Where Third Cousins Meet

I thought about titling this post:

This Is Why I Blog

I met Laura and Ruth recently in August.

Third Cousins Laura and Lisa

Earlier in August Laura contacted me because she had found her great grandfather Britton Howard mentioned here on my blog.  Britton Howard was the brother of Connie Howard, my great [...]

Utiley Jane Harward

Utiley J Harward

The above is an from the Harward Family Bible.  Until this week, I never knew the real identity of this individual.  I was not able to decipher the first name. I was not even sure if this person was a male or a female. The general consensus of my Harward (Howard) [...]

New In My Library

I was very excited to recently add these two books to my genealogy library: Wake – Capitol County of North Carolina, Vol. 1  by Elizabeth Reid Murray and Wake – Capitol County of North Carolina, Vol 2 by K Todd Johnson and Elizabeth Reid Murray.  I highly recommend both books if you research in Wake County, [...]

Heritage Tourism

Heritage tourism is defined as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past”. Source: Wikipedia

I have been fortunate enough to be able to visit the places many of my ancestors lived and worked.  I was surprised by the number of locations I could actually find. With minimal travel [...]

Research Updates

I thought I would update my cousins and fellow researchers where I am in my research.  I have been a little quiet in posting my research mostly because I am involved in “community” research.  In some cases I have “lost” my ancestor’s trail and am currently researching all those associated with my ancestor.  It is [...]

My GGGGG Grandmother

My GGGGG grandmother was Rosannah Barbee, wife of James Harward.  I know quite a bit about James.  He was born in Virginia about 1760, moved to North Carolina about 1767 and lived in the same area of what is now Wake County for the rest of his life. James is fairly easy to follow through [...]

Advice From The Expert

I was fortunate to spend the day at the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s fall workshop today.  Barbara Vines Little spent the day speaking on colonial research.  I have heard Barbara speak on other occasions and was eagerly looking forward to hearing her speak again.  Her specialty is colonial research in Virginia.

Colonial Virginia. 1760′s.  King and Queen [...]

Who Else Is In That Pension File?

I am following Cinamon’s example over at (Mis)Adventures of a Genealogist. She has been in the process of analyzing her Luttrell ancestor’s pension file.  In the process Cinamon noticed that many who provided affidavits on her ancestor’s behalf provided information on their own lives as well.  She has listed out the names of the individuals [...]

A Little Mystery Solved

I have known since early into my research of the Howard (Harward) family that James Harward (1760-1840) was in the home of Daniel Parham in the White Oak District of Wake County, NC for the 1840 federal census.  (James died in Sep 1840). I have just never known why.  Who was this Daniel Parham?  Was he [...]

I Just Love a Good Map

Over Christmas I received Google Earth for Genealogy, Vol 1 and 2. This is a great CD set developed by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems. Lisa’s CD’s showed me how to use Google Earth to map my ancestors. Yes, I probably could have figured it out on my own, but Lisa showed me the [...]

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