It’s easy to skip those early census records, they just have that one name, often unreadable and a lot of tick marks. But you will find the cluster of people living in the household, likely family members. So how do you pull the clusters of out these documents and associate names with the tick marks.... Continue Reading →
This is a cautionary tale about reading what is there and not making assumptions. Fortunately, in this case, I didn't lose years of research or spend time randomly driving around York County, South Carolina. Here is my confession: My Martin's are buried in Martin Cemetery in Cherokee County, South Carolina. I like to pinpoint the... Continue Reading →
That's me sitting on my Dad's knee with that chipmunk grin on my face. I'm guessing the photo was taking in late '64 or early '65. And we were probably in Charleston, South Carolina, where we lived at the time. I wonder why my sister is so fascinated with the lawn?
My Uncle Paul loved Andy Griffith, especially the Andy Griffith show. He says all of life lessons could be learned from the show. It seemed to be a simpler time back then didn't it? When we look back, life made more sense, people were more pleasant, life was easier. At least in our memories. My... Continue Reading →