Treasure Chest Thursday: Greenlee-Hemphill Marriage

Greenlee Hemphill genealogy

William Harvey Greenlee and Kate Young Hemphill were married on March 31, 1891 in Murray County, Georgia1. Kate was my great-grandfather’s (James A. Hemphill) sister.  After her marriage, Kate moved to McDowell County, North Carolina, the ancestral home of both her parents.  The photograph in the collage shows their family about 18 years after they […]

Walter P. Hemphill: Analysis of a Death Certificate

Hemphill genealogy

This is another Georgia death certificate that I located via a search at FamilySearch Labs (read more about finding Georgia Death Certificates).  Walter P. Hemphill was my great-grandfather’s brother, making him my second-great-uncle.  I knew a little about Walter prior to finding this death certificate, but it also provided several new bits of information and […]

Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

McEntire genealogy

I discovered this death certificate by searching on the surname “McEntire” at FamilySearch (see my post about “Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930“).  I immediately recognized the parents’ name and a quick look in my database confirmed my suspicion that I did not know about this daughter. Since Laura is a new person, […]

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hemphill-Love Marriage

Hemphill genealogy

Thomas M. Hemphill and Mattie Love were married 1891 on New Year’s Day in Murray County, Georgia1 . Thomas was my great-grandfather’s (James A.) half-brother and first cousin.  Their father was James Young Hemphill.  Thomas’ mother was Rhoda McEntire and J. A.’s mother was Rhoda’s sister, Mary Elizabeth.  Rhoda died and then J. Y. married […]

Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930

Family Search Beta

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 […]

Analysis of a Death Certificate: Cordeale Caylor

Kendrick genealogy

Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold.  Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census. Information gleaned from the death certificate: Alternate spelling for first […]

Help Others, Help Yourself

COG-Volunteerism

There are many opportunities to volunteer within the genealogy community.  Whether it is working with a genealogical society, indexing records, performing “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness,” or fulfilling Find-a-Grave requests, opportunities large and small abound.  I would even venture to say that all us geneabloggers are volunteers every time we write a blog article; after […]