November 2010

Inventory of Family Papers

23 November 2010 Evidence

As I wrote about on Sunday, the second assignment in Lesson Two of the NGS Home Study Course is to make an inventory of family papers found at home (or at a relative’s) and to include the paper’s provenance and genealogical information and clues.  My list (limited to ten items) is below: Article regarding funeral […]

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On this date. . .the 23rd of November

23 November 2010 On this date

Births Delilah (Bright) Stroud was born in 1815 in Burke County, North Carolina. Nancy (Sullins) Sorrells was born in 1830 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Maria Agnes (Dellinger) Renner died in 1760. Levi Brookshire died in 1916 in Fannin County, Georgia.

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Evaluating a Family Tradition

22 November 2010 Research

As I wrote about yesterday, the first assignment in Lesson Two of the NGS Home Study Course is to record and evaluate a family tradition. My family story is that of the ubiquitous “Cherokee princess.”  My paternal grandmother has always told the story that her grandmother was a Cherokee descendant.  The family lived in northwest […]

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On this date. . .the 22nd of November

22 November 2010 On this date

Deaths Andrew Hemphill died in 1858. John Headrick died in 1947 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Silas Ellis and Martha Ivy were married in 1837 in Walton County, Georgia.

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NGS Home Study Course: Lesson Two

21 November 2010 And More

The second lesson in the National Genealogical Society’s Home Study Course is about Family Traditions and Family Records.  We all know that, in genealogy, we should start at the present and work backward.  Starting with the present includes identifying the records that can be found in one’s home and also evaluating the family stories that […]

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On this date. . .the 21st of November

21 November 2010 On this date

Births Mary Quarles was born in 1821 in South Carolina. Thomas Hemphill Whiteside was born in 1821. Hiram Willington Searcy was born in 1843 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Marriages Anna Dorothea Dellinger and Hans Jerg Schmid were married in 1724. John Whitfield Hemphill and Eldorado Ella Patton were married in 1872.

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My First FHL Film – Score!

20 November 2010 Research

A few weeks ago I ordered my first microfilm from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I had put off using this enormous resource, because my nearest Family History Centers were 45 minutes to an hour away from my home and I didn’t want to “waste” two hours of my limited research […]

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On this date. . .the 20th of November

20 November 2010 On this date

Births Nancy Clarcy McEntire was born in 1805 in Burke County, North Carolina. James M. Ellis was born in 1820 in Georgia. William H. Ellis was born in 1835. Marriages Leaty Caroline Lankford and William M. West were married in 1866 in Polk County, Tennessee (my 2nd great-grandparents).

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On this date. . .the 19th of November

19 November 2010 On this date

Deaths Sarah (Lillard) O’Neal died in 1858 in Polk County, Tennessee. Robert William Searcy died in 1861 in Wayne County, Missouri. William Taylor Butler died in 1951 in Murray County, Georgia.

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Love Marriage

18 November 2010 Evidence

Thomas M. Hemphill and Mattie Love were married 1891 on New Year’s Day in Murray County, Georgia1 . Thomas was my great-grandfather’s (James A.) half-brother and first cousin.  Their father was James Young Hemphill.  Thomas’ mother was Rhoda McEntire and J. A.’s mother was Rhoda’s sister, Mary Elizabeth.  Rhoda died and then J. Y. married […]

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