Thursday, June 22, 2017

5 Days of Free access to British & Irish Records


All of Findmypast's British and Irish records are FREE to access from 22-26 June 2017

For more information on what's included with your free access pass, visit the findmypast blog post  - click:  Announcement    

Or click HERE to get started. 
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Friday, June 16, 2017

WWI in Detail

"The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into the war with exhibitions, lectures, symposia, film programs, recordings, publications, veterans' stories, educational tools, and research guides to the Library's remarkable World War I resources."
 

Visit https://www.loc.gov/topics/world-war-i/ and you will find an amazing amount of fascinating material.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

1684 Philadelphia Land Patent Index Record


1684 Philadelphia land patent listing for
8th G-Grandfather, Cornelius Bom.

(click image to enlarge)

Found on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,Bureau of Archives and History, Pennsylvania State Archives website
Records of the Land Office Patent Index

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Free Webinar: Resources for Pennsylvania Genealogy


From AmericanAncestors.org:

Understanding historical immigration patterns to Pennsylvania can help point the way to significant genealogical discoveries.          
Thu, May 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT          
Expert genealogist Ann Lawthers' webinar starts with a description of Pennsylvania settlement patterns and how those patterns and changing county borders influenced the surviving genealogical resources. Special attention is given to early German, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Quaker and Mennonite immigration. A discussion of standard and unique genealogical resources for researchers concludes Ann's presentation.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hettick Town Band


The Hettick Band

Hettick, Macoupin, Illinois
(click image to enlarge)

The circled trombone player is
Craig Casteel
b. Jan 1903
son of James P & Arra A (Bacon) Casteel
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter


A young boy proudly shows his prize.
 1923 White House Easter Egg Roll
Library of Congress Online Catalog

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Up Your Game with These Snappy Shoes


This Easter, make a Fashion Statement with sharp shoes for men.

1916 Sears Catalog
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Workshop to Help You Trace Your Irish Roots



Tracing Your Irish Roots Workshop

Presented by the New Hampshire Historical Society

This workshop, presented by NEHGS Archivist Judy Lucey, aims to provide participants with the tools and resources to discover Irish ancestral origins. Judy will offer strategies for overcoming brick walls and discuss key resources, records, and repositories to assist genealogists in their Irish research. Space is limited and registration is required through the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Click here to register:   Tracing Your Irish Roots
NHHS, 30 Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire
March 25, 1-4 p.m.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

1871 Burial Record for Theotiste Henriette (Roy) Lefebvre


Theotiste Henriette Roy
b. 14 Dec 1816 in L'Acadie, Quebec
daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Dupuis) Roy
Married Vital Lefebvre 31 Jan 1832 and had 14 Children.
Died 27 Oct 1871 L'Acadie, Quebec


Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie

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