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Herbert II of Vermandois

On 23 February 943, Herbert II of Vermandois died. He was my 33rd great-grandfather.

Herbert II was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois and Bertha of Morvis. 458 more words


Unraveling A Mystery and Deciphering Census Reports: Cousin Marie

You know how you can pull one small thread and a whole sweater unravels? That’s a bit like what my experience was in researching Marie Wetherill Schlesinger. 1,219 more words


Four Generations Grow up in Weston

One of my earliest memories has me travelling by bus to the Weston library with my mother, grandmother and great grandmother. For some reason, the Carnegie Foundation in New York provided a grant to build the stunning structure in 1914 despite its Ontario location along the Humber River. 462 more words


Yaroslav I of Kiev

On this day, 20 February, 1054, Yaroslav I “The Wise” of Kiev died. He was my two-times 30th great-grandfather through his grandson Philippe I and through his grandson… 665 more words


The Five Wives of Benjamin Franklin Hathaway - Part 5: Angeline Evans

Six months after Amy Ann (Shaw) Hathaway’s demise, the 1855 Massachusetts census gives us the following snapshot of the Hathaway household:

Benjn F Hathaway, 47 – Carpenter…

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Easy to participate in Nova Scotia Archives’ New Online Transcription Project

Transcribe is the Nova Scotia Archives’ collaborative online project where the public can transcribe handwritten historical materials that document more than 300 years of the province’s history. 132 more words


Cousin Jane's Parents

In my last post I shared the photograph of my second cousin, once removed, Jane Schlesinger Bruner—the woman my father called the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen when he met her the first time when he was a young boy. 205 more words