Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Quarles Marriage

9 December 2010 Analysis

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 […]

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The 1930 Household of Frances T. Kendrick

6 December 2010 Analysis

Census abstract1: Frances T. Kendrick, Head, rented home, lives on a farm, male, white, age 53, married, age at first marriage was 25, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. TN, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]

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The Census Project: Redesigned

15 November 2010 Analysis

Census records are a great basic source of information and easily accessible, now that all publicly-released census years are indexed and the images are available on the internet.  I’ve collected census records ever since I started doing genealogy; however, I haven’t been consistent in how I handled them.  Basically, I have three different kinds of […]

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Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

21 October 2010 Analysis

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]

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Nancy Patterson: Analysis of a Death Certificate

4 October 2010 Analysis

I recently located the death certificate for Nancy Patterson, my third great grand-aunt.  This was a good find, providing new information as well as primary or secondary source citations for certain facts that I already knew. New Information Age at Death:  89 years 10 months 21 days Birthplace:  Hall County Marital Status:  Widow – note:  […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Mary Forrester Ward Death Certificate

9 September 2010 Analysis

I like it when I find documents that both confirm existing data and offer up new information;  the death certificate for my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Lourania Forrester is one such document. Confirmations Her given name is Mary Lourania.  I only have two documents (and this is one) that show her middle name. She was a […]

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Mrs. Leathy West: Analysis of a Death Certificate

24 August 2010 Analysis

I received the death certificate for my 2nd great-grandmother, Leaty Caroline (Lankford) West several months ago, but have just gotten around to analyzing it.  As far as death certificates go, this one does not offer a great deal of new information, but it does confirm a lot of pieces of data and provides a primary […]

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