Saturday, September 16, 2017

July 1867 Immigration record for Anton Busch and Family


Anton and Margarethe (Theisen) Busch
from Rheinland, Prussia (Germany),
arrived in New York, NY, via Antwerp with their children on 31 Jul 1867 aboard the ship Guiseppe Baccarcick.


Their oldest son, John J Busch, arrived in New York one year earlier with his wife Katherine and son Anthony J. via London, England, on the ship Liverpool.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marriage Record of Anna Kollain to Martin Wetzel

 
While searching for more information on our Kollain ancestors on FamilySearch.org, I found the marriage record for Anna, daughter of Ignatz and Maria Kollain.
Most importantly, this record adds more information regarding the issue of her Maria's maiden name.
See: More Than One Maiden Name?
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th!


 (Photo: Carol Highsmith/ The Library of Congress)
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Celebrating the 4th of July


c. 1916
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 (Photo Source:  Library of Congress)
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Free Access to AmericanAncestors.org




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Thursday, June 22, 2017

5 Days of Free access to British & Irish Records


All of Findmypast's British and Irish records are FREE to access from 22-26 June 2017

For more information on what's included with your free access pass, visit the findmypast blog post  - click:  Announcement    

Or click HERE to get started. 
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Friday, June 16, 2017

WWI in Detail

"The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into the war with exhibitions, lectures, symposia, film programs, recordings, publications, veterans' stories, educational tools, and research guides to the Library's remarkable World War I resources."
 

Visit https://www.loc.gov/topics/world-war-i/ and you will find an amazing amount of fascinating material.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

1684 Philadelphia Land Patent Index Record


1684 Philadelphia land patent listing for
8th G-Grandfather, Cornelius Bom.

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Found on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,Bureau of Archives and History, Pennsylvania State Archives website
Records of the Land Office Patent Index

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Free Webinar: Resources for Pennsylvania Genealogy


From AmericanAncestors.org:

Understanding historical immigration patterns to Pennsylvania can help point the way to significant genealogical discoveries.          
Thu, May 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT          
Expert genealogist Ann Lawthers' webinar starts with a description of Pennsylvania settlement patterns and how those patterns and changing county borders influenced the surviving genealogical resources. Special attention is given to early German, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Quaker and Mennonite immigration. A discussion of standard and unique genealogical resources for researchers concludes Ann's presentation.
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