"Monday, Oct 21, 8:00pm (MST) (Tuesday, Oct 22, 2:00am GMT)
GENTREK: Genealogy Humour. Genealogists have been known to have a sense of humour– even when they weren't TRYING to be funny. This session is dedicated to…"
"Looking for any info on Albert Dunlap/Dunlop...He was a Confederate surgeon...I think he was from TN...after the war he ended up in Ft. Smith, AR and then on to Winslow, AR...he was born about 1829...if anyone can find me some info please send it to…"
"Family Tree magazine e news letter says that Fold3 is commenurating Confederate History month by allowing free viewing of their Confederate records during April 2013. please check this out for those who are looking for information."
"Thank you Al and Liz for your posts,
The families I am researching in Missouri are McDonalds. They moved from Virginia in the 1850’s and by the start of the Civil War were operating several saw mills and had 160 acre farm south of Chillicothe.…"
I have some colorful ancestors of my own, bless them. :-) The Confederate Army was not the best record-keepers to start with, if my own ancestors' records are anything to go by, and then they BBQ-ed their records in Richmond when it…"
"I am researching my 2nd great grandfather and his brothers and cousins participation in the Civil War. In the mid 1850's they moved from Virginia to Missouri. I know they were southern sympathizers because I have found where they declared…"
I was curious about your Peter McKinney and had a few minutes to do a little digging. I found a Peter McKinney who enlisted in Co. G, 10th Georgia Infantry, in May 1861 from Hawkinsville (Pulaski County), GA. I assume this is the one you…"
"P.S.... None of the records attached to Peter McKinney have his age listed... are there any Civil War records that would have a soldier's age? This is his "record" info:
"Hello, I have many ancestors who served in the Civil War (CSA) but have two things that interest/puzzle me: 1) John S. McKinney (GA) served in the Co. H-First Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles. That is a clue that we actually do…"
I am posting this on both of your walls; I hope it tells the Genealogy Wise world what a great help you both are.
I was teasing when I complained about buying another book. I told my husband about Producing a Family History, by Patricia Law Harper on Tuesday morning; he promptly ordered it and now I'm the happy owner of a new-to-me guide to improving my skills in Genealogy. I have read the chapter "What to Write; When to Write It" almost like reading a novel. But, truly, I'm treating this book more seriously than that I may just make working copies of ALL the checklists as I apply different chapters to my work.
Thank both of you again for an interesting presentation which led me to owning a very useful book.
I completely missed your presentation on Cluster researching ... how could I have ever done that!!!!
Do you have a transcript available on that presentation? I really wanted to be available for that chat because I have had to rely on brothers and sisters information in order to put my husband's g grandfather within that family group. Word of mouth was that he belonged in that family but when I went to research it, I found most of the family including the parents who came over from Scotland in 1821 (The Lanark Society Settlers) but no sign of him. I found him in another county but rumours where that he left at a young age to go to another county. It wasn't until one of the sisters put a notice in the newspaper that their brother, who had moved away, had recently died. Cluster research is very important and I really wanted to learn more about it!
If I am unable to obtain your transcript notes, would you be putting that presentation on again?
I really enjoyed your chat presnetation the other day. Will there be a transcript posted of it? I didn't take notes thinking there would be. I loved that you gave sources to use too! I didn't even know about the research outlines on familysearch!!!!! I have several of them downloaded already.