Archive for the ‘Genealogy’ Category

Breaking News

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

I’ve made a big decision. At least I think it’s a big decision. Since I can’t seem to beat the spammers on my genealogy message board, I’ve decided to disable the board.

What I plan to do instead is make this blog available for genealogy research queries. I will post, beginning once a week, and give folks the opportunity to post their questions in the comments section. If we need to do it more than once a week, we will. If there doesn’t seem to be an interest at all, we won’t do it at all. I guess we’ll just have to play it by ear.

I know Mark does swing by the blog so hopefully he will see some of your questions and feel inclined to post a few answers. At least this way I can control the spammers and you can hopefully get some answers.

What do you think? Is it worth a try? Let me know.

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We Might Be Kin

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Okay kiddies…the wait is over…well sort of anyway. My hop through Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church’s cemetery has turned into more of a trek as I endeavor to flesh it out. I am only into the H’s and have already been able to add more than 500 more people to my own family tree just from information I’ve found there! It is truly amazing the doors that will open with information gleaned from a cemetery.

Anyway, I have been updating the GEDCOM and I’ve decided to go ahead and update the Death Certificates and Obituaries on wemightbekin now since they are getting out of control. Obviously, there will be many, MANY more to come. The Death Certificates will make it up today but the Obituaries will take a bit longer since I have 36 pages of them stored up. Yes, you read that right…36 PAGES. Not all of the info will be from Rehobeth as I’m always looking at other stuff too so be prepared.

Now, it is always important to remember to check the New Stuff page at wemightbekin for the newest additions to the site. It’s a whole lot easier than trying to navigate through it page by page…especially since it is becoming such a mammoth site.

I hope you enjoy it kiddies and find lots of it useful for your own research as well!! Keep diggin’!

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I’m Still Standing

Friday, May 4th, 2007

For those of you who follow the genealogy side of things here, I know it appears that I have been woefully absent from wemightbekin but, truly, I have not. I have actually been very, very busy on the research side of things.

I have finished transcribing the videotape of my cemetery hopping foray through Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church’s cemetery and I am currently researching those findings to hopefully flesh them out a bit. After all, we all know I have to give you more than just names and dates.

I am also working on completing my previously unfinished project, Four Oaks Town Cemetery, and fleshing it out as well. So you see, you are all about to get a pure flood of information. Hopefully, it will all be done very soon.

Hang in there my fellow BoneCollectors, I’m on the way!

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No Words…Absolutely No Words

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

First Reunion…

(be sure to read to the end)

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Cemetery Hoppin’

Friday, December 29th, 2006

As the year 2006 fades into oblivion, I though I would share some of my cemetery hoppin’ tips with you all. Afterall, this is the blog of a “bonecollector”…muhahahahahahaha.

As for some Cemetery Hoppin’ advice:

1. Wear long pants and comfortable shoes.

2. Bring along some weed and/or brush clearing tools…just in case the cemetery has been left neglected and the stones are obscured or hard to get to.

3. Bring shaving cream (yes, you read that right), a spray bottle of water, paper towels, and a squeegee. Some stones have eroded over time and are very difficult to read. Simply spray shaving cream over the info on the stone and then squeegee it off. The shaving cream will settle into the inscription and make it legible. I know it sounds nuts but it works and it will not damage the stone. Once you’ve gotten your info, simply spray the stone with water and wipe it off with the paper towels.

4. Take photos of EVERY stone in the cemetery. You never know what you may uncover. I highly recommend digital pictures as they can be downloaded straight to your computer. Hint: If you intend to hop more than one cemetery in a single outing, write the cemetery name and location on a piece of paper and take a photo of that piece of paper at the beginning of each cemetery. This will help to differentiate between cemeteries once you get home and forget which stones were in which cemetery…oh, and you will forget…trust me!

5. Last, but not least, be prepared to have fun and solve a mystery or two!

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