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Genealogy website RootsPoint announces the Fondo Colonial archive image collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

Genealogy website RootsPoint announces the Fondo Colonial archive image collection for Hispanic Heritage Month

One-of-a-kind collection of 17th-19th century archival records available for free

HENDERSON, NV—(September 22, 2015)– Genealogy website, in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Project, announced today free access to the Fondo Colonial collection from the Archivo Históricos Municipal…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


The TWISS family of SHROPSHIRE (ALICE AND ROBERT) had humble beginnings. They owned a small but prosperous farm. RICHARD TWISS (my 7th gt grandfather) youngest son B.1609 died 1682 was recruited as Land Agent for LORD CHERBURY, in Kerry, IRE. in 1656.  Richard Twiss father died c.1630 and left him fourteen pounds, but farm went to ADAM, his older brother. ALICE SPEAKE TWISS (Richard's mother) left him Ten pounds.   About 1633 Richard Twiss married SARA X. A son was born 1634 and baptised…


Added by LORRAINE on September 16, 2015 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

Last week I watched the documentary “The Salt of the Earth” about documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado. This is one of those films that I can’t stop thinking about, which is a good thing.

For those that aren’t familiar with Salgado’s work, he is a Brazilian photojournalist and social photographer that has traveled the world photographing indigenous cultures and the social effects of major geo-political actions on these…


Added by Stefani Twyford on August 23, 2015 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Hebert surname assistance

I've asked this question on the French-Canadian list but it's really much broader than that one list. Do you know anything about the French surname HEBERT and its possible connection to Scotland. DNA tests I've taken show some significant French heritage connections: most of the closest surname y-DNA results are all men with the HEBERT surname. One of these men has told me of a significant number of MAXWELL surname ancestors. Those MAXWELLS are all Scottish as are the MAXWELLS in my own…


Added by Jerry E Stephens on August 13, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments


,My great grandfather William Noble married Anne Finnegan in 1902 and they had the following children William, Alice(my grandmother) Elizabeth ,Anne and Maggie and they lived in Sandhills Monaghan. When Willliam a protestant married Anne (Catholic) his mother and sisters left for America or Canada. I am interested in tracking this branch of my family.

Liz Bogue Mahon

Added by Elizabeth Mahon on July 19, 2015 at 4:06am — No Comments

Anyone Else Have Her Picture?

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 17, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 6, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

O'DONNELLs of Donegal, Ireland

Looking for a Catherine O'Donnell b. abt 1818, Donegal, Ireland. She married Hugh Boyle abt 1838 in Donegal County, Ireland.  Hugh was a blacksmith b. abt 1814.

They had at least 2 sons:

James Boyle born abt 1846 , Donegal, Ireland He married Anna McHugh b. abt 1850 Sheskinaone, Donegal.

They married 2 Mar 1867 Kincatlagh, Donegal, Ireland.  They latter immigrated to Scotland.  Any help would be appreciated....Ina

Added by Ina Schoentrup on July 4, 2015 at 8:04pm — No Comments


Obtaining Hong Kong death certificates for anyone who died in the 19th. century is difficult, if not impossible.  However, all is not lost if the individual was a British soldier - or was the wife or…


Added by Christine Thomas on July 2, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

Un triple mariage

Lundi, 23 novembre 1671. La côte Saint-François (actuel quartier…

Added by Jean-François Dagenais on June 24, 2015 at 5:01am — 1 Comment






Contact: Eowyn Langholf,


3 June 2015: This week the…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 3, 2015 at 7:39am — No Comments

Paternal Line

I am trying to find sources for the wife of my fifth great grandfather, Robert Hunter of Giles County, Virginia. I have several names for her, but feel a mistake has been made with the name of Atkins. I feel her name is Mildred (Millie) Lewis, but cannot find any records for her birth, marriage or death. Thank you.

Added by Carol Hunter Sullivan on May 29, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Still Homesick but Tree at our current Home

  Before the  drought and we had lawn.  I am told this is a Texas Umbrella Tree. It sheds flowers, seed pods and leaves depending on the season.  We have trimmed it back many times, our friends never got bigger than 8 feet in Spring Valley, CA. It obviously likes this clay ground.  Do you…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 23, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Looking for Fleetwood, Simon and Bond ancestors

 ISAAC FLEETWOOD was born Abt. 1743 in Virginia, and died Abt. 03 Oct 1832 in Monroe County, Indiana.  He married SARAH RIDER Abt. 13 Feb 1790 in Loudoun County, Virginia.  She was born Abt. 1770.

Isaac is as far back as I can get on the Fleetwood side.

 James BOND Sex: Male Born: Abt. 05 Jan 1810 in Washington County, Maryland Died: 01 Oct 1885 in Hocking County, Ohio Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hocking County, Ohio Military service: Bet. 21 Oct 1861 - 30 Jun 1862…


Added by Jimmy Fleetwood on May 21, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Obituaries from Omaha Guide Newspaper Omaha Guide is a (NE Black Newspaper) July 16, 1932 – March 15, 1958

Obituaries from Omaha Guide Newspaper Omaha Guide is a (NE Black Newspaper) July 16, 1932 – March 15, 1958 The Omaha Guide Newspaper is a North Omaha newspaper so, I took all the obituaries out of this newspaper so you can find your love one. I hope you will stop by and see if your ancestry live on the north side of Dodge Street. These surround neighborhood are East Omaha, Carter Lake, Valley, Elkhorn,Waterloo, Florence Boulevard.…


Added by Nancy Mancuso on May 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Anderson family - Massachusetts

Searching for any information on the Anderson family that live in Boston, (Roslindale) Massachusetts. My grandfather was Anton Anderson from Sweden and his wife, my grandmother was Carin Svensson also from Sweden, Her name is also spelled either Carin, Carrie, Karen, Karin. They would be buried in Massachusetts.

There was only one son, my dad, Elmer Anton Anderson.

Added by Beverly Weisbaum on May 15, 2015 at 3:51pm — No Comments

My Tree at Home, Valley Ford, CA. Homesick Maybe

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 14, 2015 at 7:02pm — No Comments

IN-BRIEF WITH THE IN-DEPTH GENEALOGIST: A new series of research guides


May 13, 2015 | Utica, OH





Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on May 14, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Is your research methods up to date?

 Do you use, or other webinars?  Do you use Google + and the hangouts they have?

  Have you stepped into the next level of Genealogy yet?   What about U Tube? 

   Any way give some of them a try.  Might find the brickwall your looking for.

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 11, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments

O'Briens of Vermont

Hello, I am looking for any information on my grandparents Cyril O'Brien and Adelaide Minall. They lived in Burlington Vt, His parents were Edward Hayes O'Brien and Sara Jane Connolly. Cyril was a letter carrier in the 1950's and 1960's and loved music. Cyril's grand father Timothy immigrated from Tipperary Ireland around 1854.

Any information, photos, or stories any one has on O'Brien I would very much appreciate seeing or reading.

Thanks so much in…


Added by Alan Long on May 8, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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