Post Research Trip-What to do next

For those who don’t Genealogy Research Travel the way we do, let me describe a typical research day. Our last trip was eleven days.  We drove about 6 hours the first day, checked into a hotel and started visiting cemeteries, historical societies and archives. We tend to move hotels about every other day.  This time… Continue reading Post Research Trip-What to do next

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The Genealogy Research Trip

Hubby and I finally have #1 and #2 out of the house and #3 is finishing her senior year of college, so we are empty nesters and genealogists, so that means we finally have the time to travel and so we try several times a year to take a Genealogy Research Trip. It might be… Continue reading The Genealogy Research Trip

William and Jane Blaylock-The rest of the story

In March 2015, I wrote about William Blaylock in this blog https://generationsgoneby.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/will-the-real-william-blaylock-please-stand-up/  As more documents are coming online, the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say can be told.  :  This is part of that story.My 2nd great grandmother was Virginia Caledonia Markham, daughter of Susan Markham and Unknown.  Her sister, Lockie… Continue reading William and Jane Blaylock-The rest of the story

Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Like most Genealogists, my children really aren’t interested in sitting in front of the computer chasing down every last deed of someone long dead.  They aren’t interested in spending hours in archives and cemeteries looking for that long lost connection to a 6th great grandfather.  At least they aren’t yet…. So how does a genealogist… Continue reading Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812

  Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784, presumably in Edgecombe County, NC. There are several Proctors in Edgecombe County in 1790. Most likely this is where Jonathon Proctor was born. His father-in-law, Samuel Cutchin(s) was from Edgecombe County and Jonathon and Sarah married there.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin(s)… Continue reading Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812