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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Learn where your Ancestors left their Wills and Estates

Check to see where your Ancestors left their Wills and Estates





Want to know if your ancestors left a will or estate record?  An easy, quick (and free) way to find out is to click on the links below.
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Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Colonists Grew Tobacco in the Streets

The Colonists Grew Tobacco in the Streets

Growing Tobacco in Streets




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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Where to Read Microfilm of Virginia County Records

Where to Read Microfilm of Virginia County Records

If you are unable to receive inter-library loans to your local library from the Virginia State Archives, this is due to staff issues.  They do not have anyone to pull the microfilm. May I suggest the Washington Memorial Library in Macon?  They have an impressive collection of Virginia microfilm, including some of the oldest county records.  This library is the best for genealogists in the State of Georgia and has an amazing collection for most Southern States.   An online source of the oldest Virginia records is Virginia Pioneers

Needless to say that irregardless of the genealogy available on the Internet, we need to support our local libraries.  The genealogy collection of every library is different as it includes data shared by working genealogists and genealogical societies.  Also, the inter-library loan system helps to supplement the genealogy records of any given library. I cannot tell you how often I have visited the Switzer Library in Cobb County and discovered microfilm on loan which I needed to view!  The key is to ask the librarian in the Georgian Room.



Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Shenandoah Hunting Path

The Shenandoah Hunting Path

Shenandoah Hunting PathThe first record of the "Susquehannock Plain Paths" was noted in the Virginia Act of 1662. Later, from about 1686 until 1742, that part of the road between Brent Town and the Rappahannock was also known as the "Shenandoah Hunting Path", a nam which is still occasionally heard



Index to North Carolina Wills and Estates

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Link to Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy 

Georgia Pioneers is now offering a Subscription to 8 Genealogy Websites for the low, low rate of $75.00.  It will be available throughout November and then the subscriptions to this good deal will be closed.  For more details CLICK HERE
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lowest Genealogy Rate for Seniors

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy 

Georgia Pioneers is now offering a Subscription to 8 Genealogy Websites for the low, low rate of $75.00.  It will be available throughout November and then the subscriptions to this good deal will be closed.  For more details CLICK HERE
Includes VA, NC, SC, KY, GA, TN, AL



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Monday, October 29, 2018

Front Porch Genealogy

Front Porch Genealogy Solutions

front porchSometimes it seems like there is little hope of finding records of the ancestors. The process is like unto an intricate puzzle of small pieces which do not seem to fit anywhere. Everyone has scaps of genealogical data on their surnames. But how do we find something more specific, something which will connect to our information? The answers lie in discovering the people in the neighborhood where your ancestor resided during a certain time period. They all connect, you know, whether as friends or relatives. The American past can be subdivided into eras and locations which is occupied by a specific group of people. The task is to assemble each family in family group sheets, regardless of whether they are in your direct line. If they have the same surname, a good practice is to consider them relatives and the only way to establish this is with family group sheets. Then, the marriages on these sheets help to establish relationships. It is a cousin thing. The sheets provide a place to enter the little scaps of paper. Eventually, we understand more about the relationships, which helps to eliminate certain people. Image sitting upon a front porch in a rural area. It is spring and the land is being plowed for planting. A neighbor has come to assist. On Sunday, this same neighbor is at church with his wife and children. Who do you suppose your children will marry? The answer is someone in this setting. That is why the names of witnesses to documents, such as deeds, marriages and old wills is so important. As the community grows and documents are recorded at the local court house, the neighborhood is being documented. 



Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy