Surname Saturday: West

West genealogy

West is another of the family lines for which I only have three generations of information.  I’ve only known about the Wests for a couple of years. Lizzie West (1886-1973), my great-grandmother, was the second wife of Francis Taylor Kendrick.  As far as I know, she lived in Murray County, Georgia all her life.  She […]

Tombstone Tuesday: Monteville Roberts

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My great-great-great-grandfather, Monteville Roberts, was born April 27, 1827 in McMinn County, Tennessee, the son of John Roberts and Rebecca (possibly Sammons).  He is found in Bradley County, Tennessee in 1840 and 1850 and in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1860.   Monteville married Mariah Langston on July 18, 1852.  (I have conflicting information regarding Mariah’s family, […]

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – Google Maps

genealogy, Kendrick, Rock Island, Civil War

This week’s challenge from Amy at WeTree is to play with Google Maps, a “a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history.”  My genealogy software uses Google Maps to map all the locations for each individual within the database, so I’ve never gone straight to Google Maps and used it […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-02-17

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RT @LisaCooke: Had a blast talking with Lisa Kudrow about WDYTYA! Listen to the exclusive interview on Valentine’s Day. Podcast episode 81. # The death certificates I ordered in November FINALLY came yesterday. # Updated old blog post – SNGF – Most Recent Unknown Ancestor – with newly found information. http://ow.ly/176hj # Very nice! RT @InnerCompass: […]

And the iGene Award Goes To

Carnival of Genealogy

Welcome to the 2009 iGene Awards, spotlighting Tonia’s Roots.  We’ll be celebrating the best posts of 2009 and presenting awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, and Best Biography. The nominees for Best Picture are. . . F. M. Kendrick Mariah (Langston) Roberts Mary Elizabeth (McEntire) Hemphill And the winner is. . . Mariah […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-02-10

RT @southerngraves: Rose Hill Cemetery; Macon, GA blog – http://tinyurl.com/y8dtgux – Robert Anderson’s simple gravestone reveals. . . # Posted query “Thomas Kendrick-Mahala Lawson family – location in 1870?” on Genealogy Wise: http://ning.it/dwEUUJ # Uploaded 1840 Census, Tennessee, Polk County, p5. Lawson, Haskins #surnames http://ow.ly/14BZr # Added 1850 Census, Tennessee, Polk Co, District 3, p. […]

Paternal Ancestors in the Civil War

I had a conversation with my dad on Friday about his ancestors who fought in the Civil War.  I thought it would fun and interesting to put together a list, with a summary of each person’s military service.  I’ve also included each person’s relationship to my dad (as opposed to me, which is my usual […]

Surname Saturday: Hemphill, part 1

Hemphill is the most common surname in my genealogy database for good reason.  I descend from Hemphills on both sides of my family and through multiple lines with all lines leading to the same common ancestor.  Today, I’m going to work my way backward through Hemphill ancestors (using Ahnentafel numbers) to the first common ancestor, […]

Orphans and Orphans: A Sad Bit of History

Hemphill Family Gravestones

The topic for 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Orphans and Orphans; we’re invited tell the story of traditional orphans – children who lost their parents, or “reverse orphans” – those who left no descendents of their own to tell their story. A branch of my family that represents both kinds of “orphans” […]

Surname Saturday: Kendrick

Kendrick genealogy

Kendrick is my own surname.  It’s a challenging line to research, as I have found little documentation prior to the mid-1800’s.  I have yet to discover an immigrant ancestor in this line, but expect to find him coming from Great Britain. Francis Taylor Kendrick (1876 – 1966) was my paternal grandfather’s father.  He had dark […]