1930 Census – Greenlee Household: An Analysis

1930 U. S. census, McDowell County, North Carolina, population schedule, Old Fort Township, Enumeration District (ED) 56-16, sheet 23-A, p. 150 (stamped), dwelling 404, family 416, William H. Greenlee household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 May 2013), citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 1265.

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 […]

Researching the James and Mary Brookshaw Family, part 1

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A few months ago, I had to opportunity to look at The Brookshire Family by Glenna Brookshire Beck.  I got a lot of great information which I’m now validating.  My current focus is to look online for original records that are cited in The Brookshire Family or for other original records that support the information included. The book is […]

Write As You Go

One of the classes that really struck a chord with me at FGS 2012 was Elissa Scalise Powell’s Write As You Go!  Regular readers will remember that I make periodic declarations to be more systematic in writing about my research; however, I’m never as disciplined as I want to be. One of the things that […]

John Lytle (1820-1892) of McDowell County, NC – Research Notes Summary

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John Lytle was born 26 Jan 1820, probably in Burke County, North Carolina, to George Lytle and Ann Clark.  The purpose of this post is to document the research done to date and to note any future research that should be pursued.  Research thus far has focused on compiled sources and census records from 1850 […]

Goals for an Organized Research Process

One of our first topics in US Records Study Group was “Organizing and Evaluating Research Findings.”  When people talk about “being organized,” I think they are often referring to the physical “stuff”:  the documents, photos, and artifacts that they have accumulated.  Can any of this stuff be located at a moments notice? I have a […]

John “Jackie” Patterson – the Later Years

North Georgia Map 1846

Last week, I posted what I know about Jackie Patterson from his birth about 1794 in South Carolina up until his marriage to Jane Chapman in 1828 in Hall County, Georgia.  This is part of my attempt to pull everything together and make sense of all the bits of information that I’ve found so far. […]