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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