Today's WikiChicks Spotlight is on Marian Pierre-Louis of Fieldstone Historic Research Whenever a discussion arises about old houses, Marian Pierre-Louis' name is bound to come up. Marian is a researcher, speaker and writer specializing in southern New England research, particularly in hands-on research. ..
Looking north on Summit Street. The Stiles house would have been to the right of the Water Tower. Photo courtesy of the Ypsilanti Historical Society. View and purchase photos The sad story of the Stiles family came to an end in August of 1914.
A dark past unearthed A dark part of Canadian history, and Vernon's history, is hiding in a forgotten corner of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In that corner lay the crumbled remains of several headstones, which act as a reminder of a time in history where Canada interned thousands of its citizens -- deemed enemy aliens by their passport alone -- during the Great War.
Ben Fontaine died a free man near the same Westover plantation where he lived as a slave. His name showed up on 1823 tax records at age 9, a property of Henry Fontaine valued at $40 at the farm still known today as Normandy, and still owned by descendants of Nicholas de la Fontaine of 1600s Normandy, France.
While the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand likely conjures images of cottony pancakes and cloying syrup, the name Anna Short Harrington probably doesn't ring any bells. But a new lawsuit centered around Harrington -- who was hired to portray Aunt Jemima after the brand's acquisition by Quaker Oats in 1926 -- alleges that her heirs never received any royalties from the earnings generated by her likeness and original recipes following her death in 1955.
14 News has learned the famous, late comedian Robin Williams had family ties to Evansville. Genealogy experts say, for three decades, Robin Williams' grandfather lived in a house in the 900 block of East Powell Ave. His great-grandfather lived just a few houses down. Records show Robin's grandfather, Robert R.
FamilySearch announces that the Onondaga Co Public Library has teamed with FS to digitally preserve 40,000 historic titles, including extremely rare item dating back to Colonial America, , making them freely accessible online.familysearch.org/node/2565
August 12, 2014 SYRACUSE, New York-The Onondaga County Public Library and FamilySearch (online at FamilySearch.org), a nonprofit premier family history and records preservation organization, announced today a joint initiative to digitally preserve 40,000 historic titles from the Library's collections and make them freely accessible online to patrons worldwide.
They have corrected over 133,000 entries! According to their blog, there were definite issues with the Canada West and Canada East. "In Canada West, the records for the cities of Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa and Toronto were previously reported missing but the records did exist.