Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Romanian records on Ancestry

New Romanian records on Ancestry

This collection includes a combination of civil and church records from Transylvania, focusing on German populations. It contains extensive family history information from areas in Romania that formerly belonged to the historic Hungarian Habsburg Monarchy (excepting Bukovina).
This set includes records from Șagu, Arad, România, also known as Segenthau. 

Below is the death record for our 3rd G-Grandfather, János Stoss
d. 20 May 1875; age 69

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Her Majesty The Queen

Today marks The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee

It has been 65 years since Her Majesty acceded to the throne.
On 6 February 1952, King George VI sadly died following a prolonged illness. Princess Elizabeth immediately acceded to the throne, becoming Queen Elizabeth II and taking on all of the responsibilities which came with her new title.
In the photograph, The Queen is wearing a suite of sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.
Find out more about The Queen's accession and coronation on our website: http://bit.ly/24irGhZ
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Elmer T Casteel (1891-1919) of Knoxville, Tennessee

July 6, 1919; Winston-Salem Journal

Elmer T Casteel

b. 21 July 1891 Knox, Tennessee
son of Samuel & Mary Jane (Smith) Casteel
d. 5 July 1919 Knoxville, Tennessee

(click on image to enlarge)
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1788 Burial Record of Priscilla Dean

Priscilla Newman
born c.1760
married Thomas Dean
2 Feb 1785
in Appledore, Kent, England
Buried 2 March 1788

Canterbury Archdeaconry burials record book
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

On Ships They Came: SS Zeeland

Built in 1900, she was the sister ship to Vaderland. During WWI she served as a troop carrier, then was converted back to  passenger ship in 1916.  She continued service as a passenger ship under different ownership and names until she was  sold and scrapped in 1930.

At the age of 15, Anton (Thomas) Kollain sailed by himself on the SS Zeeland of the Red Star Line, departing Antwerp on March 5th, 1910, and arriving in New York on March 15th.  He was temporarily detained as a "Likely Public Charge" until claimed by his parents, Ignatz & Maria Kollain, who arrived in 1909 on the the SS Kroonland (a near sister ship of the Zeeland) and were already residing in New York.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Annie Cassingham (1888-1957) of Gravesend, Kent

Annie Cassingham
daughter of John Edward & Charlotte (Hearn) Cassingham 

A dressmaker and the last of three spinster sisters that resided at 68 Kent Rd, Gravesend, Kent. The other two sisters were Alice who died in 1945 and Louisa, a children's nurse, who died in 1949. Albert Odian Cassingham was her nephew, son of her oldest brother, George, who passed in 1938.

 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Stone House Hospital
 (photo: wikipedia)
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

John Warburton (1776-1857)

5th Great Grandparent
John Warburton 
b. 28 Oct 1778 Stand, Pilkington, Lancashire, England
son of George & Esther Warburton
m. Lydia Sandiford  28 Dec 1795 
Had 12 children; 10 living to adulthood
d. 2 Apr 1857 Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
buried: Trowbridge Cemetery

by John Thompson, published by H.G.R. Brooks, sold by E. Fowler, after T.G. Brooks
stipple engraving, published October 1832
NPG D37481
© National Portrait Gallery, London
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

William W Underwood (1889-1971) WWI Veteran

William Walter Underwood
b. 22 Sept 1889 in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois
son of Joseph Hamilton & Rachel (Howard) Underwood

Willamette National Cemetery
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Time to Volunteer & Give Back to the Genealogical Community

 It's indexing time!
 "72 hours of Indexing" on FamilySearch.com starts now. 
"Limber up your fingers and get ready to engage in some intense typing action — or just some mild to moderate typing action, if you’d prefer. Whatever amount you do, you’ll be a big part of a big effort to make the world’s records searchable. Ready to begin?"                  
Let's Go!

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