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Race To The Dan River

The Great Wagon Road Project researches the area around the Dan River in…Continue

Started May 21

Colonial Period-Are You Looking In The Right Place For Those Records?
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Did you know that Massachusetts once maintained records in present day Michigan? Another lesser known fact is that Connecticut holds records for the Ohio Valley area and portions of eastern Indiana.…Continue

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Finding The Colonial Records

I have many family historians ask me exactly where to find the colonial records for their families. It's just not that simple to answer. It greatly depends on the individual colony and the immediate…Continue

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Stringing Tobacco & The Talk At The Barn

When I was working in tobacco as a kid in rural North Carolina, little did I realize that one day, I would be writing about it. This is my latest article from the Genealogy#OffTheGrid series. Share with me your thoughts and comments. Most of all, Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!Stringing Tobacco & The Talk At The Barn Link…See More
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Race To The Dan River

The Great Wagon Road Project researches the area around the Dan River in North Carolina. One method of researching the road is utilizing various maps of the era. To read the article about this fascinating journey, click on the link.Race To The Dan RiverSee More
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Live Chat Event May 24th at Facebook Group Page for Piedmont Trails

May 24, 2020 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Twice a month, I hold a "Live Chat Video" on the fb group page for Piedmont Trails. I am personally inviting you to attend our next event which is scheduled for May 24th @ 7:30 pm eastern time. To join us, simply click on the Piedmont Trails Group Page.See More
May 14
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State of Franklin or North Carolina

This article is part of a series pertaining to the State of Franklin. As many family historians begin their personal research, a huge amount of eastern Tennessee records can be found in North Carolina. This chapter goes into detail the origins about the…See More
May 14
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Jersey Settlement of 1755 in North Carolina

This video was originally aired live on facebook via Piedmont Trails group page. These live chat events are held twice a month and this particular discussion...
May 14
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Colonial Indentured Servants

Learn about the bond servants, how they arrived to the colonies and what life was like for them once they were purchased. Learn more about the details of the...
May 7
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Colonial Period-Are You Looking In The Right Place For Those Records?

Did you know that Massachusetts once maintained records in present day Michigan? Another lesser known fact is that Connecticut holds records for the Ohio Valley area and portions of eastern Indiana. Prior to statehood, the British colonies would oversee the taxes, land deeds and court records for many areas that do not associate with them in today's time. Are you looking in the right place for your ancestor's records?See More
May 7
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The Mayo River Crossing of The Great Wagon Road

The Great Wagon Road Project has been concentrating on the North Carolina section until August of this year. As we trace the road through the various creeks and streams, we add our data to the ever growing final presentation and our ultimate goal of national recognition. The North Carolina segment begins along the northern sections of Rockingham County near the banks of…See More
Mar 8
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Finding The Colonial Records

I have many family historians ask me exactly where to find the colonial records for their families. It's just not that simple to answer. It greatly depends on the individual colony and the immediate area. Each colony organized their records differently from others. For me, personally, I've found records tucked away in local churches and I've found them stored in wooden crates underneath an old hardware store. These records are stored in many unique places. Learning the history of the area will…See More
Mar 8
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Early History & Genealogy of Washington County, TN 1760 1770

Discover the details of eastern Tennessee by learning more about the early history and the people who settled the area prior to statehood. Many families left...
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Atkins, Bennett, Beckerdite,Bodenhamer,Collett,Cromer, Dean, Doss, Eaton, Ebert, Fischel,Fishel,Gibbins, Hein, Idol, Imes, Johnson, King, Kiser, Loesch, McBride, Motsinger, Noah, Pegram, Raper, Rominger, Rothrock, Schaub, Schor, Sides, Slate, Smith, Spach, Teague, Tesh, Vance, Vogler, Weavil, Welch and many more
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
United States, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, England
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
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I specialize in 17th and 18th century research. I also have knowledge of early roads and military records and data.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I became involved with genealogy after completing a book report assignment for my English teacher during the 7th grade. It consisted of three generations of my family tree.
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Stringing Tobacco & The Talk At The Barn

When I was working in tobacco as a kid in rural North Carolina, little did I realize that one day, I would be writing about it. This is my latest article from the Genealogy#OffTheGrid series. Share with me your thoughts and comments. Most of all, Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!

Stringing Tobacco & The Talk At The Barn…

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Posted on May 27, 2020 at 9:05pm

State of Franklin or North Carolina

This article is part of a series pertaining to the State of Franklin. 

As many family historians begin their personal research, a huge amount of eastern Tennessee records can be found in North Carolina. This chapter goes into detail the origins about the…

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Posted on May 14, 2020 at 1:25pm

The Mayo River Crossing of The Great Wagon Road

The Great Wagon Road Project has been concentrating on the North Carolina section until August of this year. As we trace the road through the various creeks and streams, we add our data to the ever growing final presentation and our ultimate goal of national recognition. The North Carolina segment begins…

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Posted on March 8, 2020 at 3:05pm

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