Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Love of the Hunt

Continuing from yesterday, Brick Walls

3..Create a chronological timeline of your brick wall ancestor.  You should include every life
event as well as major historical events that may help shed a light on the living situation of your
ancestor.   By doing this step,  you will see gaps in your research.  Get a blank sheet of paper
and write down every year of your brick wall ancestors life and start filling in.
4..Study sideways.   What do I mean by this?  Try tracing the lives of your brick wall ancestors
siblings, cousins, neighbors, in-laws, slave owners, co workers. cga

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love of the Hunt

What are brick walls in the Genealogy world? Are you at one today? As family researchers we all hit a brick wall at one time or another. What is a brick wall? It is a place in our research where we are stuck, can’t go any further, tried everything. What do we do about breaking through that brick wall?
Lets explore a few options:
Write down in story format what you have already learned such as..grandpa was a farmer who lived from such a county and state..he married ..... on ....and had 10 children, get the gist of the story? As you write you will be able to review and organize your work. With this method, you will find holes in your story that you need to do further research on.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its TGIFGQF!    Free  Genealogical Question Friday?  Ask me a genealogy question and I will answer you right here on my blog?   Have a great weekend and go visit the oldest relative and make their day.   cga

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

More organizations you should join.  The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) helps to preserve African-American family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and providing  information to the community. Their goal is to promote research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.  You can explore this national organization through their website at  The AAHGS has a local chapter that meets at the Georgia National Archives in Morrow, Ga monthly with informative speakers. cga

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love of the Hunt

NGS (National Genealogical Society) is a great organization to join for everyone interested in family research. By being a member of NGS you will have many benefits such as free educational courses, a free quarterly magazine, access to blogs, forms, research resources, discounts in the NGS online store and much more. Check out their website at They are always in need of volunteers.  Cga 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Genealogy(Love of the Hunt)

Rockdale County Genealogical Society is a group devoted to family research and helping others with informative programs monthly. The Society meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Rd, Conyers. Come join in the fun
at their
September meeting with Robert Willingham, jr. author of “Deadly Trust” . This book is about the mysterious disappearance of the Nelms Sisters. Deadly Trust, a Southern historical novel, is based on a true story of good versus evil and the efforts made to bring about justice. Mark your calendar for September 9th at 3 pm.  Cga 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Love of the Hunt

It's Free Genealogy Question Friday?  Do u have a brick wall to break down?  Maybe u can't find  gr grandma maiden name?  Ask me and I will d my best to get an answer right here on my blog.  cga

Friday, August 10, 2012


It's free genealogical question Friday?   Been busy all week, now it's ur turn to ask me any question for free?  Ur answer in this blog will help others maybe break thru their brick walls.    Have a gr8 weekend and go visit grandpa (of course call 1st).  Cga

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What organization do u belong to as your family researcher?   It is a great idea to belong to ur local historical society.   Have u checked it out yet?  The society may have information on your relatives.  Historical societies sometimes sponsor Genealogy classes.   They may also need volunteers which, of course, is a valuable experience.   Would love to know if you found ur local Historical Society a great idea?  cga

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's Free Friday Genealogical Question?   Ask ur question and I'll answer right here on my blog.   Going to relatives this weekend?   Don't 4get the digital tape recorder.    cga

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt) by CeirraGeorgia: Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Genealogy (love of the hunt) by CeirraGeorgia: Genealogy (Love of the Hunt): Continuing from yesterday, Resource checklist: Church:     archives, local parish records, local church histories State Records:   vital r...

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Continuing from yesterday, Resource checklist:
Church:    archives, local parish records, local church histories

State Records:  vital records, land grants, state census, militia records, tax lists, archives, journals.

National Records:  censuses, mortality schedules, military records, pension records, passenger lists, immigration records, land records., passports and visa applications.

Libraries:  indexes, printed and misc. genealogies, printed histories, obituary collection/indexes, cemetery records, birth, death, divorce indexes.

Newspapers:  advertisements, announcements, obituaries, births, local, professional and trade.

You can find a complete printed check list at  The checklist is for home and family genealogical resources and institutional resources.

See u tomorrow for Free Genealogy Question Friday. cga

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

A Resource check list and checking it twice

Have you checked all the resources that are available to you?  Now that you know the basics for starting your Genealogy, lets learn what resources are available to you and whether you checked everything?

Home Resources:  family Bible, letters, Interviews, photographs, birth certificates, baby books, prayer books, journals, heirlooms, farm records, medical/health records, memoirs, biographies

County Records:  vital records such as birth, death, marriage; wills, estates, deeds, mortgages, other recorders records, naturalization records.

Town Records and Libraries:  city and county directories, cemetery records, graves, misc. or published histories, newspapers files, tax lists, voter records, public school records. Tomorrow I will continue with the checklist. cga