Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

McEntire genealogy

I discovered this death certificate by searching on the surname “McEntire” at FamilySearch (see my post about “Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930“).  I immediately recognized the parents’ name and a quick look in my database confirmed my suspicion that I did not know about this daughter. Since Laura is a new person, […]

On this date. . .the 16th of December

Births Johann Georg Renner was born in 1734. Major Benjamin Burgin was born in 1779 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Thomas Young McEntire was born in 1801 in Burke County, North Carolina. William Lamar Decatur Whiteside was born in 1826 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Deaths Henson Patterson died in 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee. Manerva […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-15


Watching “Paths to Your Past” via @rootstelevision # RT @sfstorylady: The first step to becoming a better writer is believing your own experience is worth writing about. -Peter Marmorek # RT @seekingsurnames: Ancestors in Germany?? Bookmark this!! #genealogy # Updated blog post: Alice Roberts Hemphill Timeline #genealogy # RT @savingstories: YEAH! Found […]

On this date. . .the 15th of December

Births Mary Ann (Flack) Hemphill was born in 1836. Deaths Isaac Henry Ellis died in 1864 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Beatrice Hemphill died in 1976. Marriages Mary M. Hemphill and Thomas Morris obtained a marriage bond in 1829 in Burke County, North Carolina. Allen Bailey and Sarah M. Stroud were married in 1850 in Murray […]

Tonia’s Roots Nominated for Family Tree Mag Top 40


I’m honored and humbled to announce that Tonia’s Roots has been nominated for Family Tree Magazine‘s Top 40 Genealogy Blogs.  There are eight categories, and you, dear reader, can vote for your favorites – five in each category.  Plus, you can vote as many times as you like between now and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, […]

On this date. . .the 14th of December

Births Rebecca Jane (Ellis) Barton was born in 1838. Frances Elizabeth (Plott) Whiteside was born in 1849 in Randolph County, Arkansas. Nancy Verdonie Johnson was born in 1886 in Fannin County, Georgia. Deaths Mary Jane Roberts died in 1856 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Marriages John Mackie and Mary Pitcairn were married in 1711 in Scotland […]

Planning Reasonably Exhaustive Research

Does anyone besides me get overwhelmed when thinking about “reasonably exhaustive” research?  What exactly is reasonably exhaustive?  How much is enough?  When do you stop? I attended a great lecture at FGS, by Tom Jones, that addressed these issues.  As the title says, the lecture focused on “Planning Reasonably Exhaustive Research,” so, of course, it […]