Family History Skills: Family and Published Sources

I’m slowly working my way through the online “Family History Skills” course offered by the National Genealogical Society.  I just finished Lesson Two:  Family and Published Sources and I really learned a lot.  This lessson covers Published Sources, Finding Published Sources, and Source Citations.  The second section:  Finding Published Sources was the most valuable to me.  […]

On this date. . .the 11th of July

On this date July 11

Births Esther Jane (McFry) Whitesides was born in 1827 in Tennessee. Deaths Jennie Gill (Albright) Strader died in 1952 in Barnard, Missouri. Marriages Rosamond Maude McKinney and Churcwill Branch Tucker were married in 1828 in Surry County, North Carolina. Updated July 10, 2011.

On this date. . .the 10th of July

Births Merritt Burgin was born in 1784 in Burke County, North Carolina. Susannah Adeline (Lytle) Burgin was born in 1825 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Martha Hemphill McEntire died in 1841 in Murray County, Georgia. Cathrine (Stauder) Albright died in 1876. Updated July 2, 2011.

Surname Saturday: Roberts

Roberts genealogy

My Roberts family line starts with my great-grandmother: Nancy Alice Roberts was born January 9, 1877 in Murray County, Georgia.  She married James Alexander Hemphill on Christmas Day in 1897.  They had nine children between 1898 and 1916.  Alice was a charter member of the Chatsworth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Three […]

On this date. . .the 9th of July

Births Thomas Hemphill was born in 1746 (my 4th, 5th, and 6th great-grandfather). His son, Thomas McEntire Hemphill, was born in 1796 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 3rd and 4th great-grandfather). Deaths William Worth Ward died in 1939 in Morganton, Georgia. Updated July 2, 2011.

What I Do – Technology for Genealogy Research

Thomas MacEntee over at GeneaBloggers has a meme called What I Do. Thomas says: you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Here’s my list: * Hardware:  Dell Inspiron I1720 laptop * External storage: a couple of 4mg flash […]

On this date. . .the 8th of July

Births Weyrich Norrente Rudisill was born in 1695 in Michelfeld, Baden (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Mary Jane Greenlee was born in 1822. George Washington Roberts was born in 1851 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Daisy E. Woody was born in 1889. Deaths Francis Marion Ellis died in 1928 in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. Updated […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-07-07


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On this date. . .the 7th of July

Births William Patton Hemphill was born in 1843. Mary Elizabeth Ellis was born in 1851. Mary Lourania (Forrester) Ward was born in 1864 in Fannin County, Georgia (my great-great-grandmother). Carrie L. (Nichols) Roberts was born in 1876 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Deaths Belvy (Smith) Butler died in 2004. Military William Adolphus Whitener enlisted in the […]