Friday, November 16, 2018

Where to Share your Genealogy Posts Now

With all the fanfare of losing viewers at Facebook due to the new algorithims and now the loss of Google+, I am now posting on https://www.georgiapioneers.com.genealogyhistory.info/
This blog can be added to the screen of your phone for easy convenience viewing
Also posting on Mastodon with handle @genealogy 
Mastodon is new to the market and gaining viewers. To those who wish to share genealogy posts, I suggest Mastodon  




Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy 

Georgia Pioneers is now offering a Subscription to 8 Genealogy Websites for the low, low rate of $75.00.  It will be available throughout November and then the subscriptions to this good deal will be closed.  For more details CLICK HERE
Includes VA, NC, SC, KY, GA, TN, AL



Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, October 29, 2018

Genealogy on the Front Porch


Front Porch Genealogy Solutions

front porchSometimes it seems like there is little hope of finding records of the ancestors. The process is like unto an intricate puzzle of small pieces which do not seem to fit anywhere. Everyone has scaps of genealogical data on their surnames. But how do we find something more specific, something which will connect to our information? The answers lie in discovering the people in the neighborhood where your ancestor resided during a certain time period. They all connect, you know, whether as friends or relatives. The American past can be subdivided into eras and locations which is occupied by a specific group of people. The task is to assemble each family in family group sheets, regardless of whether they are in your direct line. If they have the same surname, a good practice is to consider them relatives and the only way to establish this is with family group sheets. Then, the marriages on these sheets help to establish relationships. It is a cousin thing. The sheets provide a place to enter the little scaps of paper. Eventually, we understand more about the relationships, which helps to eliminate certain people. Image sitting upon a front porch in a rural area. It is spring and the land is being plowed for planting. A neighbor has come to assist. On Sunday, this same neighbor is at church with his wife and children. Who do you suppose your children will marry? The answer is someone in this setting. That is why the names of witnesses to documents, such as deeds, marriages and old wills is so important. As the community grows and documents are recorded at the local court house, the neighborhood is being documented. 


Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, October 22, 2018

When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

 When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

The modern age of technology is wonderful!  However, we must not rely upon genealogy programs to find the ancestors. Everyone knows that tracing the family roots is a tedious process involving many long years of hard work. To the new researchers out there: one cannot just sign up somewhere and expect to find the family tree.  Should you think that this is the case, the work itself is riddled with errors.  For this reason connecting to a World Tree is not advisable. One must keep their errors to themselves, not share them!  That is, until they are resolved with factual evidence.  Otherwise, in the end, that World Tree will be a trash dump no one wants to tackle.  Already the term "junk genealogy" has emerged and cleanup is near impossible. The computer programs of today merging data are not cutting it.  Hence, human beings must continue to control genealogical research and maintain it privately on a simple computer program.



Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

If your Name is Bacon .....


If your name is Bacon, your Ancestor was probably Sir Francis Bacon.  This lineage is traced back to ca 1595 on Virginiapioneers.net   After joining, clock on the "genealogy vault".




Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Wreck of the "Sea Venture"

The Wreck of the "Sea Venture"

Map of BermudaOn July 28, a violent storm arose which separated the "Sea Venture" from the rest of the fleet was described by William Strachey, secretary to Lord De La Warr and passenger on the ship as a dreadful tempest and the tail of a West Indies hurricane which laster four days and nights. The storm drove the ship toward the dangerous and dreaded islands of Bermuda. Nearing the shore, the ship was 

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Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Find your Virginia Ancestors

Now may be the time for you to join Virginia Pioneers.net !  More genealogy database has been added to Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia - all accessibl with the same password under "Georgia Pioneers".  The largest addition by far is the Genealogy Vault which includes 3000+ traced families and Special Collections!

An extra available service to members (expires soon) is that I will personally research (FREE) the ancestor which whom you are experiencing the most problems and afterwards share it on the website to that others working on the same lineage may contact you and/or share their information.  To take advantage, join below.




Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy