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New book on January 1, 2016 announced here at 9:00 am eastern. No blog till then. It’s a big one.

For the conquest families of North Eastern Mexico. 18 more words


Call for Presentation Proposals - BIFHSGO Conference 2016

BIFHSGO’s 22nd Annual Family History Conference is tentatively scheduled for September 9 – 11, 2016, to be held at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. Possible alternate dates of September 30 – October 2 will be confirmed by January 4, 2016. 49 more words

Family History

Providence County, Rhode Island Research

State- and County-wide Genealogical Books and Resources

for Providence County, Rhode Island

Comprehensive overviews


My Great-grandparents: Thank You

When I started doing genealogy research about four years ago, I only had seen pictures of two of my eight great-grandparents:  Isidore Schoenthal and Hilda Katzenstein, parents of my paternal grandmother Eva Schoenthal Cohen. 445 more words


Mystery Photographs – Solving the question of who these images could be using High School Biology – 2015

There are two framed oval photographs hanging in my bedroom.  Each contains the image of a lady, well dressed, big hair and rather unhappy looking, framed in ornamented Victorian gold and plaster, and coloured. 677 more words


French Protestant Churches in Quebec

Among the first European settlers who came to Quebec in the 1600s were some 300 Protestants, most of them fleeing religious persecution in France. If they hoped to find religious freedom on this side of the Atlantic, they were disappointed: the Catholic Church controlled all religious matters in New France and Protestants could not even baptize their children or buy land. 114 more words


Night Flight

Peter Nixon, former RAF Ferry Command pilot, and new wife Marie-Marthe circa 1949.

My father had flown over the Nile.

The Nile River. In Africa. 720 more words