1910 US Census Pembroke Wash. County, Maine District 0298 (Can not read other numbers etc.)
All born in Maine
Harriet N. Batson,72, wdr, 5 children born, 4 living; her mother born in mass. USA; keeper of boarding house
George H Featherson, 45, son, married 12 years, labourer odd jobs
Estelle M Featherson, 27, wife, 7 born children, 6 living; works in sardine factory.
Hattie M Featherson, 10 dtr
Ephraim F Feathersone, 9
Clytie E. Featherson, 7
Williard E Featherson,5
Clyde S Featherson, 2
Beulah E Featherson 8 months old
George W Curling 49 boarder infirm.deaf
Ryland F Mahal, 12, boarder

1940 Census
Name: Stella M Featherson (Could this be Estella)
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Pembroke, Washington, Maine
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Street: Charlotte Road
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Pembroke, Washington, Maine
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 203
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Household Members: Name Age
Stella M Featherson 57
Lewis G Featherson 17
Amos S Haywood boarder

United States Census, 1940
Meddybemps Town, Washington, Maine, United States Enumeration district 15-61; Sheet number and letter, 2A; line number 15; Public. No: T627; roll number 1494; digital folder No: 0054622038; number 00311
Ephrim Feathersone Male, 39, single, white, head, HS4, b. Maine, 1901, res. Charlotte, Washington County, Maine; Residence in 1935 Charlotte
Clyde Featherson brother32 1935 resided Pembroke Maine Common labourer $200 a year;
Earl Featherson, brother23 Charlotte, Wash. Maine common labourer @200 a year
Williard Featherson, brother, 38, m, grade 8, Foreman $800 a year
Gladys, wife of Willlard, 31 lived Meddyhemps, Wash., Maine
All born in Maine (no specific place mentioned)


Year: 1920; Census Place: Pembroke, Washington, Maine; Roll: T625_650; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 181; Image: 753.

George Fertherson 55 Maine. Occ Farmer @ Home Farm. F & M birthplace Maine. Read & Write yes.
Estella Fertherson 37 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Hattie Fertherson 19 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Ephram Fertherson 18 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Clojtie Fertherson 16
Willard Fertherson 14
Clyde Fertherson 12
Beulah Fertherson 10
Herbert Fertherson 7
Luella Fertherson 4
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Earl Fertherson 2

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The following announcement and video were created by Ancestry.com:

(PROVO, Utah) – April 2, 2015 – AncestryDNA, the leader in DNA testing for family history, today launched a significant technological advancement that makes discovering one’s family history faster and easier than ever. Now with the easy-to-use AncestryDNA test, customers will have the unique ability to find their ancestors, who lived hundreds of years ago, using just their DNA. Only possible through the groundbreaking work of the AncestryDNA science team, New Ancestor Discoveries is a technical innovation that combines the latest in genetic science, new patent-pending algorithms, and access to AncestryDNA’s extensive database to push the boundaries of human genetics, and help people find ancestors from their past using just a DNA test, no genealogy research required.

“This is the biggest advancement in family history since we introduced our Hint feature, the Ancestry shaky leaf, which scours billions of historical records…

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Just received this marriage and found them in 1891, can you find anything earlier?
Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Liverpool from the registers of Liverpool
1884 Marriage solemnized at St Nicholas Church in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancashire.
Entry 308 on the 3rd of January 1884 between
John Thomas Featherstone aged 25 a bachelor and gardener of Acomb in the county of York, father John Thomas Featherstone a railway servant
Julia Cheketts aged 22 a spinster of the Parish of Liverpool father Joseph Checketts a Undertaker.
Married in the church of St Nicholas according to the rites and ceremonies of the established church after Banns by me John Francis, Curate
Both signed in the presence of J H Checketts and J Grundy.

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Plantation Cottages, Beckfield Lane, Acomb, Great Ouseburn, Yorkshire, England
John Thos Featherstone Head Married Male 33 1858 Gardener Domestic Servant Dairy Coats hall, Yorkshire, England
Julia Featherstone Wife Married Female 29 1862 Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England

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Many people of Irish ancestry love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. After all, it is a great way to celebrate one’s Irish heritage. However, some of the celebrations are a bit questionable. In fact, many of the commonly-held beliefs about St. Patrick are wrong. Before making plans, you might want to consider a few facts:

St. Patrick wasn’t Irish

Patrick was probably born in what is now England, Scotland or Wales around A.D. 390. Different historians have different beliefs about his place of birth. After all, the borders moved a bit over the years as well. Most agree that St. Patrick’s parents were Roman citizens living in the British Isles. Therefore, Patrick himself was a Roman citizen even though he was born somewhere in what is now Great Britain.

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The following announcement was written by the folks at the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society:

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society has just completed indexing 19,187 individuals from the Colorado Springs, Colorado, Death Registers, 1872-1920, making them freely available in the online, searchable Pikes Peak NewsFinder index (http://more.ppld.org:8080/SpecialCollections/Index/article_search.asp). The indexing project was a collaboration between PPGS and the Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections.

Information contained in the Death Registers includes name, death date, age, color, marital status, sex, occupation, birth place, cause of death, complication, when and where contracted, place of death and burial location. Information extracted for the index are name, death date and burial location, however a link provides access to a digital image of the original record and all its contents.

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A recent inquiry asked about who a box in her possession might have belonged to.Sir Arthur William

A search has found nothing could it be a joke?

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The following announcement was written by the folks at the Irish Genealogical Research Society:

IGRS launches ‘Early Irish Birth Index’ on its website: www.IrishAncestors.ie

The Irish Genealogical Research Society – ‘The Great Granddaddy of Irish Family History Societies’ – has launched another new and innovative database to add to those already found on its website, www.irishancestors.ie. The Early Irish Birth Index aims to bring to the attention of Irish genealogists the myriad of alternative sources noting birth information in Ireland.

The Early Irish Birth Index holds just over 5,000 records of alternatives sources for births in Ireland, ranging from early Irish census records, Registry of Deeds’ memorials, newspapers, gravestone inscriptions, diaries and letters. The number of names in the contained exceeds 10,400.

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Many paupers’ cemeteries have been abandoned over the years and more than a few were eventually plowed under for agricultural purposes or paved over for new construction. Such disregard for the lives of the deceased is always sad, but one story from Canada seems especially heart-wrenching.

The cemeteries contain the bodies of some of the residents of the County of Waterloo’s House of Industry and Refuge, the “poor house” built in 1869 that was the last resort for the destitute, elderly, disabled, mentally challenged and orphaned of the era. Those who died at the Frederick Street house and weren’t claimed by family would end up in one of two potter’s fields, or informal graveyards, located nearby. They received no grave markers, and only a short entry in the House of Refuge’s burial registry.

An article in The Hamilton Spectator says, “For over a century, they’ve been buried underneath city streets…

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