March Genealogy To-Dos

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Here is my to-do list for March, mapped to my annual goals. Research I really enjoyed focusing on the Forresters last month, so I’m going to continue the idea of working on one family for March – the Wards. Census project: do the 1930 and 1920 transcriptions and analyses for Newton Coleman Ward; if I […]

Genealogy To-Dos: February Wrap-Up

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I got a lot done in February, but it didn’t exactly coincide with my to-do list. Research Forrester research: I got an email from a new-found Forrester cousin last month with a good bit of census information. I want to follow up on this and test her conclusions to see if I agree. My brick-wall […]

Census Research Checklist

The fifth lesson in the NGS Home Study Course is about census records.  I use census records all the time and didn’t learn anything new; however, as with most of the lessons so far, doing the assignments brought out holes in my research. The first assignment in this lesson is to create a census research […]

Hemphills in the Neighborhood

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While transcribing 1930 census records for the 50 households surrounding James A. Hemphill, I found two households headed by his relatives.  I wasn’t surprised to find them, because I knew where their houses were in relation to my great-grandparents, but it was nice how the census work came together and saved me from searching specifically […]

February Genealogy To-Dos

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Here is my to-do list for February, mapped to my annual goals. Research Forrester research:  I got an email from a new-found Forrester cousin last month with a good bit of census information.  I want to follow up on this and test her conclusions to see if I agree.  My brick-wall ancestor appears to be […]

Genealogy To-Dos – January Wrap-Up

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I got about 90% of my to-do list completed, so I call that a good month. Research Process 5 headstone photos from the cemeteries I visited last Autumn (this includes entering data into RootsMagic, (possibly) writing Tombstone Tuesday posts, and adding the photos to TNG). – Done.  I finished Chatsworth Heights Cemetery and started Ballground […]

Research Plan: Finding marriage record for William West and Leaty Lankford

I promised myself that I would start writing research plans this year, specifically one per month.  Here is my first attempt: Objective: To locate a marriage license or other record of William West’s and Leaty Lankford’s marriage. Proven facts: They were married (as stated on both their death certificates). They had a two-year-old child on […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Greenlee-Hemphill Marriage

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William Harvey Greenlee and Kate Young Hemphill were married on March 31, 1891 in Murray County, Georgia1. Kate was my great-grandfather’s (James A. Hemphill) sister.  After her marriage, Kate moved to McDowell County, North Carolina, the ancestral home of both her parents.  The photograph in the collage shows their family about 18 years after they […]