Remember This

Somewhere in France 1918 Here’s a photo that was taken somewhere in France of the 9th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops of which my grandfather Frederick Groves Kerley was a member. You can view Fred Kerley’s WW1 Diary in a previous post. It is certain that this photo was taken in…

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Golden Rules of Genealogy

Genealogical Tree Library of Congress, USA undated

Here’s some good advice from GotGenealogy of things to keep in mind when doing genealogy research. I  have found myself that the same name can be spelt in many different ways. It’s easy to make assumptions if you believe your information is correct. “SPELING DUSN’T COWNT” Back in the day…

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The Other Pandemic 1918

Belfast flu 1918 - clipped image

The newspaper announcement below is from the November 9th, 1918 edition of the Belfast Telegraph. The headlines were saved for news of the stories about the final days of WW1 and the November 11th Armistice. The text of the announcement is a bit fuzzy. Here’s what I think it says:…

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The Easter Rising April 24, 1916

Easter Monday, April 24, 1916   On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. They didn’t have much of a chance of pulling it off…

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