Help Others, Help Yourself

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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, http://tinyurl.com/scmarr #genealogy # RT @LCAfricana: RT @jackrobinson181: @geneabloggers_A little different type of images for Tombstone Tueday: http://tinyurl.com/mkcg7t # 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

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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, […]

Reflections and Resolutions

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Anniversaries invite us to reflect, review, and plan for the future.  Today is the two-year anniversary of this blog, which combined with the year-end, puts me in a particularly reflective mood.  I’ve been thinking about what I’ve accomplished and what goals I want to set for the coming year.  The 87th edition of the Carnival […]

December Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in December: Thomas Hinton, Sr., 7x-great-grandfather, born 28 Dec 1693 in St. Anne’s Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. Johannes Albrecht, 8x-great-grandfather, born 19 Dec 1697 in Pfalz, Germany. Anna Johanna Rudisill, 6x-great-grandmother, born 28 Dec 1740 in York County, Pennsylvania. James Alexander, 4x-great-grandfather, born 23 Dec 1756 in […]

Orphans and Orphans: A Sad Bit of History

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The topic for 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Orphans and Orphans; we’re invited tell the story of traditional orphans – children who lost their parents, or “reverse orphans” – those who left no descendents of their own to tell their story. A branch of my family that represents both kinds of “orphans” […]

Follow Friday: Kreativ Blogger Award

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Several days ago, Sharon of Kindred Footprints bestowed me with the Kreativ Blogger Award, a meme which has been flying through the geneablogger community for the last few weeks.  Thanks Sharon! The rules say that I must reveal seven things about myself, then pass the award on to seven other blogs, so here goes. Seven […]