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Alfriston Church

This is another of my grandfather’s pictures and it shows my dad and aunt at Alfriston in East Sussex.

Alfriston is always very highly regarded as a pretty village. 155 more words


Digging up bones

Growing up the 2nd youngest in a family of seven, you would think I would have had the inside scoop on my family tree. Like most genealogists, however, my passion began because of what I didn’t know, which in my case, was anything at all about my parents’ lives beyond being my parents. 619 more words


Immigrant Voices

Canada 1896-1914


Eighteen ninety-six marked a dramatic shift in Canadian immigration policy. The new minister of immigration, Sir Clifford Sifton, decided to spare no expense in opening up the Prairies for settlement. 1,627 more words


English Projects Percentages For February 12, 2016

The numbers in parentheses (+/-%) is the change in percentage from the last week I posted this.

These are all the English projects in in the Old and New programs. 1,421 more words


@AJJacobs, @LoveTaza, & @StoryCorps @RootsTechConf

Friday, February 5, 2016

At the Friday keynote session, RootsTech attendees were greeted with some exciting news. First, onsite registration surpassed 26,000. Second, those in attendance were from all 50 states and more than 35 countries. 953 more words


Private Stammbäume online? Warum denn nicht öffentlich?

Ich werde öfter mal gefragt, warum ich meinen Stammbaum nicht für jeden öffentlich bei ancestry oder auch  myheritage veröffentlicht habe.

Heute zeige ich Euch mal anhand eines klassischen Beispiels, warum ich mich schon vor einigen Jahren dazu entschlossen habe. 798 more words


Walter Basquil

Baptism of Walter Basquil 29 June 1846
Aughagower; County of Mayo; Archdiocese of Tuam. Baptisms, May 1846 to June 1846, page 56

This is kind of like my holy grail. 178 more words