1920 Census Analysis – Newton C. Ward Household


My great-grandparents, Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, appeared on the 1920 census in Fannin County, Georgia. Census Abstract:1 Newton C. Ward, head of household, renter, age 28, literate, born in GA, both parents born in GA, a farmer on a farm, working on his own account, farm schedule #14. Rachel, wife, age 27, […]

Fannin County Forresters – 1870

Forrester genealogy

My 3rd-great-grandparents, Coleman Forrester and Anna Carnes, appeared on the 1870 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  I’m working backward through my 3rd-great-grandfather’s census records, as I attempt to verify the next generation back in this line.  This is the second installment in this series. Census Abstract1: Colman Forister, age 52, male, white, Farmer, $800 real […]

Fannin County Forresters – 1880

Forrester Carnes genealogy

My third-great-grandparents appeared on the 1880 census in Fannin County, Georgia.  The head of household was Coleman Forrester and I’m evaluating all his known census records, as I work on taking this line back another generation. Census Abstract1: Coleman Forester, age 62, head of HH, married, Farmer, literate, b. SC, father b. NC, mother b. […]

The 1930 Household of James A. Hemphill

Hemphill Roberts genealogy

Census Abstract: James A. Hemphill, Head, rented home, lived on a farm, male, white, age 51, married, age at first marriage was 19, did not attend school during the year, literate, b. GA, father b. NC, mother b. GA, English speaker, farmer on a farm, worked on his own account, employed, not a veteran, farm […]

The Census Project: Redesigned

Census records are a great basic source of information and easily accessible, now that all publicly-released census years are indexed and the images are available on the internet.  I’ve collected census records ever since I started doing genealogy; however, I haven’t been consistent in how I handled them.  Basically, I have three different kinds of […]

March Genealogy To-Dos

I’m getting a better feel for what can be accomplished in a “normal” month, with only weekends and a few weeknights to do genealogy. The to-dos for March are: Write 8 blog posts Abstract (or update previously-done abstractions, if necessary) 8 census pages and update the citations. Index some names on FamilySearch Scan 5 photos […]

Genealogy To-Dos – February Wrap-Up

February turned out to be a good genealogy month.   I thought I might get sidetracked from my original plans by playing in the Geneablogger Games, but I was able to combine many tasks and make them work for both the Games and my To-Do list. February Plan: Write 10 blog posts – This post makes […]