On this date. . .the 23rd of September

Births F. A. Calhoun Hannan was born in 1850 in Gordon County, Georgia. Nevada Belle (Butler) Taylor was born in 1890 in Ramhurst, Georgia. William Henry Lankford was born in 1891 in Tennessee. Deaths Anne (Fowke) Alexander died in 1739 in Stafford County, Virginia (currently believed to be my 6th great-grandmother). Marriages James Hemphill, Jr. […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-09-22


Vacation was fun, but I am very glad to be home. # Found Compiled CSA record for William O. Searcy, who died in the Civil War @footnote. It names his mother, Anna [Debord] Searcy. #genealogy # Added a mobile wordpress plugin to website today. . .MUCH better experience on phone now. # RT @scotsinamerica: Seven […]

Genealogy Research Strategies

The second session that I attended at the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2010 Conference was “Advanced Web Methods & Sources,” presented by Karen Clifford, AG®, FUGA.  The description for this session was: “When name searching online isn’t enough, focus on the missing elements of a person’s identity. Then use key web sources to find those […]

On this date. . .the 20th of September

Births Sarah (Morrison) Hemphill was born in 1778 in Silver Creek, North Carolina. William Camille Chable was born in 1878. Deaths Radford Asberry Ellis died in 1863 while serving in the Civil War. Marriages Elizabeth Jane Brookshire and Cyrus Long were married in 1869 in Gilmer County, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 19th of September

Births William Langston was born  in 1823 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Deaths Catherine Elmira (Lynch) Whitesides died in 1910 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Marriages Eliza Burgin and Thomas Young Lytle were married. . . Benjamin Burgin Hemphill and Frances Saunders were married (my 3rd great-grandfather and his second wife). . . Margaret Rebeca Hemphill […]

On this date. . .the 18th of September

Births Margaret Caroline (Whitener) Searcy was born in 1838 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Deaths Rebecca Rosannah Lytle died in 1842. Marriages W. W. Bailey and Martha Matilda Hemphill were married in 1870 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Immigration Johannes Albrecht and Anna Barbara Gossauer emigrated from Germany, arriving on this date in Philadelphia (currently […]

Looking for Southern Vital Records

These are some of my notes from the presentation “ ‘Wanted Dead or Alive!’ Looking for Southern Vital Records” that I attended at the 2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference.  The lecture was presented by Russell P. Baker.  This is not intended to be a transcript or even a synopsis of the lecture, but rather […]

On this date. . .the 16th of September


Births Rosina Barbara Dellinger was born in 1737. John Underwood Whiteside was born in 1797 in Buffalo Creek, North Carolina. Thomas B. Hemphill was born in 1824 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Belvy (Smith) Butler was born in 1921. Deaths Hans Jakob Rudisuhle died in 1748 in Michelfeld, Germany (currently believed to be my 8th […]