Archive for the ‘Genealogy’ Category

Huge Find!!

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I have stumbled upon a virtual gold mine, my bonecollecting friends. Oh yes I have. See for yourselves…

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PRIMITIVE/OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS

How cool is this? Broken down alphabetically are tons and tons of biographies of Primitive Baptist Church preachers. I have already found some of my folks. Little clue for you…search each document using terms such as “carolina”, “n.c.”, “harnett”, or whatever you might be looking for.

Extremely interesting stuff and it goes way back yonder too! :D

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A Genealogy Treasure Chest

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I have found what I believe to be a most invaluable tool for genealogical research and I would like to share it with all of you. Believe it or not, it is EBay. For real though. I have actually been using it for quite some time now but some fantastic finds recently have prompted me to share with you.

I have set up a few custom searches within EBay utilizing select keywords…for instance, one search is for Johnston County, NC genealogy…then I subscribed to the searches for e-mail alerts in case anything pops up for sale matching my criteria. Granted, most of the time the e-mails don’t have anything too awfully interesting. BUT, every once in a while there’s that “OH MY GAWD” moment. You know the one. You run across something you never thought you would find…EVER…but there it is…and no one has bid on it yet…muhahahahaha…let the games begin!

I have found amazing things! Family trees written by hand that folks got a hold of in an estate sale and didn’t know what to with…seriously. Rare, hard to find, and out of print books right there staring back at me. Just this past month I found an auction for 38 issues of the Johnston County Genealogical Society Newsletter from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. They are now sitting in my study. Yes they are. I got the whole kit and caboodle for just 58 bucks. Some of these newsletters are over 70 pages long and all of them are chocked full of information. Can you say excited boys and girls?

I also got a hold of 4 volumes of library reference books, two published in 1919 and two published in 1928, that are page after page after page of biographies (and portraits) of leading North Carolina men of the time. Each of these books is well over 500 pages in length. I have already tied several of the gentlemen in the books (I’ve looked through part of two of them) into my tree. Again, way excited!

So, if you don’t already have a custom search or three set up, I suggest you do it right this minute. Why are you still reading this? Click over to EBay and get busy.

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New Stuff

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Just finished a big upload to WeMightBekin…added 70 more death certificates for your bone collecting pleasure! Check it out for yourself on the New Stuff page.

Also, thanks to La Rue Denning Poe for the picture on the front page of her Pops as a little fella. What a cutie. You can see Evit Washington Denning and his mother, Ida Mae Williams Denning by clicking here.

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We’ve been Noticed!

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Geneablogs has plugged BoneCollector in its weekly feature “This Week’s New Geneablogs – 25 April 2009″. They also now list us in their blogroll. How cool is that?

I myself am way, way excited. :D

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Roots Television

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Found a really cool site and wanted to share with my fellow BoneCollectors. Check out Roots Television. It is Internet based television and, well, how about if I let them tell you…

“Roots Television™ is by and for avid genealogists and family history lovers of all stripes. Whether you’re an archives hound, a scrapbooker, a cousin collector, a roots-travel enthusiast, a Civil War re-enactor, a DNA fan, a reunion instigator, a sepia-toned photos zealot, an Internet-junkie, a history buff, an old country traditions follower, a cemetery devotee, a story-teller, a multicultural food aficionado, a flea market and antiques fanatic, a family documentarian, a nostalgia nut, or a mystery-solver, Roots Television™ has something for you — and that “something” is quality programming.”

They have 21 channels and tons of info that should be able to peak the interest of any genealogist anywhere. I only dabbled a couple of minutes and was greatly impressed. Perhaps you can tell by that great ol’ long banner I now have running down the sidebar of this blog! :D

Enjoy.

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Whew!!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

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We made it!! The file should be up to par now (fingers crossed). Check the GEDCOM for yourself. Lee rocks!

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Thanks Lee

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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Well, not only did the nuclear meltdown of the Family Tree Maker divorce and remarry a gajillion people, it also took piles and piles of notes and shuffled them all around so that they landed on pages of people they had nothing to do with AT ALL. Joy.

Thanks to Lee Stewart, we have been tirelessly working to find and correct all of the mistakes (not an easy task). Lee volunteered to help me. Bless him.

Hopefully, we will be able to get it all taken care of in a few more days so please bear with us when you find things that are not what they’re supposed to be. I am updating the GEDCOM nightly so check it often and do let us know if we missed anything.

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Shhh!!!

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Let’s be very, very quiet here…it seems as if I have finally beaten my gavel into an extremely frayed toothpick and gotten everybody in the wemightbekin database back to where they’re supposed to be…I hope. The mistakenly divorced of 1987 and remarried of 1992 have been un-divorced and un-remarried…in that order precisely…ugh.

It has been checked, rechecked, and checked again. Still, I would like for each and every one of you to take some time and peruse the GEDCOM to be certain your folks are who, where, and when they’re supposed to be. If you find problems, do let me know…but please be most gentle about it as I’m not sure my fragile psyche can take too much more right about now. :)

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And Closer Still…

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

COMPLETED

All “A” Surnames
All “B” Surnames
All “C” Surnames
All “D” Surnames
All “E” Surnames
All “F” Surnames
All “G” Surnames
All “H” Surnames
All “I” Surnames
All “J” Surnames
All “K” Surnames
All “L” Surnames
Mason
All “N” Surnames
All “O” Surnames
All “P” Surnames
All “Q” Surnames
All “R” Surnames
All “S” Surnames
All “T” Surnames
All “U” Surnames
All “V” Surnames
All “Y” Surnames

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More Updating

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Still playing Justice of The Peace. Here’s the latest…

COMPLETED

All “A” Surnames
All “B” Surnames
All “C” Surnames
All “D” Surnames
All “E” Surnames
All “F” Surnames
All “G” Surnames
Holmes
All “I” Surnames
Jackson
All “K” Surnames
Langdon
Mason
All “N” Surnames
All “O” Surnames
Pate
Pope
All “Q” Surnames
All “R” Surnames
All “U” Surnames
All “V” Surnames
All “Y” Surnames

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