Marriage and Death Notices from Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870

20 August 2013 Research

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in March, I found a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index.  It is “an alphabetical index, by surnames, to 432 marriages and 1,181 death notices appearing in extant copies of” seven different newspapers, published […]

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My First Trip to the Family History Library

31 March 2013 And More

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Salt Lake City for the 3rd RootsTech conference. While the conference was fun and interesting, the highlight of my trip was the Family History Library. I knew it would be. I arrived in Salt Lake City about 2:30 MDT and after checking into my hotel, immediately walked […]

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Murray County Administrators & Guardian Bonds – a Research Plan

27 March 2013 Research

Several months ago, I discovered that the (non-indexed) images of Georgia Probate records had been added to FamilySearch.  I started searching through the Administration & Guardian Bonds for Murray County and immediately hit pay dirt with a guardianship bond for my 3rd great-grandfather, Andrew B. Baxter.  I also found a guardianship bond for the children […]

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Pattersons Married in Gilmer County, Georgia

10 March 2013 Research

I was trying, without luck, to locate a marriage record for some of my Patterson ancestors.  This family line is confusing to me, so I decided to make a table of all the marriages that took place in Gilmer County, GA that included a Patterson.  I’ve linked to the people who are already in my […]

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My First Family Finder DNA Match

24 October 2012 DNA

While I did an autosomal dna test at 23andMe last year, I recently took advantage of a sale price to have my mother’s dna tested at Family Tree DNA, doing their autosomal test, known as Family Finder.  I also upgraded my own results at FT DNA, in order to compare my results with hers. My […]

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Researching the James and Mary Brookshaw Family, part 1

21 October 2012 Analysis

A few months ago, I had to opportunity to look at The Brookshire Family by Glenna Brookshire Beck.  I got a lot of great information which I’m now validating.  My current focus is to look online for original records that are cited in The Brookshire Family or for other original records that support the information included. The book is […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: A Military Census Record

15 March 2012 Evidence

A few weeks ago while working on SSDI mining, a 1920 census record for one of my cousins caught my eye (thank you Ancestry shaky leaves!).  I was trying really hard to stay on task and not get distracted by all the shiny new records I encountered, but this one was unusual.  The location was […]

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John Lytle (1820-1892) of McDowell County, NC – Research Notes Summary

9 March 2012 Evidence

John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820, probably in Burke County, North Carolina, to George Lytle and Ann Clark.  The purpose of this post is to document the research done to date and to note any future research that should be pursued.  Research thus far has focused on compiled sources and census records from 1850 […]

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Why I (Sometimes) Like OneNote Better than Evernote

2 March 2012 Research

If you are a regular visitor here (or follow me on Twitter), then you know that I love Evernote.  However, sometimes I prefer to use OneNote.  Evernote is the clear leader when it comes to saving and retrieving  notes, but sometimes I want to take notes in a way that Evernote doesn’t support.  That’s when […]

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Making a Research List of Published Family Histories

24 February 2012 Research

Once upon a time I had a list of published family histories and other books that I wanted to consult. I kept it on my phone. This was three or four phones ago, and when that phone died, the list went with it. I never got around to re-creating the list and I only remember […]

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