Genealogy To-Dos – December Wrap-up


I started out this month by saying that I was being somewhat less ambitious, but hopefully more realistic with my to-do list for December.  I didn’t quite pull that off. Writing Write 8 blog posts (not including “On this date” posts). – This will be my 14th post for December – gold star! Research Process […]

On this date. . .the 31st of December

Births James Lawson was born in 1819 in Tennessee. Deaths Anna Elisabeth Dellinger died in 1768. Mollie Victoria Elrod (Childers) Roberts died in 1988 in Murray County, Georgia. John V. Fain, Sr. died in 1992. Marriages Oliver H. Harrison and Alzirah B. Searcy were married in 1846 in Gilmer County, Georgia. George W. Manley and […]

2011 Genealogy Goals


A few days ago, I wrote a wrap-up post for 2010 and now it’s time to put my 2011 genealogy goals to paper (well, blog).  I’m deliberately keeping these goals broad, even vague.  The details will come out in my monthly to-do posts, which gives me some flexibility throughout the year.  I’m also not putting […]

On this date. . .the 30th of December

Births William Brookshire was born in 1756 in Deep River, North Carolina (my 5th great-grandfather). George Wilson Greenlee was born in 1901 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Icie Irene Kendrick was born in 1920 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths William Lamar Decatur Whiteside died in 1886 in Sipe Springs, Texas. Marriages Pernelia Jarrett and William […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-29


RT @womenofhistory: Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all whoever have. -Margaret Mead # RT @geneabloggers: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Week 52 – Tools and Resources for 2011 Genealogy Goals #genealogy # Picked up some family bible pages from mom today. #genealogy score! # […]

On this date. . .the 28th of December

Births Thomas Hinton, Sr. was born in 1693 in St. Anne’s Parish, Maryland (my 7th great-grandfather). Anna Johanna (Rudisill) Dellinger was born in 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania (my 6th great-grandmother). Andrew Russell Ellis was born in 1841 in Fannin County, Georgia. William Harden Roberts was born in 1877 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Hans […]

3rd Blogiversary – A Year in Review

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Last week marked the 3-year anniversary of the blog portion of Tonia’s Roots (the “Family Tree” section started a few months earlier).  While I didn’t plan it, I like the fact that the anniversary is near year-end, because it is a perfect time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and start thinking about what I […]

On this date. . .the 27th of December

Births Maria Catharina (Heckel) Meyer was born in 1698. Elijah Marion Ellis was born in 1859 in 1859 in Spring Place, Georgia. Christenings Marie Deboarde was christened in 1664 in Berwick Upon Tweed, England. Deaths Alberta Roberts died in 1949 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Nathan Bane and Mary Cock were married in 1735. Alvin […]

On this date. . .the 26th of December

Deaths Maria Catharina (Heckel) Meyer died in 1755. Rosannah (McEntire) Daniel died in 1870 in Cherokee County, Alabama. Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) Roberts died in 1922 in Ramhurst, Georgia. Marriages Martha Brookshire and George Wesley Davis were married in 1854 in Dial, Georgia. Mary Druscilla Dillard and Avery Pollian Whitener were married in 1909 in Rhea […]