The Brookshire Family Book

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One of the sources I’ve seen mentioned several times in my research on Brookshires is a book by Glenna Brookshire Beck and Charles Randolph Sheridan called The Brookshire Family. This has long been on my mental wish list of books to look at. Several months ago, I wrote down my wish list of family history books […]

Chatsworth-Murray County Library Genealogy Collection

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This is the first post in a challenge series called “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy,” created by the fabulous Amy Coffin at WeTree. Go to your local public library branch. Make a note of the genealogy books in the collection that may help you gain research knowledge. Don’t forget to check the shelves in both […]

Dalton-Whitfield Library – 10 Books

10 books from the Dalton-Whitfield Library that I want to review: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker genealogy Sistler, Byron, Index to early Tennessee tax lists The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va. from 1653 to 1812 Adams, Lela C, 1778-1780 tax lists of Henry County, Virginia Barnes, Robert William, Maryland marriages, […]

2008 – The Year In Review

Inspired by DearMyrtle and following the lead of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, here is a quick review of last year’s posts: Jan 2008 – Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire – I found an interesting biographical sketch on my 4x great-grandfather. Feb 2008 – John Burgin, Esquire – I came across an ancestor (John Burgin, born 1777), […]

Murray County Library – 10 Books

Ten genealogy books at the Murray County Library that I want to review: Murray County, Georgia marriages : 1907-1941 Teague, Gene E., Pickens County, Georgia cemetery records Georgia cemetery records 1851 census of Cherokees East of the Mississippi : Murray County, Georgia Gilmer County Georgia Heritage : 1832-1996 Clemens, William Montgomery, North and South Carolina […]

Preparing for a Library Visit

With so much information available online, it’s easy to forget the wealth of publications that are only available in print or on microfilm and that can often be found at libraries. I find it helpful to prepare before visiting a library, otherwise I become overwhelmed with all the choices when I get there.  Most libraries […]