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.
On the fourth season premiere of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed a match between the Senator and comedian’s DNA. In fact, Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant cousins. Throughout the three seasons of
The Death of St. Nicholas. Archaeologists in Turkey may be on the cusp of solving a mystery thousands of years in the making after they stumbled on a tomb beneath the remains of an ancient church they believe contains the
Recently I read a post on the dearMyrtle.com blog about ‘Pinball Genealogy’, a general description of which is the quick ‘bouncing’ from one source to another, attaching the obvious data and facts without taking the time to explore the document
I love photographs. The most important finds for me in my genealogy research aside from supporting documents are treasured photographs. Perhaps this stems from my own fascination with photography. I’ve been an avid amateur photographer for as long
Featured image: Stes-Anges-de-Beauce, Montréal, Québec, Canada Transcription: M. Paul Boily (1922-1998) M. Paul BOILY A son domicile, le 5 décembre 1998, à l’âge de 72 ans et 8 mois est décédé M. Paul Boily, époux de dame Claire Girard.
Transcription: Marriage Certificate and Register for William Beaver and Mary Elizabeth Fougère. Featured image: St. Peters, Nova Scotia Marriage License of William Beaver and Mary Fourgere No. 440 Province of Nova Scotia Marriage License (Signature) M.B. Daly Lt. Govn
The first King’s Daughters—or filles du roi—arrived in New France in 1663, and 800 more would follow over the next decade. Given their numbers, they were not literally the king’s daughters of course. They were poor and usually
Transcription: Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946 – Page 4 and 5 1836 a 1899 Bouctouche, Cte Kent, N. B. Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste Registres Photographies a la Paroisse 4 —— B. Olivier Girouard Le 29 Mars
I’m a visual thinker. Every record I find provides information that helps to inform of the living conditions, financial circumstances, physical health and social times of the people concerned. The more informative the record is, the more vivid is the
The following is my transcription of a partial typed copy of the 1784 will of Thomas Batte Senior. I’m still looking for the complete will or the missing portion, but the major points and information appear to be
Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those in our families who have served, or worse yet, who we lost during military service. The relationships to our
What was there is a website that provides comparative photos of a location in the present day with archived photos from history. My favorite part of genealogy is finding treasured images relating to people, places, events and things
Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials
This image listing some wonderful golden rules of genealogy was recently posted on the Facebook page for gotgenealogy.com. They are all rules that promote common courtesy and consideration among genealogy researchers, but they also provide common sense guidelines to ensure
The following is my transcription of the obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912). Harvey S. Jaques Harvey S. Jaques was born Sept. 5, 1834, near Millville, Butler County, Ohio, here he spent his early childhood. He
This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting.
Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding)
Article regarding the Coon family reunion in “The Newark Advocate” of August 21, 1937. Coon Reunion. The 12th annual Coon reunion was held in ”Roadside park” Utica, Sunday, with 38 relatives and friends present. During the business meeting, in
It turns out DNA is the best storage medium there is on Earth. Nothing beats it. Think about it, all the directions that make you up are stored on tiny proteins that are hard to see even with a microscope.
The following is my transcription of the Bec or Beke lineage including the Barons Beke of Eresby, as recorded in “A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.” […] BEC OR BEKE — BARONS BEKE OF ERESCY. By Writ of Summons, dated 23 Jun, 1295. LINEAGE Walter Bec, Lord of Eresby, co. Lincoln, m. Agnes, dau. And heiress of Hugh, the son
These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault
The following is my transcription of two pages of the London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials register of 1538-1812. These two pages cover 1607-1609 specifically. ___________________ For assistance with translating the dates, see my post Learning to transcribe from ye