Brickwall Breakthrough with County Death Index

A great advantage to living in the same small town where many of my ancestors have lived for 150 years is that I can do genealogy research during my lunch break.  Every few weeks, I”ll drop by the county probate office and look through one resource.  I knew that county death registers existed, but I […]

What’s New 7/22/2009

New People Family of Mary Jane Whiteside Family of Marcus de LaFayette Whiteside 2 wives of William Lamar Decatur Whiteside 2 wives of Jonathan Calhoun Whiteside (one is Amanda M. Hemphill – who is she?  Who are her parents?  Grandparents?) Jane Caroline Dysart, daughter of James Young Dysart and Margaret Hemphill.  She married Benjamin Logan […]

What’s New – 7/8/2009


Busy, busy.  Lot of new people and facts, photos and documents: New People Two wives of James Hardy Whiteside Husband of Mary Jane Whiteside Family of William M. Lankford Family of Samuel Mackie Parents of Captain Robert and Elizabeth Patton Wife of James Lankford New Photos Greenlee-Hemphill Family Captain Robert Patton’s Headstone Mary (Polly) Hemphill’s […]

What’s New 6/24/09


I‘ve mostly been working on Hemphills and Dellingers the last couple of weeks.  This post will focus on the new Hemphills that I’ve added.  I found a good descendent register of James Hemphill, which has many third- and fourth-generation descendents that I didn’t have, plus a few earlier generation people. Agnes Harrill, wife of John […]

Better Online Source Citations

A quick shout-out to Mark Tucker at ThinkGenealogy for his Better Source Citations video.  I encourage you to watch the video and take the survey.  If you like the concept, contact your genealogy software provider.  Personally, I think this idea is great.  I absolutely loved the import of not only the citation, but also images […]

What’s New – 3/11/09


Census Records Uploaded 1800 census for Hillsboro, Caswell County, NC, p. 126 Uploaded 1800 census for Lincoln County, NC, p. 908 1800 Census for Sarah (Hemphill) Porter household 1900 & 1910 Census records for John W. Stroud household 1920 Census for W. P. Robinson household (includes Mary Jane (Hemphill) Stroud) 1910 Census for John B. […]

What’s New – 2/25/09

New Census Records 1870 & 1850 Census – Wyatt Lankford household Uploaded 1800 Census for Burke County, NC, pp. 744, 791, & 795 Uploaded 1790 Census for Lincoln County, image 69 Uploaded 1790 Census for Surry County, image 296 1880 Census for James A. McEntire household 1880 Census for James C. Ellis household (next door […]

Burke County, North Carolina – Research Resources and Links

Burke County was formed in 1777 out of Rowan County and was subsequently divided into numerous additional counties.   Many of my relatives  have lived in Burke County.  My current research returns 155 individuals who lived, died, or had events in Burke County.  Common Burke County surnames from my family tree are Burgin, Curtis, Garrett, […]

What’s New – 2/11/09


Marriage Licenses Scanned Martin Roberts and Rosa Ellis Elijah Ellis and Elizabeth M. Tucker F. R. Kendrick and Vadah Whitner George Harrison and Beulah Whitener William Whitener and Mary Patterson New Census Records 1860 – Jane (Chapman) Patterson household (she lived next door to Anna (Debord) Searcy; their grandchildren later married) 1870 – Jane Patterson […]