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Didja ever have one of those days (months, years)?

Well, it has happened.  I have really overextended myself in genealogy work.  I guess it happens to everyone at some point who goes into business for him/herself.  I now find myself way behind on three client projects, have one waiting … Continue reading

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Searching for Cotchetts in Charleston, South Carolina

It has been a productive day on my latest commission. I spent today at the Charleston County Public Library trying to find information on the family of George Cotchett for a new client, and as I said, it was a … Continue reading

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How can census records help in research? A case study: the obituary of Lorraine Loveless of Centerville, Tennessee

Sometimes the smallest bit of information can lead to the discovery of a family lineage. Using a recent obituary and available online census records, I was able to trace a family back with certainty to 1850, and using posts to … Continue reading

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The Last Will and Testament of John Walker of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1820

Yesterday I posted a marriage bond from Rutherford County, North Carolina, for William Dycus and Usely Walker.  Today I am posting the will of the father of Usely/Urcilla/Ursula Walker, John Walker, who wrote his will on the 7 January 1820. … Continue reading

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Rutherford County, North Carolina marriage bond, 1803

Below is an image of the Rutherford County marriage bond, dated 12 April 1803, for William Dicus [Dycus] and Usely [Urcilla] Walker.  Click on the image to magnify it. William and Urcilla are the my 4th great-grandparents.  Here is my line … Continue reading

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Noah Loveless of Abbeville, reprise

Just a followup to yesterday’s post about Noah Loveless of Abbeville District, South Carolina.  Jack D. Lovelace, a regular contributor on the Lovelace surname listserv on Rootsweb (lovelace@rootsweb.com), posted the following in response, which he has kindly allowed me to … Continue reading

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Noah Loveless, Abbeville District, South Carolina

Well, folks, I really got knocked off on a tangent this morning.  There was a Facebook post from Bob Stevens on the South Carolina Genealogy FB page about a list of abstracts and an index to Abbeville SC Equity Records.  … Continue reading

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Review: “The Cemeteries of the Area That Was Old Tryon County, NC & Upper SC” by W. D. Floyd.

The Cemeteries of the Area That Was Old Tryon County, NC & Upper SC.  Compiled by W. D. Floyd.  Archived on “The Wayback Machine” at The Internet Archive (http://wayback.archive.org/web/20070511000426/http://rfci.net/wdfloyd/).  Enhanced edition available on CD from The Genealogical Society of Old … Continue reading

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Monday after Christmas 2014

OK, just relax, and breathe… breathe… breathe… I am coming off a round of holiday hostings that has, despite the enjoyment they brought, exhausted me to no end! My sister visited for a week at Thanksgiving. Less than a week … Continue reading

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Court Records

Ah, yes…  those good ol’ court records…  all the dirty little details about our ancestors and their friends, families, enemies, and acquaintances….  Dontcha just love ’em? So…  for the past few days I’ve made an intensive effort to visit the … Continue reading

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