August 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Rebecca D. Stroud

30 August 2011 Evidence

Rebecca D. Stroud, daughter of John Stroud and Delilah Bright was born May 19, 1848.  She died at the age of eight, in October 1856, and is buried at Ball Ground Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia.

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#31WBGB: Participate in an Online Genealogy Group

28 August 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 9 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Our topic this week is participating in online genealogy groups.  These could be forums, mailing lists, message boards, facebook groups, etc. Why Should We Participate in Online Genealogy Groups? There are three main reasons to participate in online communities: Profile Building – if […]

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Last Will and Testament of Thomas Bratcher Hemphill

26 August 2011 Evidence

Transcription North Carolina McDowell County Source:  McDowell County, North Carolina, “North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970″, will book entry for Thomas Bratcher Hemphill pp. 554-555, digital images no. 308-309; “Wills 1869-1903,” digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 30 June 2011).

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Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson – Wordless Wednesday

24 August 2011 Photos

My great-grandparents, Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson.

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#31WBGB: Interlink Your Old Blog Posts

21 August 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 8 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Our topic this week is interlinking old blog posts. Why Should We Interlink Posts? There are three main reasons to interlink posts within one’s own blog: To help your readers – if you’ve written other posts on a similar topic or that tie […]

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#31WBGB: Write a Link Post

14 August 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 7 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Week 5’s topic is about linking out to other blogs or websites. Why should you link to other sites? Linking out gives something valuable to your readers.  There is a lot of great information out there, but who has the time to sort […]

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John “Jackie” Patterson – the Later Years

12 August 2011 Analysis

Last week, I posted what I know about Jackie Patterson from his birth about 1794 in South Carolina up until his marriage to Jane Chapman in 1828 in Hall County, Georgia.  This is part of my attempt to pull everything together and make sense of all the bits of information that I’ve found so far. […]

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Wordless Wednesday: McEntire-Carter Sons

10 August 2011 And More

The sons of James Alexander McEntire and Georgia Carter.  My first cousins, three times removed.

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#31WBGB: 27 Must-Read Tips for Genealogy Bloggers

7 August 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 6 of “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!” Our topic this week is learning from successful bloggers. If you are following along in the e-book 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (affiliate link), Darren provides links to 27 blog posts by nine different bloggers.  I’ve included some of those links […]

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John “Jackie” Patterson – The Early Years

5 August 2011 Analysis

I’ve been working on my Patterson line recently, in hopes of locating a common ancestor with a DNA match.  I haven’t found the common ancestor yet, but I have found lots of information on my known Pattersons.  I want to capture what I’ve learned in narrative format, starting with Jackie Patterson, my fourth great-grandfather. Connecting […]

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