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FTF - John Wilkes Booth: Did he really die in 1865?

Hey Ya’ll!

Today, I want to share a little bit of family lore. After I stumbled into contact with a distant cousin, she emailed me pages of an interview that she had done years before with her grandmother. 932 more words


Raymond Holsomback and Lilly Marie Armstrong

Raymond Holsomback was born on 28 Dec 1913, in Blossburg, Jefferson, Alabama, the only child of Moses and Frances. He married Lilly Marie Armstrong on 31 Mar 1934. 279 more words

Family Tree

A Little Relaxation and Research

This week’s post is a little glimpse into the other side of my professional life. When I’m not editing, indexing or proofreading I am often found researching families in my role as a genealogist. 1,521 more words

Peter Wainer - A picture on his 85th

On what would have been my Dads 85th birthday, a very old picture of him that I really love. Happy birthday Dad, you are missed.


Dream Genealogy

—by Anne Anderson

Dream Genealogy is a way of understanding the world of our ancestors. Although we are not devoted to genealogy exclusively on Voyageur Heritage, the search for our roots is a very popular part of our French Canadian and Metis cultures. 1,675 more words

French Canadian

Notes on Jane's parents

I get the impression that John Stewart was a hard man. He lived a frontier life, born in Van Diemen’s Land in 1845, growing up in pre-gold rush Geelong and then on the central Victorian goldfields. 273 more words


Security Service file release October 2014

Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5′, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in October 2014. 12 more words