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August 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Natural Disasters 101 - From September 2009

I am sitting here in Houston, waiting for Hurricane Ike to arrive. It’s 9AM and he’s not expected until around midnight but I’m nervous and not quite sure what to do. Arranging things around the house, most of it seems pointless. You never really know what’s going to happen until it happens. Will we flood? Will windows break from flying tree branches or patio furniture? Nobody can say for sure. But we are lucky and out of the way of such disaster that would require evacuating.



Added by Stefani Twyford on August 31, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Enter to Win Free Paul Larson Book and CD!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 31, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

How to Identify Ancestors and Confirm Relationships through DNA Testing

This is the title of my new DNA Testing Guide. You can download it free from this page.

My DNA Testing Adviser web site  has a lot of useful information for genealogists, adoptees and others. Yet I felt an overview was needed to put the different DNA tests in perspective.

I describe the four major test types. Then I summarize their purposes, strengths…


Added by Richard Hill on August 30, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Brick Wall Breakthrough: A Case Study

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 30, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

William and Rebecca Wood, Rowan Co, NC

I am  searching for William Wood and his wife Rebecca, which could not be her name, from Rowan County NC.  I found William and Rebecca listed on FamilySearch, he was born in about 1752,she about 1758.  They had 13 children, They were supposed to have moved some time later to Rhea Co Tennessee with Jacob Walser and Thomas Hall and families.  He would be my GGG grandmothers father and she was Nany Wood Hall, she married Thomas Hall from the same place on Nov 6,1801, in Rowan county, listed on…


Added by Helen Hall Medlin on August 30, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

Just in from NGS Regarding LDS.....

Online FamilySearch microfilm ordering available to CA and the Pacific NW

Posted: 29 Aug 2011 05:00 AM PDT

Kimberly Powell, Guide, tells us the following:

“The new Family History Library microfilm…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 29, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Stump Family of Berks Co, PA

This blog is for the Stump Family, they originated in Germany, came to the US in the early 1700's. Landed in NY, then moved on to Tulpehocken, Berks Co, PA, some went to Lebanon PA, some went to Ontario Canada, other migrated into OH and Noble Co, and Elkhart Co IN.  Click on the link below and find out if your Stump Family is related to my Stump Family.



Added by Nancy Featherly Stump on August 29, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Sneek Peek at FGS Vendor Demos!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 29, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Gathel Josephine (Bush)Tewart-August 26,1909-August 20,2011.-By Devin K.Turner

On Saturday August 20th,2011-My Great Aunt-Gathel Josephine (Bush)Tewart died at the Chestertown,Maryland Rehbilition and Nursing Home located in Chestertown,Maryland. She is buried at the Denton Cemetery in Denton,Maryland located in Caroline County,Maryland.

Added by DEVIN K.TURNER on August 27, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Digging in a Deed: Clues to Break Through Your Brick Wall

If you will take the time to deed into deeds, you just may find the clues to break through your brick walls.  Find out how!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 27, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Looking at a Deed

What's in a deed?  Here's what you need to know!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 26, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

More Research, Preparation and Completion for Visiting Other Places.

I recently wrote about doing "Homework"  before one travels.  I want to elaborate on the Homework  in this note.
Homework is the checking of all sources you can do before you head out the door.  …

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 25, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Land Terms Greek No More

Are land terms Greek to you?  Here's help!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 25, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

All Saints Church, Helmsley , North Yorkshire - Free Headstone Images

A small collection of images of Monumental Headstones and Markers taken at the above cemetery are available to download  at Ancestry Central  ( – go to find a grave – Select Cemetery/name etc) or select this Tiny Url…


Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on August 25, 2011 at 4:16am — No Comments

Genealogy Research, the Right Way? or the not Thinking Way?


  Researching, Preparation and Completion, the Right Way or the not Thinking Way?


  I just read a very, very sad tale, that could have been so very, very different. I want to share with everyone, 

  what I learned and why it is so valuable to follow. 


   A researcher on a rootsweb list page posted a tale of woe and discontent of sorts, not total but enough to say that 

   their ground work was not laid even if they had extra hands and…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 24, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Accessing Subsequent Land Records

How do you find a land record that took place AFTER the transfer from the government or state?  Find out!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 24, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Accessing Public Land Records

Ready to search for your ancestor's public land record?  I'll tell you how!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 23, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments

Boarder clans

Were can I find info? Looking info on the bells.  also Mc call, Dysart,Burnett,Aiken

Added by Joan Elizabeth Blair on August 22, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Armchair Travel Travel

Ever wish you could just go see where your ancestor lived but can't travel right now?  Try this!

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on August 22, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

New Blog - Beehive Genealogy

As Erin put it “It is my attempt to make sense of my ancestors, their place in time, and the communities they lived in as they moved west in Canada”. She had been on since August the 11th , and has written such blogs as “Vic and Cassie Lloyd”, and 'The Benefits of Asking Questions and Questioning Answers”.

She also does blogs on such subjects as “Friday Funny”, “Saturday Surnames”, and “Tombstone Tuesday Erin writes with an easy and informed style, and one hopes that she keeps up the…


Added by Elizabeth Lapointe on August 21, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments

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