Newspaper Articles Add Color and Depth to Genealogy Research

I have a cousin who often sends me copies of newspaper articles that she has found referencing our common line (the Hemphills).  These articles have included obituaries, marriage announcements, and my favorite -Social News – which includes stories of birthday parties, Easter egg hunts, and family reunions.  Through these articles, I’ve learned the details of […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-11-11

Visited Murray Co. Probate Ct. to look up West’s in the Death Index. Didn’t find what I was seeking, but did get data on 2nd and 3rd lines. # Added photo of Mattie (Butler) and Charlie Sampler. #genealogy # Added photo of Samuel HEMPHILL’s headstone. #genealogy #surnames # Want to see the questions […]

“Family Tree” Overview

The “Family Tree” tab (above) contains a database of all my genealogy research.  I thought it would be helpful to provide a navigational overview. The Genealogy Menu is visible in the sidebar whenever you are in the “Family Tree” section.  It contains links to: Surnames includes a list of the top 30 surnames in the […]

Weekly Updates for 2009-11-04

Found photo of Reuben and Martha (Garrett) Johnson. # Found two new children of Wyatt H. Lankford.  #genealogy # Just found death certificate for William West – misindexed as Wilson West. So excited. MMN now confirmed as Cook. #surnames #genealogy # Ordered 3 death certificates from state of GA today: William H. Ward, Barbara […]

November Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in November: Elizabeth Goodrich, 9x-great-grandmother, born 02 Nov 1645 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Hans Paul Dellinger, 8x-great-grandfather, born 05 Nov 1670. Ludwig Albright, 7x-great-grandfather, born 11 Nov 1731 in Germany. Anna Maria Keller, 7x-great-grandmother, born 11 Nov 1733 in Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Burgin, 6x-great-grandfather, […]