Genealogy To-Dos – January Wrap-Up

I got away from genealogy a couple of weeks this month, spending my time on other pursuits (reading and scrapbooking, namely). How did I do toward my goals? Write 10 blog posts – completed 7 Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 20 census pages and update the citations.  I haven’t located all these census […]

Twice Told Tuesday: Burgin Homestead Burns at Old Fort

genealogy, Burgin, Old Fort NC

Building Erected More than 150 Years Ago Destroyed By Fire Last Sunday Afternoon One of the historic homes of McDowell County passed Sunday when the Burgin home on Catawba river was destroyed by fire at 1:30 p. m. This old homestead, which was situated a mile east of Old Fort, was built over 150 years […]

Follow Friday: Happy 101 Award


Several bloggers have honored me with the Happy 101 Award.  This is a welcome surprise in January, which is not typically my happiest time.  Thanks so much to these great folk: Missy at Bayside Blog Luckie at Our Georgia Roots Ruth at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy Joan at Roots’n’Leaves Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames Sharon at […]

Help Others, Help Yourself


There are many opportunities to volunteer within the genealogy community.  Whether it is working with a genealogical society, indexing records, performing “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness,” or fulfilling Find-a-Grave requests, opportunities large and small abound.  I would even venture to say that all us geneabloggers are volunteers every time we write a blog article; after […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-01-06

RT @bibliotraveler: Good article on finding South Carolina marriage records, #genealogy # RT @LCAfricana: RT @jackrobinson181: @geneabloggers_A little different type of images for Tombstone Tueday: # I got a comment from a third cousin yesterday. Yea! # Indexed 10 names on FamilySearch. # Updates in GA and TN. Yea! RT @kinfolknews: RT @fairangels: […]

January Genealogy To-Dos

I began blogging my genealogy to-dos last month and I’m pleased with the results.  Having the list out here for all to see keeps me accountable, plus I don’t feel like I’m tearing off in a hundred directions at once.  I can stay focused on what I want to accomplish this month and as I […]

January Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in January: Hiram W. Searcy, 4x-great-grandfather, born 07 Jan 1796 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Jennie McEntire, 4x-great-grandmother, born 06 Jan 1797 in Burke County, North Carolina. Rose Anna Haskins, 4x-great-grandmother, born 20 Jan 1797. Mary Polly Atchley, 4x-great-grandmother, born 11 Jan 1818 in Sevier County, Tennessee. […]

Genealogy To-Dos – December Wrap-Up


December was my first month posting a list of genealogy tasks that I wanted to accomplish during the month.  How did I do? Look for marriage record for John William Stroud and Mary Jane Hemphill. – Done.  Okay, I forgot about it until I printed my list this morning.  But it was easy to find, […]