Thursday, May 31, 2007

NEW!! Civil War Records online at

Exciting News! has digitized and indexed records including Confederate Soldiers Service Records, the Southern Claims Commission Records, and the Lincoln Assassination Trial Papers. brings to life these stories within millions of original Civil War documents, most of which have never been available before on the internet. This was made possible through their partnership with NARA

Footnote plans to eventually create the largest Civil War community on the web with additional options such as being able to upload their own photos and documents and create their own footnotes by annotating and commenting on the records.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

More New Data On Ancestors At Rest

Hi All
I have added more data to Ancestors At Rest

Marriages in Littleton, County Middlesex 1564 ~ 1652. This went on line the other day but I forgot to tell you all about it. Littleton Marriages

Death Records in the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, May 20, 1885. Emmetsburg Death Records

I have also updated my school yearbook section.
School Yearbooks

Good Luck

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Littleton, County Middlesex England, Genealogy

I have just added some records for Littleton in County Middlesex England. Baptisms for the years 1579 to 1652 from the Parish Register.

You can see all the genealogy records for England including the new Littleton Baptisms at

Ancestors At Rest

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Theft of 800 Gravestone Bronze Urns

Police suspect high price for bronze behind theft of 800 tombstone urns

John Willox and his girlfriend had hoped to place some flowers at her father's grave over the weekend. It was the second anniversary of his death and they wanted to mark it.

But when they arrived at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Toronto's west end they found the bronze flower vase mounted on the tombstone was gone. So were the vases on about a dozen other tombstones nearby, all part of an apparent theft of about 800 vases from the Albion Rd. cemetery.

Rest of story on The Toronto Star

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Funeral Card Elizabeth Bond 1898

Elizabeth Bond died April 22nd 1898 (probably Nantwhich Cheshire England)

Submitted by Chris Bond, no picture available

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Some More Coffin Plates

I have put some more coffin plates online in the last week or so. Some of the names are Sanborn, Micklejohn, Fitts. You can see them at

Coffin Plates


Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Teams with FamilySearch to Release Revolutionary War Pension Files

Today, announced an agreement with FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical information.

This new partnership brings together two organizations that will utilize their combined resources to digitize and make available many large historical collections. The first project will be the three million U.S. Revolutionary War Pension files which will be published for the first time online in their entirety.

The Revolutionary War Pension Files feature original records that include muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns and other miscellaneous personnel pay and supply records of American Army Units from 1775-1783. They provide a wealth of new information for historians and genealogists which they can share with other colleagues and family members.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Burial Site Found in Lincoln, Niagara County Ontario

Cemeteries Act (Revised) Notice of Declaration

Re: Burial Site located at the South Side of Chestnut
Street, (formerly St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church &
Cemetery circa 1876, and no longer in existence), Part of
Part of Lot 17, Concession 2, Lots 75-82 in Registered
Plan #41A, Town of Lincoln, Regional Municipality of
Naigara, Province of Ontario.

Take notice that on June 19th, 2006, a burial site at the
above location was reported to the Registrar of the
Cemeteries Act (Revised).

An investigation conducted under the provisions of the
Cemeteries Act (Revised) indicates a burial of one adult
within lot 79 close to the lot 80 boundary.

The Registrar hereby gives notice of the intention to
declare the site to be an "Unapproval Cemetery", and
invites representatives of the person whose remains are
still interred to contact the Registrar in writing within
two weeks after May 18th, 2007.

Dated at Toronto this 11th day of May 2007.

Michael D'Mello
Registrar, Cemeteries Act (Revised)
Cemeteries Regulation Unit
Ministry of Government Services
5775 Yonge Street, 15th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E5

Telephone 416-326-8393 Fax 416-326-8406

FYI: Chestnut Street is located off Jordan Road in Jordan
Station, Town of Lincoln.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Funeral Card William Hay, Scotland 1904-1924

In Loving Memory of WILLIAM WATSON HAY - dearly beloved son of ALEXANDER AND BELLA HAY of MUIRS OF CLOVA, KILDRUMMY [Aberdeenshire Scotland] who was accidentally killed at GARTLY [Aberdeenshire Scotland] on 22ND AUGUST 1924 aged 20 years.