Essential Skills for Transcribing

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, […]

On this date. . .the 10th of December

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 […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Quarles Marriage

Hemphill Quarles genealogy

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 […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-08


Reading “Tracking Your Searches” via @mjnrootdig # Blog post: On this date. . .the 4th of December #genealogy # Love it! RT @geneabloggers: How #FollowFriday is SUPPOSED to work #ff # omg, it’s snowing. In Georgia. # RT @mytwigs: A good lesson for us all: # RT @rjseaver: posted ann […]

On this date. . .the 6th of December

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.

On this date. . .the 5th of December

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.