FGS 2010 – Day 1

I arrived in Knoxville about 4:00 this afternoon.  I checked in at my hotel, then walked across World’s Fair Park to the Knoxville Convention Center and checked in for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. A little later, I joined Melissa Corley, Amy Coffin, Thomas McAntee, and Tina Lyons and her hubby for drinks at […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-08-18

RT @macgeneserv: you never know when you’ll find a genealogical gem … wedding announcement of my gr-grandparents: http://bit.ly/9rYmhN # RT @JireneGen: Nice story of siblings adopted out and finding each other through #genealogy I love it! http://su.pr/2gdNMz # RT @tmacentee: Some advice for genealogists on self-publishing http://su.pr/1w5HL4 #genealogy # RT @southerngraves: [Peachy Past] Georgia Lunatic […]

On this date. . .the 18th of August

Births Lydia (Richards) Atchley was born in 1762 in Loudoun County, Virginia (currently believed to be my 6th-great-grandmother). Margaret Rebecca (Hemphill) Young was born in 1840 in Burke County, North Carolina. Nancy Elizabeth Ellis was born in 1862 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Sally (Rudd) Hood died in 1828. Miles Marion Scott died in 1889. […]

William Harvey Ward: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Ward genealogy

William H. “Buddy” Ward was my third great-grandfather.  His is the penultimate name I have in the Ward line, so while he is not a brick-wall ancestor, both of his parents are.  His death certificate has been a valuable document, confirming some data, providing new information and leading to new documents. Confirmations He was a […]

On this date. . .the 17th of August

Births Rhoda Debord was born in 1775. John Cunningham McEntire was born in 1807 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths James Lette McEntire died in 1870 in Murray County, Georgia. James Young Hemphill died in 1870 in Murray County, Georgia (my great-great-grandfather). Marriages Jane Lynch and James Hardy Whitesides were married in 1840 in Rutherford […]

On this date. . .the 16th of August

Births Hans Michel Dellinger was born in 1663. Catherine Albright was born in 1763 in Orange County, North Carolina. James Polk Forrester was born in 1844 in Georgia. Marriages Julia Adelaide Dwight and William T. Wofford were married in Murray County, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 15th of August

Births Margaret (Bushart) Barringer was born in 1742 in Newton, North Carolina. Rhoda (Cunningham) Alexander was born in 1763 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (my 4th-great-grandmother). John Wesley Ellis was born in 1847. Robert Daniel Mathis was born in 1852. Columbus P. Hemphill was born in 1857. Cora Lee (Fouts) Kendrick was born in 1881 in […]

On this date. . .the 14th of August


Births James Crawford Miller was born in 1838 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Deaths Elizabeth Ann (Hemphill) Whitesides died in 1838 in Cross Plains, Alabama. Joseph McEntyre Lytle died in 1862 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Marriages Martha J. Bradford and James Evan Butler were married in 1874 in Pickens County, Georgia.

FGS Lineup

Next week, I’ll be attending the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Knoxville, Tennessee.  This will be my first genealogy conference and I’m very excited!  At first, I hadn’t considered attending this conference, because I thought it was only for genealogical societies.  As it turns out, the first day is focused on […]