Orphans and Orphans: A Sad Bit of History

Hemphill Family Gravestones

The topic for 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Orphans and Orphans; we’re invited tell the story of traditional orphans – children who lost their parents, or “reverse orphans” – those who left no descendents of their own to tell their story. A branch of my family that represents both kinds of “orphans” […]

Surname Saturday: Kendrick

Kendrick genealogy

Kendrick is my own surname.  It’s a challenging line to research, as I have found little documentation prior to the mid-1800’s.  I have yet to discover an immigrant ancestor in this line, but expect to find him coming from Great Britain. Francis Taylor Kendrick (1876 – 1966) was my paternal grandfather’s father.  He had dark […]

Follow Friday: Kreativ Blogger Award

kreative_blogger

Several days ago, Sharon of Kindred Footprints bestowed me with the Kreativ Blogger Award, a meme which has been flying through the geneablogger community for the last few weeks.  Thanks Sharon! The rules say that I must reveal seven things about myself, then pass the award on to seven other blogs, so here goes. Seven […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-11-25

Interesting news. . .DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog: DAR: Online databases now available http://ow.ly/DylA # RT @footnote: Check out our new Native American Collection. Explore unique documents and share Native American heritage. http://bit.ly/sLNEk # Ditto. RT @rjseaver: highlighted the 84th Carnival of Gen., and Jasia, our carnival goddess, in http://tinyurl.com/COG84th Thanks, Jasia! # RT @23andMe: Blog Post- […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Mariah Langston Roberts

Mariah Langston-W

Mariah Langston was my 3-x great-grandmother.  She was born February 25, 1833[1] in Sevier County, Tennessee[2].  She married Monteville Roberts July 18, 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee2.  They lived in Hamilton County, Tennessee[3], just across the Georgia state line during their early marriage. Mariah is one of my heroes from my family tree.  When her husband was away, […]

Surname Saturday: Word Mosaic

Surname Word Mosaic

Word Mosaics have been popping up in the geneablogger community lately as a fun way to showcase the surnames one is researching.  Thanks to Sandra at I Never Knew My Father for inspiring me to finally create my own. I thought this would be a good way to introduce my new blog series:  Surname Saturday.  […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-11-18

Veteran’s Day newspaper article about my dad. http://ow.ly/BK34 # This looks fun. RT @rootstelevision: RT @mjnrootdig Famous Census Searches are back http://bit.ly/1fwpCT #genealogy # Found 1910 census record for Mattie (Butler) Sampler, Charles Sampler, and William Butler. http://ow.ly/BLZo #genealogy #surnames # Thanks for the RTs! @Ginisology @auldmags @sjtaliaferro @BBPetura @LCAfricana @tjlgenes # reading Beyond Names, […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Social News

Misses Hemphill Easter Egg Hunt

Those enjoying an Easter egg hunt given by the Misses Hemphill’s Sunday afternoon were, Messrs. Mack and Ben Leonard, Grady and Earl Roberts, Charles and Dee Adams, Charlie and Earl Wilbanks, Wallace Thompson, Fred Dunn, Mort Peeples, Alex Baggett, Drew Duncan, Frank Leonard, Misses Lula and Onnie McClure, of Ramhurst, Pearl and Exie Thompson, Catherine […]