What’s New – 7/29/09


New Photos Dave Butler at home on Rock Creek Rosa (Ellis) Roberts, Alice Roberts, Mary Pendley Hemphill Women New Census Records William Henson Patterson household: 1880, 1900, 1920 New Documents Newspaper clipping about great-aunts attending Lucy Hill Institute Newspaper clipping about 1951 Hemphill reunion Newspaper clipping referring to the Hemphill boys in the service (WWII) […]

Brickwall Breakthrough with County Death Index

A great advantage to living in the same small town where many of my ancestors have lived for 150 years is that I can do genealogy research during my lunch break.  Every few weeks, I”ll drop by the county probate office and look through one resource.  I knew that county death registers existed, but I […]

Monday Madness: Proof of Margaret Hemphill’s Maiden Name

I recently wrote about my decision to join the DAR.  The application requires evidence for each name, date, and place for each individual in the line from me to my patriot.  I have what I consider to be very good evidence for each fact; however, I am missing one, non-essential piece.  I can apply without […]

Favorite Genealogy Websites

These are my top ten favorite websites for genealogy research (I have not included blogs – they will be the subject of another post).   Most are big sites, whether commercial, government, or volunteer-supported, but a few are personal sites that have been particularly helpful in my own research. Ancestry.  The census records alone make the […]

What’s New 7/22/2009

New People Family of Mary Jane Whiteside Family of Marcus de LaFayette Whiteside 2 wives of William Lamar Decatur Whiteside 2 wives of Jonathan Calhoun Whiteside (one is Amanda M. Hemphill – who is she?  Who are her parents?  Grandparents?) Jane Caroline Dysart, daughter of James Young Dysart and Margaret Hemphill.  She married Benjamin Logan […]

Those Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

The topic for the 76th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is “How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Favorite Summer Memory from Your Youth.”  When I think of my favorite summer memories, I don’t think of the “big” events – vacations, trips, camp, etc.  It’s the soft, fuzzy memories that come to mind – the […]

Tombstone Tuesday – James and Elizabeth Brookshire

James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley are my 4x-great-grandparents. James was born March 10, 1799 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born in 1810, also in Wilkes County. They were married on August 21, 1827. They moved to Union County, Georgia between 1830 and 1840, and then moved on to Fannin County, Georgia between 1850 […]

What’s New – 7/8/2009


Busy, busy.  Lot of new people and facts, photos and documents: New People Two wives of James Hardy Whiteside Husband of Mary Jane Whiteside Family of William M. Lankford Family of Samuel Mackie Parents of Captain Robert and Elizabeth Patton Wife of James Lankford New Photos Greenlee-Hemphill Family Captain Robert Patton’s Headstone Mary (Polly) Hemphill’s […]