Tag Archives: Georgia

Adair Project – Ella E. (Mitchell) Adair

Ancestor Bio – Ella E (Mitchell)Adair 52 Ancestors – Week 190 By Don Taylor This week I look at Ella E. Mitchell. As is so often the case with women ancestors, her life events are defined by her husband and … Continue reading

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Community Context Research Yields Clues

 Adair Project By Don Taylor Determining Elmer D. Adair’s parents has been frustrating me for some time. He is the paternal grandfather in my Adair Project and something of a nefarious character. He wasn’t spoken about in the Adair family. … Continue reading

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AH-06 – Svend Christian Hansen (1899-1955)

I would never of thought it, but there are several people named Svend Hansen who were born in 1899 or 1900.  Trying to untangle them is quite a chore, particularly because several of them were sailors. There are many ships that … Continue reading

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Two George Scoggins’ in Cobb County, Georgia?

Two George Scoggins’ in Cobb County, Georgia? I’m always prepared to start over a particular line of research if an inconsistency occurs and it seems I have one in my Scoggins Project.    I was doing research, for a close … Continue reading

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Deserter, Traitor, Malingerer?

Deserter, Traitor, Malingerer? You Decide. Sometimes there is a reason why a family doesn’t speak much about an ancestor.  A very good friend of mine had virtually no oral history regarding an ancestor, a second great grandfather. He and his … Continue reading

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McAllister Murder – January 29, 1925 – Bell’s Preliminary Hearing Tomorrow

Savannah Press27 January 1925  FIND NEGRO BOY CHOPPED IN HEAD NEAR M’ALLISTERS DISCOVERED NEAR THE CANAL; CITY POLICE INVESTIGATING ONE SUSPECT IS HELD AT BARRACKS An unidentified negro boy with wounds in, his head similar to those that killed Edward … Continue reading

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City Directories

US Census Records are among the most important records used in genealogical research. They are a treasure trove of information; however, they come out only once every ten years leaving huge gaps.  With the 1890 census having lost so many … Continue reading

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Stop Georgia State Archives Closing

I received an eMail regarding the Georgia State Archives being Closed to Public Access.  Today’s number of supporters is 16,626 and 50,000 supporters are needed.  I signed the petition and I hope you will too. ——————— The secretary of State has announced … Continue reading

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