Treasure Chest Thursday: The Marriage Bond of Francis Harris and Adeline Burgin

Burgin genealogy

On this date in 1857, Francis Harris obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina.  His intended bride was Adeline Burgin. I found the record while searching the FHL microfilm of McDowell County Marriage Bonds. I wasn’t sure who Francis and Adeline were at the time, but since Adeline was a Burgin, I made […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Robert M. Hemphill


Robert Manning Hemphill, my grandfather’s younger brother, was born November 24, 1918 in Murray County, Georgia.  He fought in World War II, serving a year and a half in Africa, and rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.  After the war, he returned home to Murray County, opened a dry cleaning business and was elected […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Marriage of Ben Hemphill and Martha Lytle


On this date in 1854, my 3rd great-grandfather, Benjamin Burgin Hemphill, obtained a marriage bond in McDowell County, North Carolina to celebrate his marriage to Martha E. Lytle.  I have looked high and low for this piece of evidence and finally found it on microfilm a few weeks ago. The bondsman was G. W. Lytle, […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Roy E. Kendrick


Roy Edward Kendrick, my grandfather’s brother, was born on July 28, 1918, probably in Murray County, Georgia. He lived with his parents, Francis T. and Lizzie (West) Kendrick, in the northern part of Murray County until at least 1930. After having four children, he died in Murray County on October 14, 1974 and is buried […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-29


RT @womenofhistory: Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all whoever have. -Margaret Mead # RT @geneabloggers: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Week 52 – Tools and Resources for 2011 Genealogy Goals #genealogy # Picked up some family bible pages from mom today. #genealogy score! # […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-22


RT @acoffin: [We Tree #Genealogy Blog] Details from today’s FamilySearch bloginar: # RT @bibliotraveler: “Your online presence” by @hollylisle #writing # Adding new #genealogy blogs to my Google Reader from #FTM40 noms. # RT @seekingsurnames: RT @sooznebr: Long Lost What You Can Do With 20 Minutes #genealogy #familyhistory # Ack! I […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-15


Watching “Paths to Your Past” via @rootstelevision # 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!! #genealogy # Updated blog post: Alice Roberts Hemphill Timeline #genealogy # RT @savingstories: YEAH! Found […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-12-08


Reading “Tracking Your Searches” via @mjnrootdig # Blog post: On this date. . .the 4th of December #genealogy # Love it! RT @geneabloggers: How #FollowFriday is SUPPOSED to work #ff # omg, it’s snowing. In Georgia. # RT @mytwigs: A good lesson for us all: # 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 #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 # Updated blog post: Jim Butler Army Enlistment #genealogy # Blog post: My First FHL Film – Score! #genealogy # Making […]