Weekly Updates for 2010-02-03

RT @hikari17: RT @genlighten: Blount County Tennessee Obituary Lookups 1908-present offered by Taneya: http://bit.ly/9Lj3cS #genealogy # I’ve been away from genealogy for a couple of weeks. Glad to be digging in the past this weekend. # Added headstone photo for Sarah (LILLARD) O’Neal 1833 – 1858. http://ow.ly/12gZy #genealogy #surnames # Added headstone photo for 4x-g-grandmother, […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-01-06

RT @bibliotraveler: Good article on finding South Carolina marriage records, http://tinyurl.com/scmarr #genealogy # RT @LCAfricana: RT @jackrobinson181: @geneabloggers_A little different type of images for Tombstone Tueday: http://tinyurl.com/mkcg7t # I got a comment from a third cousin yesterday. Yea! # Indexed 10 names on FamilySearch. # Updates in GA and TN. Yea! RT @kinfolknews: RT @fairangels: […]

And then there were 16

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 […]

Who Were Morning Tabitha Bruer’s Parents?

I have very little information on Morning Tabitha Bruer.  She is the wife of Wyatt Lankford and the mother of my g-g-grandmother, Leaty (Lankford) West.  She was enumerated as “Tobitha Lankford” on the 1850 census in Polk County, Tennessee.  She was enumerated as “Morning T. Lankford” on the 1880 census in Murray County, Georgia.  The […]

Looking for Anna (Cook?) West

I‘m looking for information on Anna, last name possibly Cook, who married Robert West. I have very little information on Anna. She is listed on the 1850 Census in Polk County, Tennessee and her age is given as 40. This means her birthdate would be about 1810. Her birthplace is given as South Carolina and […]

Seeking Robert West Information

I‘m looking for information on Robert West, who may have been my 3x great-grandfather. I’ve identified Robert as the father of William West, my great-great-grandfather based on two facts: 1) the Robert West family includes a William W. West in 1850 and 1860 in Polk County, Tennessee, and 2) William himself was enumerated as head […]

Kendrick Research in Murray County Heritage

I reviewed all the indexed items for “Kendrick” in Murray County Heritage today. It was at times frustrating and at other times exhilarating. Many of the Kendrick references had only initials instead of first names. That’s great if you already know who the people are, but if you don’t, it’s not helpful at all. Many […]