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8. May Eugenia Ellsworth taken circa 1864-1866 The Philetus Sawyer Family Photo Album from the Civil War era is now online on my Lost Faces website. I rescued this album several years ago and am delighted to present it today for all to enjoy freely. It consists of 50 gorgeous cartes de visite (CDVs) in the 1860s such as the beautiful child on the left. Be sure to check out all the photos I
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Olive Tree Genealogy Blog by Lorine Mcginnis Schulze - 3d ago

This release from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) includes baptism and marriage records from over 230 parishes across the Archdiocese of New York. There are millions of transcriptions of these key genealogical events - in the coming months, millions more transcriptions and images will be added to the collection. It's great to see partnerships from the big genealogy
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The State Archives and Records NSW website has published Gaol Photographs on their site. This is a must-see if you have ancestors living in New South Wales, Australia between 1870 and 1930. There are 20 New South Wales prisons with a total of 199 volumes containing details of over 46,000 prisoners. Best of all there is a searchable index.  The website tells us that the records consist of: "
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Mick B. wrote to Olive Tree Genealogy with this request to help return a WW2 dog tag to its owner or descendants: Found at Seething Airfield England a dog tag marked James J Bell Number 0-742831  T4243. It would be great to return it to the family - is this something you could help with. As my readers can see from the image on the left, the dog tag contains more clues. The name Emma E. Bell
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 Laurel Cemetery opened in 1852 as the first non-religious cemetery for Baltimore’s African-American community. Many well-known black individuals were buried there, but in 1950 the cemetery was moved. Paved over, a shopping mall was built on top of the original cemetery. Representative Photo But a question remains - are there still bodies buried beneath the shopping mall? Ron Castanza, a
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Please see Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 for the start of this process of how I rescue, archive, and publish on Lost Faces antique photo albums I save from disappearing. After I remove all the photos from the album, and notate on the verso (back) of each photo in pencil, it's time to scan and store them in acid-free containers. My husband scans the front of each image. If he has time he also
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Archaeology is fascinating. It can also be sad and poignant. Finding a skeleton can lead to more details on how, why or when a person died than we sometimes find comfortable. Such was the discovery and story written about by  Kristina Killgrove. "An early Medieval grave near Bologna, Italy, was revealed to contain an injured pregnant woman with a fetus between her legs. Based on the
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Hub's grandfather Bert Holden 1918-2000 If you haven't had this happen yet, you probably will. Your ancestor, perhaps your great-great grandpa, whose lineage you've traced for a decade, turns out to not be your great-grandpa.  Uh-oh. Now what? * Do you throw your hands up in the air and exclaim "That's it! I give up!" * Do you slump down in your chair, hang your head and moan "Woe is me, all
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Once again thanks goes to Annette who sent me these items for a Ralph Hamilton Jr. 1922-2005. Ration Card August 1945 Ralph Hamilton Jr.    
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Olive Tree Genealogy has been reconstructing pre-1865 ships passenger lists to Quebec. As many of my readers know, there are no comprehensive ships passenger lists of immigrants arriving in Canada prior to 1865. Until that year, shipping companies were not required by the government to keep their passenger manifests. My book "Filling in the Gaps: Finding Pre-1865 Ships Passenger Lists to Canada"
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