Trying out Evidentia

6 June 2013 Analysis

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 […]

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Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

25 May 2013 Bios & Timelines

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 […]

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Surname Saturday: Patterson

27 April 2013 Bios & Timelines

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 […]

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Research Ties: A Review

2 April 2013 Technology

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 […]

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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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11 Must-Have Apps for Genealogy

19 March 2013 Technology

As more people carry smart phones and tablets on a daily basis, we want to be able to use those devices in our genealogy research. Here are few apps that I could not live without (note: I use Apple devices, so this post will not cover Android and other operating systems; however, please leave comments […]

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Confederate Voices: Book Review

14 March 2013 And More

My local library received a new book this week:  Confederate Voices by Debbie Stephenson Moore.  It’s not a book about the Civil War or the Confederacy, but rather is a collection of biographies, family histories, and organization vignettes with Confederate soldiers from southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia as the unifying theme. I like the way […]

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Joseph Lytle Burgin – Tombstone Tuesday

12 March 2013 Evidence

Joseph Lytle Burgin was born 30 Aug 1846, probably in McDowell County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the 1850 and 1860 censuses in the household of his parents, Merritt Burgin and Susannah Adeline Lytle.  He died 23 Mar 1927 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Sometime before 1880, he married Dulcina and had two children, Mollie […]

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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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