Library of Virginia – Monday Finds

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I spent all day Monday at the Library of Virginia. This is a brief summary of what I found. Monday was all about County Books from Albemarle, Fairfax, and Bedford counties, which contained either abstracts or indexes. I was able to get copies of the original images of some of these items (more on that […]

Chromosome Map 1/11/2014

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My DNA connections have really been clicking recently and I’ve been wanting to pull all the information together into a chromosome map, like the ones CeCe Moore creates.  I had been tracking everything in a spreadsheet, but that didn’t give me the at-a-glance visual that I wanted.  But now, Kitty Cooper has created a tool […]

Researching the James and Mary Brookshaw Family, part 1

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A few months ago, I had to opportunity to look at The Brookshire Family by Glenna Brookshire Beck.  I got a lot of great information which I’m now validating.  My current focus is to look online for original records that are cited in The Brookshire Family or for other original records that support the information included. The book is […]

The Brookshire Family Book

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One of the sources I’ve seen mentioned several times in my research on Brookshires is a book by Glenna Brookshire Beck and Charles Randolph Sheridan called The Brookshire Family. This has long been on my mental wish list of books to look at. Several months ago, I wrote down my wish list of family history books […]

What can you learn from a DAR application?

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Yesterday I wrote about the DAR application that I ordered for William Brookshire.  I already knew a good bit about William, including the details of his military service (I have a copy of his pension application).  I ordered the DAR application because I was looking for a source document for the names of his children.  […]

Ordering a DAR Application

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Last month I spent time working on finding sources for some unsourced people who had been in my database for a long time.  There was one family, in particular, for whom I wanted documentation, but I didn’t find much.  The children in this family had all moved out long before the 1850, every-name census and […]

On this date. . .the 13th of May

Births Martha (Ivy) Ellis was born in 1817 in North Carolina. Nancy Emeline (Brookshire) Garrett was born in 1833 in North Carolina (my 3rd great-grandmother). John William Stroud was born in 1851 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. Did you enjoy this […]

On this date. . .the 1st of April

Births James Brookshire was born in 1690 in Somerset County, Maryland (currently believed to be my 7th great-grandfather). Thomas Hemphill was born in 1807 in North Carolina. Deaths Samuel Garrett died in 1743. James Garrett died in 1886 in Benton County, Arkansas. Marriages Joel Nabors and Sarah Jane Whiteside were married in 1845 in Calhoun […]

On this date. . .the 30th of March

Births Mary Ann (Marlow) Brookshire was born in 1762 in Maryland (my 5th great-grandmother). John William Tucker was born in 1840 in Murray County, Georgia. Lula Maude Butler was born in 1894 in Georgia. Deaths John Clayton Garrett died in 1949 in Georgia. Marriages William Brookshire and Mary Ann Marlow were married in 1779, possibly […]