Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker

My mother’s side of the family is never easy to research.  They were poor sharecroppers after the Civil War on one side. The other side gentlemen farmers. A few did own large plantations, but for the most part researching her family has tested every thing I have ever learned in 30 years of genealogy research… Continue reading Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker

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When You’ve Got It All Wrong….

  It’s pretty much a given that Moza Hurt had a daughter named Patience.  He mentions her and her twin sister in his will dated 15 Dec 1791: I Moza Hurt of Halifax County being in perfect health both of body mind, sence and memory thanks be to God for the same.  Yet calling to… Continue reading When You’ve Got It All Wrong….