This is their new home. Wonderful building, with lots and lots of great material. I spent time digging through notes and researching, including this map which has land owned by a John Snavely that I found in Joseph Cameron’s notes. Not sure which John Snavely this is, but given that the land was sold to Joe Hounshell in 1833 and I have a John Snavely in my records who lived from 1760-1833, I suspect that it is him. No known relationship, but it is likely it is related to my Snavelys some how.
Then I hopped over to the Wythe County Courthouse, where my cousin Bev Repass Hoch took me down to the basement and I was able to look through original chancery records, wills and deeds. Heaven! These particular deeds were from the early 1800s. Didn’t find my ancestors in there, but such a joy to look through these records.
The next day, I was lucky enough to present two lectures. I’ve included links to the PDFs for the slides below.
Four lectures in four days along with a few booth demos of Ancestry Academy left me pretty tired, but it was worth it. Great groups of people in all of my classes – I had a great time.
The more I teach, the more I am convinced, conference goers love methodology. Tell me how to do something! I’m including links for PDFs of all of my talks. And a pointer to the livestream of my search talk.
Also, to see slides from my search presentations, check out Slides and Presentations, specifically: Exhaustively Searching on Ancestry.com and Successfully Searching to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com