I believe Revolutionary Voices is going to be great project. But they need a little bit of help still. Go to Revolutionary Voices on Kickstarter and learn more. And maybe kick in a couple of bucks. Every little bit helps!
March is Women's History Month! Over on my Ask Ancestry Anne column at Ancestry.com, I'm running through The Accidental Genealogist's blog prompts for the month, so check in with me there if you want to play along. Here is something fun from my friends over at Archives.com for Women's History Month. I dare you not... Continue Reading →
A couple of days ago I wrote a post The Legal Genealogist Inspires Me to Take Another Look at the Puzzle of Jeremiah which discusses why can I find no record of my 2nd great grandfather Jeremiah Gillespie fighting for the Confederacy? Or the Union for that matter. Marian Regan mentioned in a comment that... Continue Reading →
OK, I know this is silly, but I ran all my blog posts through Wordle: I know, I know. It doesn't really have anything to do with genealogy. But it amuses me. And maybe I need to branch out beyond the Gillespie lines!
I was named for my two grandmothers, Ann Irene Feazell and Jennie Elizabeth Payne. The name Ann seems to have no family connection that I can find, so I'm also curious as to why she was named Ann. I found an app on my iPad that added some possible illumination: Wolfram styles itself as a... Continue Reading →
To abide by the Genealogical Proof Standard you must do an exhaustive search. 1 We know that includes vital records, deeds, probate, tombstones and a wide variety of original and derivative sources. But in the age of the internet, what else does it include? How many sites should we look at? Random Google searches are... Continue Reading →
I am trying to pull my grandfather and his ancestor's lives into order and tell their story. I find I have a mess of records. One big old honking mess. So I'm getting organized. And not just thinking about it. Or starting and stopping. (Yes, I've done that multiple times.) I'm doing it. Prune the... Continue Reading →
Both my father and grandfather were named Gilbert McClung Gillespie. According to my father, it was tradition for parents to give the last name of the Doctor who delivered them as a middle name. The story was the elder Dr. McClung delivered my grandfather and the younger Dr. McClung who was the son delivered my... Continue Reading →
In my post Sorting Saturday: Starting a Narrative Lineage, I stated that my grandfather was the descendant of a Civil War Veteran, specifically, the a member of the Stonewall Brigade. And I left the proof for later. Here are the statements I need to prove: Gilbert McClung GILLESPIE was the son of Laura Cecile DONALD.... Continue Reading →