When someone dies, their estate may go through the Probate process. This record can generate data that can be helpful when researching your family. Probate Records can be of great benefit to you as you do your research.
Mackenzie Cox, my grandbaby, is entered in the Gerber Baby Photo contest. We need your vote. Thank you…
Tennessee Genealogical Society is hosting a FREE Educational Program this Fall 2010 and many other classes. Check it Out….
Lowcountry Africana has joined with Footnote.com to create a FREE interactive Slave Records Collection. They will be digitizing every surviving estate inventory for Colonial and Charleston, SC from 1732-1872, as well as selected bills of sale for the same period, in a free collection on Footnote. The names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors are preserved in these records. They will need many willing hands to index the records; they will need volunteers and that is where YOU can help!
Hi. Today I decided to join Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings to do his Saturday Night Fun: Create a Genealogy Clerihew..
This week I went to the Tennessee Genealogical Society to do some newspaper abstracting from a couple Tennessee counties around 1875. I had just taken some history classes in college, so I was fascinated in what was going on in this old newspaper compared to what was going on in the world at this time. Guess what I found!
Death is a very sorrowful time, but when it does occur, it will generate sources we can use in our genealogical endeavors. It is important for us that are living; to ponder what documents will be generated at our death. Do members of your family know what data to give for your death certificate? How many times have I seen a death certificate with the wrong parents listed because the person giving the information did not know; they may have thought they knew their wife’s mother, but was in reality a step mom. We need to make sure these things are written down for our family members or close friends to be able to answer those questions correctly when the time arises.