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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Friday, March 3, 2017

PRDH News!


PRDH and Drouin Institute collaboration

 Since the Drouin Genealogical Institute became the PRDH's editor in 2014, the following additions have been made to the database:
  • 1 700 000 new baptism, marriage and burial certificates
  • 60 000 new couples
  • 345 000 new individuals
  • Over a million new links between families and individuals
Members which are subscribed to both GenealogyQuebec.com and the PRDH have access to the following exclusive features:
  1. View the original document (parish register) on GenealogyQuebec.com from any PRDH certificate
  2. View the PRDH individual file of any individual named in a GenealogyQuebec.com's LAFRANCE certificate.
  3. 10% bonus PRDH hits free of charge on purchase for GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers
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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

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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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