Weekly Updates for 2010-05-19

Found several children of Michael BOLLINGER AND Catherine WHITENER.  Added 1860 Census, North Carolina, Catawba County, Hickory, p. 426. http://ht.ly/1LEDi BOLLINGER & WHITENER #surnames # Found husband and marriage info for Sarah Salome WHITENER 1820 – 1857. http://ht.ly/1LEFv # Reading: Evidence Management Explained http://ht.ly/1M5SG # Reading Calvin R. Yarborough – Where it all began at […]

Brickwall Breakthrough with County Death Index

A great advantage to living in the same small town where many of my ancestors have lived for 150 years is that I can do genealogy research during my lunch break.  Every few weeks, I”ll drop by the county probate office and look through one resource.  I knew that county death registers existed, but I […]

Monday Madness: Proof of Margaret Hemphill’s Maiden Name

I recently wrote about my decision to join the DAR.  The application requires evidence for each name, date, and place for each individual in the line from me to my patriot.  I have what I consider to be very good evidence for each fact; however, I am missing one, non-essential piece.  I can apply without […]

Daughters of the American Revolution

I’ve decided to join the DAR.  I’ve thought about this for awhile and finally decided to go forward for a variety of reasons. Identifying Revolutionary War patriots is one of the things that originally got me interested in genealogy. Obtaining access to the DAR genealogy files. Completing the rigorous application process will be a test […]