Genealogy To-Dos – September Wrap-Up


This has been a very busy month.  When I wrote my to-do list for September, I didn’t take into account that I would gone on vacation for eight days.  I still got almost everything done, but I had to work hard to do it.  Work is the operative word here; for the last week or […]

On this date. . .the 30th of September

Births Elisha Debord was born in 1818 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Mary Jane (Hemphill) Stroud was born in 1856 in Murray County, Georgia. Grady M. Roberts was born in 1896 in Georgia. Deaths Rhoda J. Hemphill died in 1881. Marriages Elizabeth Ivy and Thomas Phillips were married in 1559 in Hertfordshire, England.

Weekly Updates for 2010-09-29


RT @LCAfricana: New blog post” Staying the Course, Keeping the Faith: #genealogy # RT @FHExpos: Atlanta Family History Expo early-bird registration ends in 1 week. Join us! #fhexpo #genealogy # I just put my name on the ProGen waiting list. #genealogy # I finally finished the NGS Family History Skills online course today. […]

On this date. . .the 29th of September

Births Hans Martin Dellinger was born in 1701 in Oberacker, Germany. Sarah (Massey) Sherrill was born in 1754 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (Mann) Burgin was born in 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Robert Pitt Burgin was born in 1808 in Burke County, North Carolina. Deaths Lewis Hampton Tilley died […]

On this date. . .the 28th of September

Births Benjamin Powell was born in 1778 in Lenoir, North Carolina. Samuel Milton Roberts was born in 1880 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Mary Pepper died in 1830 in Floyd Township, Indiana. Thomas M. Hemphill died in 1918. Marriages Anna Whitener and George J. Wilkie were married in 1826 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Family History Skills: Finding Death Information

Last week, I completed Lesson 4:  Finding Death Information of the National Genealogical Society Family History Skills course.  The lesson offered a good overview of finding, deriving, and citing sources for death information.  While much of the basic information I already knew, I did learn about some new potential sources, finding aids, and tools. Sources The […]

On this date. . .the 27th of September

Births Dorcas (Green) Jackson was born in 1726 in Bristol Parish, Virginia. John R. Hemphill was born in 1821. Caroline Violet Ellis was born in 1845 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Mary C. Searcy was born in 1845 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Walter Thomas Hemphill was born in 1907 in Georgia.

On this date. . .the 25th of September

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Births Elise Mirey Roberts was born in 1906. Deaths John Albright died in 1826 in Madison County, Missouri. Thomas M. Johnson died in 1887 in Pickens County, Georgia. Harriett Searcy died in 1926. Marriages Sarah Malinda Hemphill and John H. Porter were married in 1857 in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Treasure Chest Thursday: Tucker-McKiney Marriage License

Tucker McKinney genealogy

Transcript A 6063 State of North Carolina Surry County KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Tucker and Edward Moore are held and firmly bound unto this Patrick Thomas Esquire, Governor, &c. or his Successors in Office, in the full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current Money, to be paid to the said Governor, […]