This is the third installment in the series of Cecile’s Scrapbook. You can see the previous posts here and here.
Is this not a great picture?
Baby Cecil White’s photograph would have been take sometime during 1917. Notice at the bottom of the page, her sister Violet’s photograph is missing. I wonder if Grandmom [...]
A return address for the Surry County register of deeds on a plain white envelope made my genealogy heart go pitter patter. In that envelope was the delayed birth certificate for my maternal grandmother Cecile Clara White.
I am most fortunate to have grown up knowing my grandmother. I spent many summers with her [...]
Below are the beginning pages of Cecile Clara White’s teenage scrapbook. You can read more about Cecile and her scrapbook here. If you are a Surry County, NC researcher, you may find familiar names listed below. I do not know the identity or the relationship they had to my grandmother and her family.
If you [...]
I was going to entitle this post ”Gathering the Documents”, but this title seems to work so much better(!).
I have started gathering the documents needed to prove my lineage and join the DAR. I need to prove the birth, marriage and death (if applicable) dates for each generation back to James Harward. That shouldn’t [...]
For quite some time now I and another researcher (Hi, Jack!) have been researching our White family ancestors. As you can imagine, researching men with the surname of White in NC and VA is a bit daunting. Needless to say, Cajabeth White has proven to be the “brick wall” in the White family [...]
I do love researching my ancestors in county courthouses. This week I got to spend time in the Mecklenburg County, VA courthouse in Boydton, VA.
Mecklenburg County Courthouse
A beautiful drive up through rural NC and VA led me to the historic town of Boydton, VA. Inside the records room is very modern. The [...]