Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph Colbush

Joseph Colbush
b. 11 Feb 1901
Son of George & Pauline Kolbush

(photo from findagrave.com)

Beverly National Cemetery
Burlington County, New Jersey
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Friday, January 22, 2016

1712 Baptism Record for Mary Munn

From the Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874; Frank Watt Tyler. The Tyler Collection. Canterbury, Kent, England: The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies:

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It is important to recognize that the baptism date for Mary Munn is recorded as 1711/2 Jan 4, and to understand that between 1582 and 1752, two calendars were in use in Europe (and in European colonies).
To avoid misinterpretation, both the "Old Style" and "New Style" year was often used in English and colonial records for dates falling between the new New Year (January 1) and old New Year (March 25), a system known as "double dating" and are usually identified by a slash mark [/] breaking the "Old Style" and "New Style" year as seen in the above record.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Free Guest Access to NEHGS Databases

An Exciting Announcement from the New England Historic Genealogical Society:

Free Access to NEHGS Databases
"Just getting started in genealogy? Or are you ready to take your research to the next level? Whatever your background, the experts at NEHGS are committed to helping you achieve your genealogical goals in 2016!

This month we are providing free Guest User access to some of our most popular databases. A free Guest User account is a great way to sample what NEHGS has to offer, including informational subject guides on a variety of research topics, engaging webinars, and the latest research news and tips from our experts.

NEHGS has the resources, experts, and services you need to make this your most successful year of family history ever. Here's to continued new beginnings in 2016!"
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: 1871 Marriage License published for Samuel Casteel

Samuel Casteel 
son of Benjamin F. & Annie (Crews/Cruze) Casteel 
Mary Jane Smith

24 Oct 1871
Knoxville Daily Chronicle
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Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Ringing in 2016 with Best Wishes for this New Year!
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Party Punch

Dec 31, 1972; Baton Rouge State Times Advocate
A Punch to Remember...

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very
Merry Christmas.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Blessings

The Arrival of the Christmas Tree
by Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1920)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A New Home for Family Tree Maker Users

When The Master Genealogist (TMG) announced it was closing its doors, I decided to make the switch to RootsMagic. The transition was surprisingly painless.
Now that Ancestry.com has announced the retirement of its Family Tree Maker (FTM) genealogy software, RootsMagic is offering a special for FTM users:

Family Tree Maker users can make the switch to RootsMagic and enjoy its amazing features such as: Color coding, Problem AlertsShareable CD’srunning straight off of a flash drive, FamilySearch integrationDataClean, multi-provider WebHints, Mac and Windows versions with a single license, and more!
To make the transition as painless as possible, they’ve set-up a special website at www.FTMUpgrade.com that includes training videos, testimonials, and more.  And for a limited time, they are offering Family Tree Maker users the full-version of RootsMagic for the amazing low price of only $20. We will also include the printed book, “Getting the Most out of RootsMagic” absolutely free (a $14.95 value).  You must visit www.FTMUpgrade.com to receive the discount.
For more detailed information click here: RMBlog
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Dressing The Christmas Tree c.1891

December 19, 1891          San Francisco Bulletin
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015