Category Archives: History

To America! Santiago de Cuba Steamship from Copenhagen to New York arriving Aug. 1869

Thanks for the National Library of Sweden’s Online Digitized Swedish newspapers collection, which is fully text searchable, I found a newspaper advertisement of the exact voyage my ancestors took to America! This from the Gotlands tidning (Gotland Journal) published July … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: Henderson of Massachusetts, possibly arrived 1718 with Boyd from N. Ireland

One of the great things about genealogy is that you can leave a part of your research alone for years then come back to it and start discovering new things as if it were completely new territory. A family that … Continue reading

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A Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves named in Worcester Co., MD, property records, Book AX (incomplete)

The following are transcriptions of records I have found in the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, Book AX, related to slaves during the year 1831. I do not believe these are all such records in this book during this … Continue reading

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Searching For Emma

Thanks to lineagekeeper on Twitter for propagating this.. Just watch.

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Amanuensis Monday: The other one: Nicholas Long of Caroline County, VA, and KY, Rev. Pension Application

Last Monday I provided the transcript of Nicholas Long of Culpeper, VA, mentioning he was one of two Nicholas Longs who frequently get confused in genealogical research of the area. Today I provide the transcription of the second Nicholas Long. … Continue reading

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Church Record Sunday: The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois

I was looking around for something to share for one of the Geneabloggers.com themes, and I came across The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois. While this may not look like much at first glance, this resource is an amazing … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday: Nicholas Long of Culpeper, VA, and TN, Rev. Pension Application

Two Nicholas Longs filed for Revolutionary War pensions. One was from Caroline Co., VA, and one from Culpeper Co., VA. One later settled in KY and the other in TN. These two are frequently mixed up on people’s accounts of … Continue reading

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1818 Immigration Story: From England to the American Frontier

This got to me: I am reading “Notes on a journey in America from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois,” by Morris Birkbeck, an Englishman who decides to settle in the American frontier and essentially writes a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Hay Baler, circa 1920

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Amanuensis Monday: Simon Lambertson (wife Laura Upright) Revolutionary War Pension Application File from Ulster Co., NY

This is no known relation to me, but I run a Lamberson surname website, and this is my first foray into documenting some of the Dutch Lambertson families who populated New York State for it. I have seen a few … Continue reading

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