September 2012

Andrew Baxter Guardianship Bond

30 September 2012 Analysis

Yesterday morning I noticed that FamilySearch had added a new collection to its Georgia Records:  Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975. With the impending closure of the Georgia Archives, I’m glad to see more of our state’s records coming online. This collection contains over 2 million records. It’s browsable only at this time, but it is organized […]

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William West Confederate Pension Application

23 September 2012 Analysis

This is one of 17 pages of William West’s application for an Indigent Pension from the state of Georgia for his service in the Civil War. Questions for Applicant   Transcript [boilerplate is in regular font; written answers are italicized] State of Georgia Murray County } William West of said State and County, desiring to […]

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Proof Summary Template

9 September 2012 Analysis

I came back from FGS inspired to work on my DAR application.  It’s been languishing for quite some time, as I wasn’t sure I wanted to proceed.  My purpose in applying was always completion of the rigorous application process; I see it as a validation of my genealogy research skills.  There are a couple of […]

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Write As You Go

3 September 2012 Analysis

One of the classes that really struck a chord with me at FGS 2012 was Elissa Scalise Powell’s Write As You Go!  Regular readers will remember that I make periodic declarations to be more systematic in writing about my research; however, I’m never as disciplined as I want to be. One of the things that […]

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What I Learned at FGS 2012

2 September 2012 And More

The 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference is over. Lots of fun and just like at SCGS Jamboree, I spent my time learning from the genealogy rock stars, so my brain is overflowing. Here is a sampling:

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