.

The following is my transcription of the record of burials, p. 46 from 1682 to 1711.   46 Burials at Merion Meeting, Index to, D-M-Y Owen Rebecca; Daughter of Robert and Rebecca; buried, 21-9-1697 Owen Robert; ;10-10-1697 Owen Josiah; son of Josiah and Martha; last day of 1-1697 Price Joan; ; 29-7-1699 Rinall Anne; 5-8-1685 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018. (Featured image: Lime Street, Liverpool, in the 1890s with St. George’s Hall in England) FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Luxembourg Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941 Peru Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, …

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Children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture

Genealogy: Children learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.

  Genealogy is an ideal way for children to learn about their ethnicity, history and culture.   By researching their own ancestry, they will learn about the times, locations, circumstances and eras in which their ancestors lived.   A nomad yearns for roots.   I was a military ‘brat’. There’s no malice or insult intended in …

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King John Lackland King of France

John “Lackland” King of England.

  John “Lackland”  King of England (the bad king) was born December 24, 1167 or 1177, to Henri II, King of England (1133-1189) and Eleonore  d’Aquitaine, Duchess d’Aquitaine (1122-1204). He was also the younger brother and successor to King Richard (the good king).   John was made King of Ireland in 1177, Comte de Mortain …

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Transcription: War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon

Below is my transcription of the War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon. No. 49954     40 acres. ACT OF SEPT. 28, 1850.   Issued to Wm. B. Coon Priv: Capt. Fillmore’s Co., N. York, Ma. War of 1812 Located at Menasha 40 Wis Located by David Coon, ??? Patented April 15, 1856 …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 Jul 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 Jul 2018.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Jul 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Jul 2018.   Albania Albania Census, 1930 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Canada New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 …

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Transcription: Obituary for Bernard Drouin

Transcription: Obituary for Bernard Drouin DROUIN Bernard A son domicile, le 2 novembre 2001, à l’âge de 75 ans, est décédé dans le calme et la sérénité, M. Bernard Drouin, fils de feu Aristide Drouin et de feu Anna-Marie Fecteau époux de dame Thérèse Turmel. Selon ses volontés, il a été conlié au Parc Commémoratif …

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Our ‘unbelievable’ royal, Abenaki indian ancestry

I learn that a legend is the truth: Our ‘unbelievable’ royal, Abenaki First Nation ancestry.

  Although I’m no longer a spring chicken, I still vividly remember sitting squeezed in the back of our family car as a little kid with my three sisters. We would get impatient that the drive was taking so long, and asked the typical questions heard from kids.   “Daddy, are we there yet?” “Daddy, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018. Featured image:  My husband’s family homestead in Kronoberg, Sweden.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.   Australia Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 Chile Chile, Cemetery …

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Little Red Schoolhous; Maple Shade, Burlington County, NJ; built in 1811

Transcription: Thorne, John; Will Extract; New Jersey and Colonial Documents; Page 480.

  Transcription of an extract of the will of John Thorne, taken from ” New Jersey and Colonial Documents “; Page 480. Featured image: Little Red Schoolhouse; Maple Shade, Burlington County, NJ; built in 1811. 48O NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS me and Stephen Brown. Other children—Thomas, Daniel, Sarah and Joanna, land purchased of George Harris, dec’d. …

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Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of …

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ABOUT THIS SITE...

  Empty Nest Ancestry is a partner site with Blythe Genealogy

  I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

  Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.

  It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.

  

MY FAMILY HISTORY

  My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian.

  Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.

  My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.

  

MARK'S FAMILY HISTORY

  Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.

  On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.

  On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.

  

BLYTHE GENEALOGY DATABASE

  My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first. There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.