Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eli & Apoline (Caron) Robillard of Connecticut

Eli Robillard b.1861
son of Pierre & Philanese (Ducharme) Robillard

married Pauline (Apoline) Caron  c.1888

Buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in New London, Connecticut


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Joseph Ernest Casteel of Macoupin Co, IL

Joseph Ernest Casteel
b. 30 May 1871
son of Joseph M. & Minerva Almyra (Laster) Casteel
Married Amanda A Hale  24 April 1895
d. 11 May 1943 
Buried in Gilead Cemetery, Barr Township, Macoupin, Illinois
d. 11 May 1943 
Buried in Gilead Cemetery, Barr Township, Macoupin, Illinois
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Zacharie Cloutier & Xainte Dupont of New France

 Memorials commemorating the 1634 arrival of 
Zacharie & Xainte (Dupont) Cloutier
to New France (now Quebec).

 Our 10th G-grandparent, they are one of the founding families of Beauport.  It was determined that by 1800, Zacharie Cloutier had 10,850 French-Canadian descendants, the most of any Quebec colonist, according to the marriage records studied by the Historical Demography Research Program at the Universite de Montreal.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Time Flies - Another anniversary to celebrate

Today is the six-year anniversary of Tangled Trees. 
I'd like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to however many readers I have picked up along the way.
Thank You!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free Access to FindMyPast this Weekend!

This is a great opportunity to explore their collection of over 2 billion records plus historical newspapers at no charge.
Find out more Here
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

1946 Newbury High School Senior Class

James S. Casteel's (on middle left side)
Senior Class High School Photo

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Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Leah Warburton to Isaac Moore - Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Below is the 1823 marriage announcement for Leah Warburton (b. 1804) daughter of John & Lydia (Sandiford) Warburton, to Isaac Moore.  They were married on 26 March 1823.  It is interesting that the newspaper has her name as Mary Ann, but all other records I have found for her are consistent with the name 'Leah'. The date, names of the spouse and her father, a well known Baptist minister, are correct, so I am confident this announcement is for Leah.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal 31 March 1823

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Fun Fact

Fun Fact from
Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Mercantile Marine War Medal

This week FindMyPast is bringing over 600,000 new records online, including:
In this database I was able to find a Cassingham cousin who was recorded in the 1901 & 1911 UK census records as a Marine Engineer:
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The Mercantile Marine War Medal was awarded to members of the Merchant Navy for one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the course of World War I.

Monday, February 2, 2015

FxGS Spring Conference 2015: Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid-Atlantic and Europe
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM (EDT)
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

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27-28 March 2015 Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to register for its annual spring conference, “Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe”. This major event will be 27 & 28 March 2015 at the Marriott Fair Oaks Mall, 11787 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033. Go to and click on Spring Conference for more information.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The RELIC Room in Prince William County, VA

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC), located in the Bull Run Regional Library, is a special collection devoted to genealogy and local history with a focus on Virginia and Prince William County. 

Materials found in the RELIC room include published and manuscript materials, indexes and research guides, photographs, maps, microfilms, and computer (CD-ROM) databases. 
They have an excellent website that includes a large digital library with links to vital records, photos, images,  historical records, and maps.  The staff there are very helpful, and they even have an online 'ask RELIC' page where you can submit questions related to genealogy or local history.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1750 Land Record for Charles Wright of Prince William Co VA

May 1750 
Charles Wright gifted to his son Joseph Wright 125 acres of his land on Occoquan River in Prince William County, Virginia

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