Orphans of J. Y. Hemphill

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Earlier this year, I mentioned finding a guardianship bond for the children of my 2nd great-grandfather, J. Y. Hemphill.  Here’s what I learned. Transcript: Georgia  Murray County. Know all men by these presents: That we Mary E. Hemphill principal and T. M. Hemphill & J. D. McEntire sureties are bound  unto W H Ramsey Ordinary of said […]

Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930

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Yesterday’s post focused on a Georgia death certificate from 1928 and at the end I promised to tell you how to find those records.  I had a whole post written that started out: If you have Georgia relatives, you probably know that the Georgia Archives has a wonderful online site called Georgia’s Virtual Vault that […]

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 […]

Surname Saturday: Top 10 Ellis Research Resources

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Ellis is the second-most common surname in my genealogy database.  These are the 10 resources that I have found to be most helpful in researching these family members. “Ellis and Keener Connections” – a family tree compiled by Lynda Gibbs and housed at Rootsweb World Connect.  Some of you are groaning that WorldConnect family trees […]