Following are some of my notes from the lecture “Essential Skills for Transcribing and Abstracting,” presented by Linda Woodward Geiger at FGS. Information should be collected efficiently, accurately, and dispassionately. The source is scrupulously acknowledged. Put the citation on the front of documents, not the back, and add to metadata of digital copies. Photocopies, printouts, […]
Births Nancy Clarissa (Whiteside) Roden was born in 1826 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Lillian Irene (Ridley) Roberts was born in 1886 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Ethel Whitener died in 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sarah Louise (Pendley) Adams died in 1995 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marriages Neomi Bane and John Godby were married in […]
On 31 July 1931, Elmer Hemphill and Bessie Quarles were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. They were married in Murray County, Georgia. Elmer was my maternal grandfather’s elder brother. Analysis From this record, I learned Bessie’s surname. I also learned the date and place of their marriage. It’s interesting that Bessie was a […]
Births Elijah Ellis was born in 1800 in Greene County, Georgia. James M. Young was born in 1835. William Henry Roberts was born in 1857 in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
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Births Levi Garrett was born in 1769 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Martha Burgin was born in 1791. Deaths Rebecca Ivy died in 1870 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Births John Burgin was born in 1799 in Burke County, North Carolina. Berthenia Adaline Ellis was born in 1838 in Georgia.
Census abstract1: Frances T. Kendrick, Head, rented home, lives on a farm, male, white, age 53, married, age at first marriage was 25, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. TN, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]
Births Jesse S. Lankford was born in 1853 in Polk County, Tennessee. Zilpha (Garrett) Thompson was born in 1878 in Ellijay, Georgia. Deaths Grady Johnson died in 1982. Jean Evelyn (Hemphill) Herron died in 2004. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations.
Births Mary Ann (Mackie) Hemphill was born in 1758 in County Tyrone, Ireland (my 4th, 5th, and 6th great-grandmother). Deaths Samuel Mackie died in 1845 in Franklin County, Georgia. James B. Butler died in 1876 in Milledgeville, Georgia (my 3rd great-grandfather). Lillian Irene (Ridley) Roberts died in 1967 in Georgia.