My ancestor Laban Morris never built on his own land. He did buy a parcel in 1814 (found in Deed Book 39, p. 589-591) from the heirs of Hardy Gatlin, but then he turned around and sold it to Hiram Pollard in 1815. Since I’m forever picking apart every single clue that I can to determine […]
I really am enjoying the new and improved Ancestor Hints on AncestryDNA — especially now that they have the ability to color code matches into surname and other custom groups. One issue that keeps coming up, though, is suggested matches who may not have their data exactly right. One such case is Rachel Ann Spear […]
I logged in to AncestryDNA today and was greeted by a new feature called ThruLines™ where the DNA Circles used to be. I’m always excited to see new features and this one was no exception until I saw what was coming up in my ThruLines. The Perpetuation of Family Tree “Fake News” Thomas Morris and Rachel Platt […]
The following are Craven County Spear deeds(and all related spellings). This is not a comprehensive list. The following are Beaufort County JOHN SPEIR deeds.
I’m organizing my genealogy files for the ten millionth time. I thought since I’ve downloaded so many deeds from the Craven, Beaufort, and Pitt County Register of Deeds I might start posting them here, beginning with Craven County Anderson Deeds & Grants. No, I’m not transcribing all of these, and this is obviously not a […]
Oh my goodness. How does this even happen!? Just look. Wait… let me help you zoom in closer so you can see the level of crazy that we’re dealing with here… So which is it, Ancestry? Am I in the Lovie HOLMES circle, or am I in the Sinah HILL circle? Because they are two […]
If you’re not already a member of Beaufort County Genealogical Society, you might want to be. When you’re a member, you receive their genealogy journal, Pamteco Tracings. There have been some real gems in that publication over the years. This post features just one of the kinds of treasures you can find in its pages. […]