Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Missouri Archives Online Vital Records

I just found this online and I thought I would pass it on. The Missouri Death Certificate Database, containing death records created after 1910 and over 50 years old, makes that information available online through a searchable index that links to a digitized image of the original death certificate. The index can be searched by first name and last name, county, and by year and month. Once a name is selected, a digitized image of the original certificate can be retrieved. This is an ongoing project and additional records will be added as they are transcribed and imaged.

I have added a link to this valuable Missouri resource on my Death Records page on Ancestors At Rest.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Parish Of St. John, Pequea And Christ Church, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

I have added some records for Parish Of St.John, Pequea And Christ Church, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

St.John Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Canadian National Registration File of 1940

If you are researching family in Canada in 1940 then you may be interested in The National Registration File of 1940. The National Registration was a compulsory registration of all persons, 16 years of age or older, in the period from 1940 to 1946. It makes a great census substitute and has a lot of great info. If you would like to read more about how to access this fantastic resource go to The Olive Tree

Saturday, May 23, 2009

500 More Names Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, El Paso Texas

I have added 500 more names to my Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, El Paso Texas database. I now have A-B-C-E names online. Sorry D is not done yet.

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Want to Buy a Cemetery?

For sale: 13 acres, 4.5 of them undeveloped. Easy access to public transportation. Walking distance to the waterfront. Historical details. Lush landscaping. Well maintained by its landlord of more than a century.

One last thing: It’s a cemetery, one that comes with 6,500 filled graves.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, El Paso Texas 3000 Names

I have just added 3000 names of people in the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, El Paso Texas. This is just the letters A and B for today. I will add more in the next few days.

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cool Site For Ontario Photos

Hi All

I just found a cool site for photographs. It is called Images Ontario and it is just great. I have all ready found some of my ancestors and am just getting started. I don't know how long the site has been online but I think its great.

Images Ontario

Thursday, May 14, 2009

World's top 10 cemeteries

Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel 2009" lists the world's top 10 cemeteries. At number 10 is the City of the Dead in Cairo, Egypt.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Havana's famed Colón Cemetery suffers ravages of time

All but uncared for four decades since Fidel Castro came to power, the 137-year-old Cristóbal Colón Cemetery of Havana is facing one of the most difficult challenges in its history: the indignity of old age.

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Pioneers Of St. Marys, Perth County Ontario 1840~1860

I have created a new group on Facebook called Pioneers Of St. Marys, Perth County Ontario 1840~1860. And I would like to invite anyone with an interest in St. Marys to join me. This group is for anyone who can trace their lines back to early St. Marys. Or for anyone who has an interest in the history of this historic little town. I have used the years 1840 to 1860 as a guideline but feel free to post about any 19th Century St.Marys subject.

I have many early St. Marys lines and thought it would be fun to have a place to talk to others with ancestors in St.Marys.

Pioneers Of St. Marys, Perth County Ontario 1840~1860.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Making a Genealogy Time Capsule

My post about the Roman grave goods found in London started me thinking about how great it is to find a physical connection to our ancestors. It is so fantastic to be able to touch something that belonged to one of our ancestors. I am fortunate to be in possession of many items that belonged to my ancestors. But what will future generations have that belonged to me? Only time will tell.

If you are interested in sending a little bit of yourself into the future you may be interested in a series of articles on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog called Making a Genealogy Time Capsule.

Just think how fantastic it would be if a hundred or perhaps a thousand years from now archaeologists were to find a time capsule full of information about you and your family.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Unique Roman glass dish found at London grave site

LONDON, Apr. 29, 2009 (Reuters) — Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl, thought to be a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, at an ancient cemetery beyond the walls of the old city of London.

The "millefiori" dish (a thousand flowers), believed to date from around the 2nd to 3rd century A.D., is a mosaic of hundreds of indented blue petals with white bordering.

"For it to have survived intact is amazing. In fact, it is unprecedented in the western Roman world," said Jenny Hall, curator of the Roman collection at the Museum of London.


The artifact was found 2.5 to 3 meters (yards) down at a sprawling ancient cemetery in Aldgate, east London, just beyond the old city walls. Romans were required by law to bury their dead outside the city gates.

It formed part of a cache of grave goods found close to a wooden container holding the ashes of a probably wealthy Roman citizen from the ancient imperial outpost of Londinium, now mostly hidden beneath modern-day London.

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