Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Spring Break . . . Almost Here
Next stop . . . New Bern, North Carolina. The North Carolina Genealogical Society has a regional workshop there. Craig Scott is the featured speaker.
After heading back to Raleigh, I'll be off to Monroe County, Mississippi to do some digging in the courthouses. (The chancery is in the old post office building.) If I have time, I want to head over to Lowndes County to do a little digging as well, but I may have to save that for another trip. This is for a project in which another researcher and I are collaborating.
I do want to find a little time for R & R in the midst of all this so I'll probably try to give myself a little break once in awhile from the research!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
A Productive Saturday
I've been introduced to the Bejeweled Blitz application on Facebook. It's a game with a one minute time limit. I honestly think that I'm at a distinct disadvantage over most folks because I usually use my laptop keyboard and trackpad rather than a real mouse. I haven't got the hang of it with that time limit yet, but I'm sure that practice will improve my results.
Now it is time to get organized for research on spring break! I've already got a list of documents I need to get at the North Carolina State Archives. I've also got a to-do list on a Mississippi project for the courthouses in a couple of counties (if I have time to check out both).
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Old Records Unavailable to Researchers
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Odds & Ends
Yesterday I received a friend request from deceased genealogical fraudster Gustave Anjou on Facebook. It amazes me that anyone would want to be the friend of someone who fabricated so many genealogies, but alas, 44 of my friends were friends of his the last time I checked. I do wonder who would even want to pretend to be him on Facebook.
Tonight I've been chasing down the history of a family that lived in this area. One of my colleagues had received some information from another researcher that indicates that the family moved to this area from Scott County, Virginia. However, there is a rather odd migration pattern in that the person who sent her the information claims the Scott County family descend from someone who was in Charleston, South Carolina. In my experience, most of the people settling the Scott County area would have been of Scots-Irish descent and have most likely entered the country through Philadelphia. I've been tracing the family backwards out of Hamblen County into Grainger, Hancock, and Hawkins County. I have not quite made the connection to Scott County, Virginia as there is a problem which needs to be resolved first. (It's really a fairly significant problem in attaching the known person with his alleged parents.) I (or my colleague) will probably have to travel to resolve the issue although I'll try two LDS films that might give me at least part of the information I need to resolve the problem. I've also been studying the neighbors to see what clues they might yield.