Fickett Street Genealogy

Welcome to Fickett Street Genealogy. Where genealogy, history and everything else in between is discussed.
Please visit my two family genealogy websites: www.FickettStreetGenealogy.weebly.com and www.romanfamilyhistory.weebly.com
Thank you!

Ancestry.com is running a special offer on their DNA tests. This $79 price is good from now through April 27, 2014. 
As a DNA test participant, I would highly recommend using this deal.
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Puzzilla.Org Available from FamilySearch

Puzzilla.org is a new tool from FamilySearch.org that is available to all genealogy researchers.
Once on the web page, the site will ask you to log in to your account on Family Search. Once that is completed, you are able to search for cousins using Puzzilla.
Yes, cousins. This site uses information that is available on FamilySearch and allows visibility to your possible cousins.
The user does need a family tree on FamilySearch, so if you do not have an account one can be easily made and a tree created.
Below are a couple images after I tried using Puzzilla. It is pretty interesting and a good tool to begin using. There are descendant and ancestor options.
First image is a screenshot of what it looks like on the page prior to linking. Then, the next image begins with my name on the bottom as the red circle within a circle, then to my 5x Great grandfather Bernardo Roman, along the left side. Granted, this is not my whole tree, just a snippet for a few examples.

Now here is where the cousins are being displaying:

Then by clicking on one of the squares or circles, it will give information on the ancestor and possible cousin and how they are related to my ancestor:

I am definitely going to keep working with this tool and see what I can discover. I would suggest everyone give it a try.

Link: https://puzzilla.org/

Here is a link to a video provided by the website for an introduction on Puzzilla: http://bcove.me/w1qbenty

PS: Please excuse the poor image quality. Thanks!

Genealogy funny

Succession and genealogy of the Romanovs

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(Source: imperial-russia)

jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a stunning genealogical table of the descendants of French King Louis IX. The detail here is quite stunning, it must have taken a long time to produce. The genealogy is in the shape of the fleur de lys. The arms of England are impaled with those of France, a reminder of the contest between the two countries which reached a height in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the Hundred Years War.
Image source: British Library MS Royal 15 E VI. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

jothelibrarian:

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a stunning genealogical table of the descendants of French King Louis IX. The detail here is quite stunning, it must have taken a long time to produce. The genealogy is in the shape of the fleur de lys. The arms of England are impaled with those of France, a reminder of the contest between the two countries which reached a height in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the Hundred Years War.

Image source: British Library MS Royal 15 E VI. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.

Matrimonios 1857 part 4

guadalajaradispensas:

Genealogical Information - Catholic Church Records

Sagrada Mitra de Guadalajara

Marriage Dispensations in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

former Province of New Galicia / Nueva Galicia in the Spanish Colonies

Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, US

source film: 168466

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usnatarchives:

See the journal page that records the election of George Washington of Virginia, now on display from April 1 to 16, 2014, in the National Archives Building.

This year marks the 225th anniversary of the First Congress. On March 4, 1789, the Congress of the United States met for the first time. It was arguably the most important Congress in U.S. history.

To this new legislature fell the responsibility of passing laws needed to implement a brand new system of government, defining the rules and procedures of the House and Senate, and establishing the precedents that set constitutional government in motion.

One of the first duties of the new legislative body was to meet jointly and count the electoral ballots for President and Vice President of the United States. This page of the first Senate Journal shows the results of that election: George Washington of Virginia was unanimously elected President, and John Adams of Massachusetts, who finished second in the balloting, was elected Vice President.

Image: Senate Journal of the First Congress, First Session, showing entry for April 6, 1789. National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate

(via todaysdocument)

“The real treasures [of the National Archives] go home at night.”

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(Aw, shucks!!!)

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, gives a shoutout to the staff of the National Archives in his kickoff to the #ArchivesFair. (via archivesofamericanart)

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