Nancy Emeline Brookshire

Brookshire Garrett genealogy

My great-great-grandmother, Nancy Emeline Brookshire (don’t you love that name?) was the daughter of James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley and was born on May 13, 1833 in North Carolina.  She died on March 1, 1916 in Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia and was buried in Tickanetley Cemetery. Nancy lived in Union County, Georgia with her parents and […]

Family History Skills: Genealogical Basics

One of my To-Do items for March is to take the online “Family History Skills course” provided by the National Genealogical Society.   This course is offered free to NGS members;  NSG offers several other online courses for fees, so I wanted to take the free course first, to see if I like it. It’s a […]

A Farmer’s Wife

Forrester Ward genealogy

On Monday, I wrote about Anna (Carnes) Forrester.  Today’s spotlight is on her daughter, Mary Lourania (Forrester) Ward, my great-great-grandmother.  This is the woman that my grandmother refers to as Grandma Ward. Mary was born on July 7, 1864, near the end of the Civil War.  She probably was born in Fannin County, Georgia and […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-03-03

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Indexed 50 names on FamilySearch 1910 Massachusetts census. #genealogy #GBGames2010 # Blog post: Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games – The Final Tally http://bit.ly/d9eFWQ #genealogy #GBGames2010 # I have Albrechts, too, but further back in the mid 1700s. RT @genwishlist: Surname Saturday: ALBRECHT http://goo.gl/fb/jcyG #genealogy # RT @tjlgenes: The ultimate blacksheep relative….http://su.pr/1MP4BP #genealogy # Added headstone photo […]

March Genealogy To-Dos

I’m getting a better feel for what can be accomplished in a “normal” month, with only weekends and a few weeknights to do genealogy. The to-dos for March are: Write 8 blog posts Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 8 census pages and update the citations. Index some names on FamilySearch Scan 5 photos […]

A Favorite Female Ancestor

Carnes Forrester genealogy

In honor of women’s history month, I’ll be writing a number of posts honoring the female half of my family tree.  Today’s post is part of the Fearless Females blogging prompt series created by Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist. Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn […]

March Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in March: Clara Anna (Unknown Maiden Name), 8x-great-grandmother, born 20 Mary 1669. Rhoda Ervin Simeral, 5x-great-grandmother, born March 1733 in Donigal, Ireland. Elizabeth Yeatman, 5x-great-grandmother, born 08 Mar 1738 in Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania. Major George Wilfong, 6x-great-grandfather, born 11 Mar 1743 in Pennsylvania. Mary Ann Marlow, 5x-great-grandmother, […]