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Chromosome Map 1/11/2014

11 January 2014 DNA

My DNA connections have really been clicking recently and I’ve been wanting to pull all the information together into a chromosome map, like the ones CeCe Moore creates.  I had been tracking everything in a spreadsheet, but that didn’t give me the at-a-glance visual that I wanted.  But now, Kitty Cooper has created a tool […]

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Another DNA Match Going Back to Hemphill/Mackie Ancestors

9 December 2013 DNA

Recently, I received a sharing invitation from a 23andMe autosomal DNA match.  I responded in the affirmative and asked the sender for a copy of her gedcom, so that I could try to figure out the genealogical connection.  Instead, she figured it out for us! Cousin M. and I are predicted as 3rd to 4th […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Aunt Blanche

3 December 2013 Family Stories

When Blanche Hemphill, my great-aunt, was born on 22 December 1898, in Murray County, Georgia, her father, James, was 19 and her mother, Alice, was 21. She married Marvin Eakes Stanford on 13 Apr 1919 in Murray County. She died on 3 January 1977, in Floyd County, Georgia, at the age of 78. Eakes was […]

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Twice-Told Tuesday: Happy Birthday!

29 October 2013 Family Stories

“October 28—Mrs. Mollie Clayton, Elaca Hemphill, Maudie Sue Forrest, Maurine Springfield.”1 The “Elaca Hemphill” who is being remembered is actually Alacia Hemphill. Her birthday was October 29, rather than October 28.2 Nevertheless, I love the fact that the newspaper published birthdays! Twice Told Tuesday is an occasional series featuring family-related articles republished from old books, magazines, […]

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Orphans of J. Y. Hemphill

4 September 2013 Analysis

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 […]

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1930 Census – Greenlee Household: An Analysis

15 July 2013 Analysis

One of the projects I’m working on is to ensure that each record saved to my Ancestry private tree has also been transcribed and added to RootsMagic with up-to-date source citations, as well as thoroughly analyzed. My task list for each record includes: Transcribe each record. If a census record, then transcribe household and abstract […]

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Document Analysis Report – Evidentia Wishlist

15 June 2013 Analysis

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience using Evidentia to analyze a death certificate.  In it, I mentioned that I would like the Evidentia program to produce a Document Analysis report.  Here is how I think such a report should look; the first part is a template with Evidentia fields in brackets and […]

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Surname Saturday: McEntire, part 1

25 May 2013 Bios & Timelines

The first McEntire in my family line is my great-great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth.  She was born 23 February 1841 in Murray County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life.  She married James Young Hemphill on 10 September 1867, also in Murray County.  Elizabeth was J. Y.’s second wife; he first married her sister, Rhoda […]

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My First Family Finder DNA Match

24 October 2012 DNA

While I did an autosomal dna test at 23andMe last year, I recently took advantage of a sale price to have my mother’s dna tested at Family Tree DNA, doing their autosomal test, known as Family Finder.  I also upgraded my own results at FT DNA, in order to compare my results with hers. My […]

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David Sanford Butler’s Funeral Book – Treasure Chest Thursday

31 May 2012 And More

I got a new item for my Treasure Chest last week.  My uncle found a memory book from the funeral of David Sanford Butler.  Dave was my grandmother’s grandfather and since I’m the keeper of the family history, my uncle brought the book to me (yay!). I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  It’s cardboard, […]

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