The challenges of Southern genealogy research. A conversation several years back with a volunteer at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists: Me: “Are there available vital records for events and people there around the 1900s?” Her: “Why, of course. We have court records dating back to the 1700s.” Me: “You’re kidding!” Her: “You said you’re fromRead more about 52 Anestors in 52 Weeks: Challenge[…]
It takes four census records, two death certificates, and an SS5 to identify Little Granny’s mother.
I’ve done it. I’ve finally committed to one of the many writing challenges I’ve pondered for the past year. And this is no topic-of-the-month challenge – this is a weekly challenge. Odds on completion are low, but a thing not started is never done, right? As this is a genealogy website, you can guess thatRead more about Week 1/52: Where it started[…]