August 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy: Podcasts

6 August 2010 And More

This week’s 52 challenge is: Listen to a podcast. A podcast is a digital media file that you can download and listen to any time. There are some wonderful genealogy podcasts including Genealogy Gems and Genealogy Guys (click the POD on either site to listen). You can find many other podcasts on iTunes (free, but […]

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On this date. . .the 5th of August

5 August 2010 On this date

Births Mary Louise (Lytle) Lytle was born in 1823. James W. Johnson was born in 1849.

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Weekly Updates for 2010-08-04

4 August 2010 DNA

Great #genealogy resource! Gordon County GA obituaries online. # RT @JireneGen: “Write as you have never written before.” The Coming Genealogical Dark Ages. Good #genealogy article. # RT @vrc84: Doing in #genealogy in GA or surrounding states? Follow the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sun. column # RT @GenealoGee: A Review of Family Tree DNA’s […]

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On this date. . .the 4th of August

4 August 2010 On this date

Births Samuel Leech Mackie was born in 1806. Marriages Martha Ledbetter and John W. Patterson were married in 1890.

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On this date. . .the 3rd of August

3 August 2010 On this date

Births Mary (Cock) Bane was born in 1711.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin Forrester

3 August 2010 Evidence

Benjamin E. Forrester was born 24 Jun 1850 and died 12 Feb 1937 in Fannin County, Georgia. His parents were Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes.  Salina Tucker was his wife.  Benjamin is buried at Dial Church of Christ Cemetery in Fannin County. He was my great-great-great uncle.  My great-great-grandmother, Mary Lourania (Forrester) Ward was his […]

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On this date. . .the 2nd of August

2 August 2010 On this date

Births Jesse Langston was born in 1802. Martha (Brookshire) Davis was born in 1832.

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Madness Monday: The Mystery of Grandma Haney

2 August 2010 And More

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from my newly-found cousin M, asking about a photo given to her by a Roberts relative, who indicated that it was a photo of Mariah Langston.  I have the same photo, which I also received through a Roberts connection, and my copy was also labeled Mariah […]

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On this date. . .the 1st of August

1 August 2010 On this date

Births Annis L. (Stroud) Bailey was born in 1835. Deaths James Moore died in 1859. John Adolphus Whiteside died in 1864. Coy Johnson died in 1943. James Henry Johnson died in 1974. Newton Coleman Ward died in 1974 (my great-grandfather). I’ve just realized that my great-grandmother’s brother (James Henry Johnson) and husband (Newt Ward) died […]

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August Genealogy To-Dos

1 August 2010 And More

Keeping a monthly to-do list is so freeing, mentally.  I feel like I get so much more accomplished.  I stay on track, rather than chasing rabbits, because I know that whatever I think of doing can be added to my To-Do list in RootsMagic and then pursued later on.  These are my plans for August: […]

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