The speaker is Gwen Williams.
Topic: Climbing the Sugar Tree on Cripple Creek / Finding my way back to Old VA.
Vital Records are so important in genealogical research. It helps to know when the state began to
require record Birth, Marriage, and Death to be recorded. Be aware that a death record does NOT mean that death certificate was required or recorded.
In Alabama, the years are:
|Birth – 1908|||||Marriage – 1936|||||Death – 1908|
~ Source: Vital Records Chart.
Note that the chart lists ALL of the United States.
You *STILL* have time. I know of at least one of our NEAGS members who has traced (and documented) her ancestors to Jamestown. Current articles on the Internet are focusing on the political buzzwords “global warming” because the U.S. Interior Secretary visited the Island. The island was hit by hurricane force winds several years ago. Articles state the island could be flooded (over time due to rising seas). None state how much or how fast. See the Historic Jamestown site for what to see on a visit as well as its history.
~~ At Nichols Library today we were assisting someone in newspaper research and in doing so I stumbled upon a new site. Well, actually the site is *not* new. It is just new to me.
The site is Newspaper Abstracts and covers not only the United States but other countries as well.
Obituaries are filled with wonderful pieces of information such as place of birth, parents names, spouse, children, grand-children. I personally love reading the “old” obits which often would tell the sad story of what caused the death. I once read one that basically said that the poor young man had been stupid (he was killed in an accident) otherwise he’d be alive that day and not a sorrow to his dear mother.