Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Lost & Found: African Americans in Northern Virginia
On Saturday, November 13th, community elders from Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties will converge on George Mason Univeristy's campus to discuss the history of Black life in Northern Virginia amidst the exponential growth.This event, sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program at George Mason University, is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees. For more information and to register click Here.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
The household returns and ancillary records of all 32 counties for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, representing a valuable part of the Irish national heritage, are available on-line and searchable by all information catagories. This website also contains many other links that are helpful to historians and genealogists alike.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
: the study of old handwriting
Learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800 using this on-line tutorial provided by The National Archives (UK).
Think you are already an expert at this? Test your transcription skills with this interactive game:
The Ducking Stool Game
(a 17th-century form of punishment)
Friday, October 22, 2010
While researching on MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland for Casteel land records, I came across an entry in the index between two Casteel records regarding Negro Nick.
Below is the Index Record followed by the land record located in Book JRM 7, pg 0038
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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURT (Land Records)
jrm 7, 1799-1800
MSA CE 65-36
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
An important genealogy resource for French-Canadian ancestry, Tanguay's Dictionnaire genealogique des familles canadiennes is available online. Covering the period of 1608-1760 in New France, this can certainly be of great assistance to many who are researching their Quebec ancestry.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Don't know French?
This site is pretty easy to figure out.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Seeking assistance in locating the (and hopefully the parents of):
Pierre Robillard believed to be b. 27 Jan 1830, Quebec (Death cert.) or Aug 1831 (census records); parents not known
Philomene Ducharme (fist name also seen as: Philamina, Philanese)
believed to be b. Nov. 1836 Quebec (census records); parents not known
Year of marriage c.1856 (from census records - 1900 census states married for 44yrs)
First known child: Mary Jean Robillard b. Feb 1858 in New York.
Death certificates of Pierre had parents listed as 'unknown'.
Last record of Philomene was the 1920 census where she was residing at the home of her granddaughter, Mary Virginie (St. Jean) Rainville, in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Freiburg, Switzerland. Pierre married Charlotte Mauger (Maugis) and together with their 6 children settled in Quebec, New France, abt 1649. He died 15 Oct 1669 in Quebec. His wife, Charlotte Maugis, followed in death on October 11, 1676.
We are descendant of their daughter, Marie Aimee, who married Robert Giguere on 02 July 1652.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Two of which have him listed as the Grantee.
From here I can order copies of up to 5 records from this database by clicking the "Select" button next to each record. The selected records appear at the bottom of the page and an order form can be printed.
If only all records were this easily searched and ordered!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Executed 8th of August 1833 (in side margin)
in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN
Like many, I was hoping for so much more information.
But I am happy to at least have this image.
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