Tombstone Tuesday: Margaret A. Stanfield


Margaret A. Stanfield was born June 23, 1837.  She died October 1, 1851 and is buried at Ball Ground Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia.  I believe that she is the daughter of John Stroud and Delilah Bright and the wife of Willis M. Stanfield; however both these assertions need further research before being consider proved.

#31WBGB: Update a Key Page


Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  This week* our topic is updating a key page or post on your blog. What pages are important on your blog? Spend a few minutes identifying about 10 pages or posts on your blog that are the most important or most powerful […]

A Burgin-Burgin Wedding

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1859, Joseph B. Burgin obtained a marriage bond to wed his first cousin once removed, Margaret E. Burgin1.  Their common ancestors were Benjamin Burgin and Leah Mann. Joseph was Ben and Leah’s grandson, via their son Alney Burgin.  Margaret was Ben and Leah’s great-granddaughter; her father was Benjamin Logan Burgin and […]

#31WBGB: Develop an Editorial Calendar


Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Can you believe that we are over a third of the way through?  Last week we spent some time brainstorming post ideas.  This week our topic is planning a posting schedule (aka editorial calendar) to keep up with all those ideas. Benefits […]

The Marriage of James M. Greenlee and Harriett Rice

Greenlee genealogy

On this date in 1843 in McDowell County in the state of North Carolina, James M. Greenlee made application for a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Harriett Rice.  James, my second cousin three times removed, was the son of David Washington Greenlee and Mary Howard McEntire and the grandson of […]

#31WBGB: Come Up With 10 Post Ideas


Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  I apologize for the late posting, but I’m really excited about this topic and hope you will be, too. Have you ever run out of things to write about? Coming up with ideas for fresh content is a challenge that faces most […]

99 Genealogy Things


Variations of this meme have been floating around for awhile.  This version came from Valerie Elkins at Family Cherished.  You know, this would be a good basis for a bucket list.  Just saying. Key: Things you have already done or found – bold type Things you would like to do or find – italics Things […]