February 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Aunt Nellie and Al

29 February 2012 Photos

My grandmother’s oldest sister, Nellie Ward, and her husband Al Flowers.

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 5

27 February 2012 Analysis

This is the fifth installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill. In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – FamilySearch Indexing

25 February 2012 And More

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has posted this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun and the topic is FamilySearch Indexing! Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I really think that you should do this), is to: 1)  If you are not one already, become a FamilySearch Indexing volunteer so that you can work on […]

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Making a Research List of Published Family Histories

24 February 2012 Research

Once upon a time I had a list of published family histories and other books that I wanted to consult. I kept it on my phone. This was three or four phones ago, and when that phone died, the list went with it. I never got around to re-creating the list and I only remember […]

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Real Genealogists Don’t Copy and Paste

22 February 2012 And More

I‘ve had the unfortunate experience recently of discovering that a great deal of content from Tonia’s Roots has been copied and pasted elsewhere, without my permission.  I suppose this is a sign of the times we live in; it is so easy to copy and paste that people don’t think they need to do their […]

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 4

20 February 2012 Analysis

This is the fourth installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill.  In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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SSDI Mining

18 February 2012 Research

Earlier this week, Randy Seaver wrote a post called “Are You Prepared to Research Without the SSDI?” about mining SSDI data, in case we lose access to this valuable resource.  I thought this was a great idea, so I’ve spent several hours this week working the SSDI database and it has been time well spent. […]

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 3

13 February 2012 Analysis

This is the third installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill.  In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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James Butler Family – Name Possibilities Search Chart

8 February 2012 Research

Problem:  Locate James Benjamin Butler family on 1910 census.  They should appear in Hardeman County, Texas, based on the birth locations that I have for their two oldest children.  I’ve looked for them many times, searching multiple ways and browsing through every page of the Hardeman County censuses.  However, I’ve never systematically tracked my searches. […]

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Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 2

6 February 2012 Analysis

This is the second installment in a series of nine posts in which I transcribe the will of my Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Thomas Hemphill.  In the first post, we learned that Captain Thomas’ will was contested by two of his children and a son-in-law, and that the date usually seen for his death may […]

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