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Head’s Up: FamilySearch & Jamaican Records

Hey there, I hadn’t planned to post again so soon BUT, if you’ve been researching Jamaican ancestors/family members — and you’ve used the free ancestry Web site FamilySearch (which is run by the LDS Church) — I just wanted to give you the head’s up, in case you’re not aware: Since Thursday (April 28), new […]


May 1 - My Maternal Grandmother's Birth Date

My maternal grandmother was born in Boston Massachusetts on May 1 1872 and was accordingly named May Belle.  Sounds as if her parents, James D. K. 61 more words


How to search Google Scanned News

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this before as it was published in 2013. You’d think that with all the work I’ve been doing with Google News Archive collection I would have happened upon this very detailed article at some point in the past. 54 more words


Shamokin Cemetery

I’ve been away for a long while, dealing with issues, but I’m happy to report that I’ve picked up my pen, so to speak, and I’m back to blogging for genealogy! 198 more words


The Johann Jacob Rupp Family History Spans Two Continents

Back in the 1990’s my 4th cousin twice removed (4C2R) Theron Arvel RUPE consulted the microfilm of the Family History Library for the Protestant church records before 1752 for the little town of Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. 2,329 more words

Brick Walls

Convoy Duty (Roscoe)

Letter transcription:

Sept. 1
San Francisco 12

Dear Mother,

I’m writing this with a borrowed pen on account we had inspection today and I forgot to take my pen out of my gray shirt and I’m writing this while on duty. 930 more words


The Emerald Comb by Kathleen McGurl

Whilst researching her family history, Katie Smith falls in love with Kingsley House, the crumbling former home of her ancestors, the St Clairs. To her surprise, when the house appears on the market, her husband is very keen to purchase it. 319 more words