Research

Category focuses on Research in Genealogy and History as it relates to Genealogy.

Great Research Site for “Old” Books

Great Research Site for “Old” Books

The site — ForgottenBooks.com — has tons of books of ALL kinds. Are there books that are JUST about genealogy?  Yes. Type genealogy in the search field. You can search for free? Yes. In fact the site has a variety of searches available. If I find a book I need, can I read the whole […]

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“STOREY – McILWAIN” by June Curry Maddox

“STOREY – McILWAIN” by June Curry Maddox

by June Curry Maddox (date unknown)

      My mother, Grace Storey Curry told me my great-great grandfather John S. Storey left Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1825 and came to Coweta County Georgia. With that information, I began my search for John S. Storey and his ancestors in the Spartanburg County South Carolina Court House in 1963.

Thus begins the record of June Curry Maddox’s findings of that search. Nichols Library will house “The June Currey Maddox Collection” which was so large it is taken considerable time to organize & make room for all of the great research accomplished by this wonderful deceased member.

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Free Chart: Census Comparison Information, 1790-1940

Free Chart: Census Comparison Information, 1790-1940

A good chart from Ancestry.com [free] displays a comparison of census information, 1790-1940. The chart is on the 1940 Census Wiki page. Very helpful when trying to determine what census asked questions such as “Month of birth” (don’t we wish that was asked on ALL of them!) Link: Comparison of Census Information, 1790-1940. Photo by […]

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What You Are Missing in Unindexed Records on FamilySearch

What You Are Missing in Unindexed Records on FamilySearch

Why is this important to you? Do you know what an unindexed record is? What if you wanted to find those in a specific state, like Alabama? Did you know there was a census in Alabama in 1856 that is unindexed? And your search doesn’t look there.

If any ONE of those questions gets your attention, you’ll want to read this post.

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Latest Online Alabama Newspapers

Latest Online Alabama Newspapers

Alabama does not have a central online repository for searching historical newspapers.

Most of us within the northeast Alabama area know that the Gadsden Times have some of their historic newspapers online. But when you see the list on “Alabama Online Historical Newspapers Summary” (updated June 2015), be prepared for your jaw to drop.

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