Weekly Updates for 2010-12-15


Watching “Paths to Your Past” via @rootstelevision http://ow.ly/3mS8m # RT @sfstorylady: The first step to becoming a better writer is believing your own experience is worth writing about. -Peter Marmorek # RT @seekingsurnames: Ancestors in Germany?? Bookmark this!! http://bit.ly/hMYlV1 #genealogy # Updated blog post: Alice Roberts Hemphill Timeline http://ow.ly/3nD35 #genealogy # RT @savingstories: YEAH! Found […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-08


Reading “Tracking Your Searches” via Rootdig.com @mjnrootdig http://ow.ly/3jOfL # Blog post: On this date. . .the 4th of December http://ow.ly/3jSOu #genealogy # Love it! RT @geneabloggers: How #FollowFriday is SUPPOSED to work http://theoatmeal.com/comics/follow_friday #ff # omg, it’s snowing. In Georgia. # RT @mytwigs: A good lesson for us all: http://ow.ly/3keSz # RT @rjseaver: posted ann […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-01

The sale I’ve been waiting for. Thanks! RT @taneya: RT @Gizmodo Get DNA analyzed by 23andMe for $99 http://gizmo.do/efIyOm #genealogy # Trying out Toggl. Liking it so far. . . # My @23andMe order shipped. That was fast! #genealogy #dna # RT @hicksshauna: Is your surname in medieval records? The Henry III Fine Rolls project […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-11-24


Looking at FHL microfilm. Just found marriage license for ggg-grandparents! #genealogy # I saw this presentation at #fhexpo Great info! RT @dearmyrtle: What I learned from Jennifer Dondero about DAR Apps http://bit.ly/bqTVCD # Updated blog post: Jim Butler Army Enlistment http://ow.ly/3d4TS #genealogy # Blog post: My First FHL Film – Score! http://ow.ly/3d6Yv #genealogy # Making […]

Inventory of Family Papers

As I wrote about on Sunday, the second assignment in Lesson Two of the NGS Home Study Course is to make an inventory of family papers found at home (or at a relative’s) and to include the paper’s provenance and genealogical information and clues.  My list (limited to ten items) is below: Article regarding funeral […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Love Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

Thomas M. Hemphill and Mattie Love were married 1891 on New Year’s Day in Murray County, Georgia1 . Thomas was my great-grandfather’s (James A.) half-brother and first cousin.  Their father was James Young Hemphill.  Thomas’ mother was Rhoda McEntire and J. A.’s mother was Rhoda’s sister, Mary Elizabeth.  Rhoda died and then J. Y. married […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-11-17

RT @benotforgot: #familyhistory Wordless Wednesday :: Forget-Me-Not Day http://bit.ly/cFO9x4 #genealogy # On the road to #fhexpo # Just arrived at hotel in Atlanta. #fhexpo # All checked in at #fhexpo I'm early, which is so unlike me. Excited for the day to start! #genealogy # Holly Hansen speaking. #fhexpo # Great people to #FF @leenygirl […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Richard & Vadah Kendrick


Francis Richard Kendrick was born 10 October 1904, probably in Murray County, Georgia1.  He died 18 October 1986, also in Murray County2.  Vadah Octavia Whitener was born 16 Apr 19053 in Tennessee4.  She died in 16 January 1998 in Murray County5. Richard and Vadah were married 23 July 1922 in Murray County6.  Richard was my […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-11-10

Reading “Prepare Before Attending a Genealogy Conference” via Granite Genealogy http://ow.ly/34JsF #genealogy # RT @megansmolenyak: “Megan Smolenyak: Grant Money for #Genealogy Initiatives – Seriously.” ( http://huff.to/cJOwmY ) # Reading: “The Plight of The Intuitive Genealogist” via In Black and White: Cross-Cultural Genealogy http://ow.ly/34KuQ #genealogy # RT @geneabloggers: Cooks Source – the web is considered public […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Avery & Drusilla Whitener

Whitener genealogy

Avery Whitener was born 14 October 18761 in Georgia2.  He died 12 March 1961 in Murray County, Georgia3.  His wife, Drusilla Dillard, was born 8 October 18834.  She died 21 January 1972 in Chatsworth, Georgia5.  Avery and Drusilla were married on 26 December 1909 in Rhea County, Tennessee6.  They are buried at Chatsworth Heights Cemetery7. […]