Announcing the Atanta Family History Expo Ticket Winner


As I said last week, today I’m announcing the winner of the two free Atlanta Family History Expo tickets.  Cue drum roll here. The winner is the author of Free Genealogy Resources.  Congratulations!  I’ll be contacting you, but also feel free to send me an email if you don’t receive my message. Finally, thanks to […]

On this date. . .the 24th of October


Births Jonathan Calhoun Whitesides was born in 1828 in North Carolina. Mary Jane Roberts was born in 1856 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Julia Ann (Terry) Patterson was born in 1871 in Murray County, Georgia. Newton Coleman Ward was born in 1890 in Newport, Fannin, Georgia (my great-grandfather). Deaths Thomas Bradshaw Hemphill died in 1903 in […]

Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930

Family Search Beta

Yesterday’s post focused on a Georgia death certificate from 1928 and at the end I promised to tell you how to find those records.  I had a whole post written that started out: If you have Georgia relatives, you probably know that the Georgia Archives has a wonderful online site called Georgia’s Virtual Vault that […]

On this date. . .the 22nd of October


Births Sampson P. Albright was born in 1827. Sarah Emmaline (Searcy) Whitener was born in 1835. Clarence Winford Roberts was born in 1904. Deaths Mary Elizabeth (Wilfong) Whitener died in 1827 in Lincoln County, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandmother). Junie Lawson Johnson died in 1940 in Tattnall County, Georgia. post updated 21 Oct 2012

Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

Kendrick genealogy

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]

On this date. . .the 21st of October


Births John Albright was born in 1752 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Wesley Jones Whitener was born in 1823 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Elizabeth McKinney (Tucker) Ellis was born in 1828 in Surry County, North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). Kate Young (Hemphill) Greenlee was born in 1870 in Georgia. William Garrett was born in 1874 […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-10-20

Blog Post: Evaluating Research Data #genealogy # RT @moultriecreek: Take another look at your family ephemera – they make great scrapbook design elements! # Reading “1930 Census: Enumerator Instructions” #genealogy # RT @mikeauger: “#Genealogy without documentation is mythology”. As per Josh Taylor of #NEHGS Love it! # RT @baysideresearch: What I did […]

On this date. . .the 20th of October

Births Nancy (McClure) Ellis was born in 1790 in South Carolina (my 4th great-grandmother). Deaths Mary Howard (McEntire) Greenlee died in 1880 in Greenlee, North Carolina. Marriages Francis Taylor Kendrick and Lizzie West were married in 1917 in Murray County, Georgia (my great-grandparents).

On this date. . .the 19th of October

Births Leah (Burgin) Alexander was born in 1804 in Burke County, North Carolina. Jesse LaFayette Forrester was born in 1842 in Fannin County, Georgia. Rachael E. (Lance) Johnson was born in 1853. Deaths James Tucker died in 1770 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Marriages Frances Dalton and William Searcy were married in Rutherford County, North Carolina […]