On this date. . .the 25th of December

Births Sarah Caroline (Baxter) Chable was born in 1848 in Murray County, Georgia. James Henry Johnson was born in 1877. George Washington Roberts was born in 1878 in Murray County, Georgia. Christenings Benjamin Burgin was christend in 1741 in Shrewsbury Parish, Maryland (my 6th great-grandfather). Deaths John Patterson died in 1878. Marriages Elizabeth Ellis and […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Morrison Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

On 01 April 1928, Jim Hemphill and Leo Morrison were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Jim was my grandfather’s eldest brother. Analysis From this record, I learned the date and place of Jim and Leo’s wedding.  This also gave me a primary source for Leo’s surname […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-22


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On this date. . .the 22nd of December

Births Blanche G. (Hemphill) Stanford was born in 1898, probably in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Naomi (Burk) Pepper died in 1824 in Indiana. Mary Ann (Hemphill) McEntire died in 1898 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Carrie L. Nichols and William Luther Roberts were married in 1904 in Whitfield County, Georgia.

The Genealogical Proof Standard in Action

One of the classes I attended at FGS was “The Genealogical Proof Standard in Action!” presented by Elizabeth Shown Mills.  This is probably the class that I looked forward to the most and it did not disappoint. She started out with an overview of sound research practices and the GPS. Credible proof requires: thorough research […]