Evernote for Genealogy: Quick Tip #1

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Some of you know that I presented a webinar for the Southern California Genealogical Society last weekend. The topic was “Transform Your Note-taking and Remember Everything with Evernote.” There was so much interest in the topic and so many questions from participants that I’ve decided to start an occasional series of Evernote Quick Tips. Before […]

Twice Told Tuesday: James Jackson Feted at Dinner

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“James Jackson, who left recently for San Diego, Calif. where he will be stationed at the U. S. Naval Training center there, was honor guest at a supper his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jackson, gave at their home before his departure. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman King, Mrs. A. M. Rogers, Miss Eva […]

Document Analysis Report – Evidentia Wishlist

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience using Evidentia to analyze a death certificate.  In it, I mentioned that I would like the Evidentia program to produce a Document Analysis report.  Here is how I think such a report should look; the first part is a template with Evidentia fields in brackets and […]

Trying out Evidentia

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Recently, I’ve been trying out Evidentia, a new-ish program to aid in the analysis and proof of genealogical problems. I’m not going to explain how the program works & it’s terminology. If you haven’t heard about Evidentia yet, you can read about a review here that goes into a bit more of the background. I […]

Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

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The first McEntire in my family line is my great-great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth.  She was born 23 February 1841 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life.  She married James Young Hemphill on 10 September 1867, also in Murray County.  Elizabeth was J. Y.’s second wife; he first married her sister, Rhoda […]

Surname Saturday: Patterson

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My Patterson family line starts with Mary Elizabeth, my great-great grandmother.  She was born 7 Feb 1867 in Gilmer County, Georgia, where she lived until after her marriage.  She married William E. Whitener in 1883 and they moved to Murray County, Georgia sometime in the next year or two.  Between 1904 and 1907, they moved […]

Research Ties: A Review

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Last year at the FGS conference, I visited a vendor booth for a new web-based service to keep research logs, called Research Ties.  The program had not been released at that time, so I signed up for the mailing list.  When I was planning the sessions I wanted to attend at RootsTech and spotted one […]

My First Trip to the Family History Library

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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 […]

Murray County Administrators & Guardian Bonds – a Research Plan

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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 […]