Winnie Had No Use For The Time Change!

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I’ve spent the last few days adjusting to the change back to standard time from Daylight Savings Time. The shift hasn’t been too difficult this year.

There was a time when making the adjustment from Daylight Savings Time back to the standard time was very difficult. Any parent of small children knows the havoc […]

Anita Carr Talbott

Anita Carr Talbott

Anita Geneva Carr Talbott

10 Mar 1917- 5 Oct 2013

Percy Haley Identified

Back in April 2012, I posted a photograph taken on the Clarkton Bridge near Clarkton, VA. At the time I did not know who the young man on the right of the photograph was.

Clarkton Bridge 1910

I showed this photograph to a few cousins at the Haley family reunion I attended in Keysville, […]

While the Children are Away…..

Danville, VA Post Office

…Mom takes a road trip (or two!).

I love getting away from my computer to research genealogy! While I love researching with my computer, it’s nice to get away and talk to real people.

Last week I headed up to Danville, VA. In the Danville public library the Virginia-North Carolina […]

My Ancestor Did That?! The Ladies’ Turn

I had a lot of fun with the recent post My Ancestor Did That?!! . It was a fun way to think about my ancestors’ lives.

Now it’s time for the Ladies’ Turn at My Ancestor Did That?!! The list is shorter this time around. Information about the women in the family tree is harder […]

Answers to “My Ancestor Did That?!”

Here are the answers to the last post My Ancestors Did That?!

How many did you get right?

Great grandfathers:

One was good with numbers. – Silas Baker Carr

One couldn’t hold a job. – Silas Baker Carr

One was a horse trader. – James Abe White

One never left the farm. – Bossy Talbott


Who Jesse Haley’s Father Was Not

Souce: The Graphics Fairy

I continue to pursue the parents of Jesse Haley. Thus far, they have eluded me. (Some days I think he was just found under a cabbage leaf!) But time away from research on Jesse usually clears the fog – at least a little bit.

In the past I made of […]

Clara Celebrates By the Numbers

I received this newspaper clipping in the mail recently. (Thanks, Martha and Nancy!) The clipping dates back to 1952 and most likely appeared in The Charlotte Gazette published in Drake’s Branch, VA. My GG grandmother Clara Holt Haley observed her 85th birthday in 1952. (Clara was living outside Charlotte Courthouse, Charlotte County, Va.)

I’ve […]

Mystery Photograph Identified


He arrived in my inbox this week from a Haley cousin. (Thanks, Joyce!)

But who is he?

His photograph had hung in my Haley cousin’s home, but no one knew exactly who he was.

A Haley or an Elder? Will Haley or the father of John Bernard Elder? These men seemed the most likely […]

Genea-Santa Came Through!

Every year young children write wishful letters to Santa Claus. Sending Santa their wishes in hopes of obtaining their hearts desire – and avoiding a stocking full of coal!

Well, genealogists write letters to Santa Clause, too. Well, Genea-Santa.

I found my Dear Genea-Santa post from December 2009. I made my requests and quite honestly […]

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