Native American

Vann House Days 2012

22 July 2012 And More

This weekend celebrated the 208th anniversary of the building of the Chief Vann House.

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Evaluating a Family Tradition

22 November 2010 Research

As I wrote about yesterday, the first assignment in Lesson Two of the NGS Home Study Course is to record and evaluate a family tradition. My family story is that of the ubiquitous “Cherokee princess.”  My paternal grandmother has always told the story that her grandmother was a Cherokee descendant.  The family lived in northwest […]

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Weekly Updates for 2010-06-30

30 June 2010 DNA

Reading “Tribe moves to implement DNA testing for new applicants to Cherokee rolls” http://ht.ly/22wlT #genealogy # Created an @footnote page for Samuel Mackie. http://ht.ly/22RgL #genealogy # Reading: Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2010 Jamboree: The Conclusion http://ht.ly/22YEF||good #genealogy conference tips! # Blog post: Using @Evernote for #Genealogy http://ht.ly/22Wwf # Cleaning up problems in my #genealogy database. […]

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2010 Research Plans

11 December 2009 Research

Thanks to Amy Coffin at WeTree for this prompt: 49. Use your blog like a sounding board for research plans. Sometimes it helps to write down what you want to do, so you can plan how to do it. Here is a random list of research activities I want to conduct in 2010: Order death […]

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Weekly Updates for 2009-11-25

25 November 2009 DNA

Interesting news. . .DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog: DAR: Online databases now available http://ow.ly/DylA # RT @footnote: Check out our new Native American Collection. Explore unique documents and share Native American heritage. http://bit.ly/sLNEk # Ditto. RT @rjseaver: highlighted the 84th Carnival of Gen., and Jasia, our carnival goddess, in http://tinyurl.com/COG84th Thanks, Jasia! # RT @23andMe: Blog Post- […]

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And then there were 16

8 August 2009

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Assignment is to list one’s 16 great-great-grandparents, include their dominant ancestry and to calculate one’s own dominant ancestry. My spin on this is to look back an additional four generations from the ggg’s in order to identify their ancestry.  Many, many of my ancestors were already on these shores […]

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Native American Ancestry – An Update

9 March 2009 Most Wanted

On December 8, 2008, I posted an article regarding a family legend of Native American ancestry.  Here is an update on what I have learned since then. Several weeks ago, I was looking through the Guion-Miller Rolls for the name “Patterson.”  I found a “Wm. H. Patterson,” who filed an application from Georgia.   I thought […]

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What’s New – 2/11/09

11 February 2009 Uncategorized

Marriage Licenses Scanned Martin Roberts and Rosa Ellis Elijah Ellis and Elizabeth M. Tucker F. R. Kendrick and Vadah Whitner George Harrison and Beulah Whitener William Whitener and Mary Patterson New Census Records 1860 – Jane (Chapman) Patterson household (she lived next door to Anna (Debord) Searcy; their grandchildren later married) 1870 – Jane Patterson […]

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Captured by Indians

6 February 2009 Family Stories

In April 1791, Andrew Davidson traveled to Smithfield (Draper’s Meadows) on business, leaving his pregnant wife, Rebecca (Burke), their three small children (two girls and a boy) and two bound children, orphans, at home.  A few days after Mr. Davidson’s departure, Rebecca was gathering sugar water from sugar maple trees close to the house, when […]

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What’s New – 1/21/09

21 January 2009 Uncategorized

New Military Records Found CSA Service Record for Francis M. Kendrick! (one step closer to finding POW records) CSA Service Record for James B. Butler, including POW data CSA Service file for Ben Hemphill, including POW record New Information and Records on the Burk(e)s Several Virginia Land Grants for James Burk James Burk’s Will Lots […]

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