Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Grace Susan (Casteel) Calhoon 1884-1950


 Grace Susan Casteel

Daughter of James Polk & Arra (Bacon) Casteel 

Wife of  Alvin Otis Calhoon

Although I have not located a marriage record for them, the date of their wedding is noted in her obituary published in The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) 4 Apr 1950.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

1700 Burial record for Gabriel Gibault dit Poitevin

Gabriel Gibault dit Poitevin (also seen in records as Gibeau Potvin)

Born in France c. 1642

Died in Montreal 13 Oct 1700; buried in Notre-Dame-de-Montreal 14 Oct 1700

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Obituary Notice for John J Busch Sr of Cleveland OH


 John J Busch, Sr.


 Cleveland Plain Dealer; 14 Feb 1924

Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Vast collection of Holocaust Records Go Online

The philanthropic initiative to digitize and make searchable nearly 20 million records relating to the Holocaust has been completed, and the database is now available to use for free at: ancestry.com/alwaysremember

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Edward Bushell (1649-1698) of Wilton, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire

Edward Bushell 
son of Richard Bushell
Baptized 7 Oct 1649 

Great Bedwyn parish register:
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Died December 1698 and was buried 14 Dec 1698 in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire.

Will dated 3 December 1698:
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Katherine (Laubenthal) Busch 1843-1927

Katherine Laubenthal

Born 14 April 1843 in Greimersburg, Cochem-Zell, Germany
Daughter of Mathias and Anna Maria (Lauxen) Laubenthal
Married John J Busch on 16 Jan 1865 in Landkern, Cochem-Zell

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Naturalization Index Card for Andrew Bauman

This index record card for Andrew Bauman, b. 1901 in Hungary, was found on familysearch.org. It is from the collection of US Naturalization Records from New Jersey for the period of 1796-1991, held at the NARA regional office in New York City.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

The British Museum shares its exhibition:  

This 90 minute broadcast originally aired live in 2013, but is now being shared via YouTube for all to view while we are self isolating in our homes. The exhibition is presented by Bettany Hughes and Peter Snow includes interviews with Rachel De Thame, Giorgio Locatelli and Mary Beard.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Recipes for Use during Times of Food Conservation

 (Photo: Joey Armstrong, Courtesy of National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial)

The National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, MO, is sharing recipes in an online exhibit called War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines. The exhibit features recipes recreated from the 1918 cookbook 'Win The War In The Kitchen' which was published during the World War I era of food conservation and rationed goods.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

1904 Marriage record for Henry Busch of Cleveland, Ohio

Married 2 Nov 1904 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Henry Peter Busch b. 16 Mar 1879
son of John J.  & Katherine (Laubenthal) Busch
and  Annie Sabel (Szabo) of Ohio

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Source: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, at FamilySearch.org
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ruined Medieval Castles Come Back to Life

Here is an  interesting article you might enjoy.
A diversion from today's corona virus worries.
See Europe's Ruined Medieval Castles Come Back to Life
"Seven virtual reconstructions offer a glimpse at the fortified past." 
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Frederick O Cassingham 1884-1918

Frederick Odian Cassingham
Born in 1884, son of William & Clara (Judd) Cassingham
Died 23 Oct 1918 in France

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 UK, WWI Pension Record
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Soldier's World War One Diary Discovered

A diary detailing a soldier's experience in the Battle of the Somme has been discovered in a barn.

Read the full article here:
Soldiers Diary Found

Saturday, January 4, 2020

George Munk of Appledore, Kent, England

1722 burial record for 7th G-grandfather, George Munk, who died in November 1722.

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This record not only gave his date of burial, but also stated his age at death of 45yrs which give us an approximate birth year of 1677 and that he was from the Heath.  It also gives his occupation of Carpenter. The extract viewed on a genealogy website only provided the Burial date and place.
It is also best to view the original record whenever possible to pull out the other details that might be on it.
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