Weekly Updates for 2010-08-04


Great #genealogy resource! Gordon County GA obituaries online. http://ow.ly/2i2Jb # RT @JireneGen: “Write as you have never written before.” The Coming Genealogical Dark Ages. Good #genealogy article. http://su.pr/9MB3yo # RT @vrc84: Doing in #genealogy in GA or surrounding states? Follow the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sun. column http://tinyurl.com/254zdyv # RT @GenealoGee: A Review of Family Tree DNA’s […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin Forrester

Forrester genealogy

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 […]

Madness Monday: The Mystery of Grandma Haney

Ellis Roberts Genealogy

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 […]

On this date. . .the 1st of August

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 […]

August Genealogy To-Dos


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: […]