Most Wanted: Barbara Baxter Kendrick

My g-g-grandmother’s name was Barbara Baxter.  I have very little information about her. She was married to Francis Marion Kendrick on 16 Apr 1871. I can place the two of them, along with various children, in the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses, always living in the Alaculsey District of Murray County, Georgia.  She […]

Organizing Digital Photos with Metadata

As mentioned a few days ago, I recently lost all the photo links in my genealogy database; this also included losing the source data for those photos.  I’ve been uploading my photos, and since I want them to be properly cited, I’ve been searching for the source records.  To aid in future recovery projects, as […]

Citing Tombstones as a Source Reference

I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ fabulous book Evidence Explained (e-book available for download on Footnote.com) and have spent the evening creating citations for events sourced from tombstones that I have personally photographed. It’s a simple format and by copying, pasting, and editing, I was able to create citations for over 40 […]

Easy Source Citations

I spent many years in academia, so proper source citations are important to me.  I love my database software because it automatically builds footnotes, linked to sources, based on form entries; however, I’ve been a bit frustrated because the citation form wasn’t available for photos, documents, etc. I’ve recently discovered EasyBib, which creates MLA citations […]

Most Wanted – Newton Coleman Ward in Birmingham, AL

Ward Johnson genealogy

According to my grandmother, her father spent time in Birmingham working as a streetcar driver.  I can place him in Georgia during each census year, so this would have been during an “in-between” time. Newt and my great-grandmother were married in 1909.  They were courting at the time this picture was taken; they are the […]

The Moral of the Story. . .

Since my last post, I’ve decided to completely redo both the genealogy site and the blog and now I’m left with a mess that includes not only a partially functioning database and loss of all my media links, but also a renewed determination to make this thing work like I want it to. The Backstory […]

Website Update

This summer, TNG came out with a new version of the software I use to power my genealogy website. I had put off upgrading, because, frankly, I was apprehensive; I was afraid I would “break” the site and I wasn’t sure how much time would be required to redo all the modifications I had made. […]

Columbus Public Library

On a recent business trip, I visited the Columbus Public Library in Columbus, GA. What an amazing genealogy collection! They have as many stacks in the genealogy wing as my local library has in the whole adult section. They also have wi-fi throughout the library, so I was able to post my notes directly to […]

Whitener FamilyTreeDNA Project

Link to the Whitener FamilyTree DNA Project. Whitener FamilyTreeDNA Project – Family Project Website Peter, Henry, and Daniel mentioned in the first two DNA kits are my ancestors.

Wilfong FamilyTree DNA Project Website

Here is a link to the Wilfong FamilyTree DNA site. The Johannes Wilfong referenced in the project background is my 7x great-grandfather. Wilfong FamilyTree DNA Project Website – Family Project Website