Category Archives: Family History

John Henry Avery on Harvesting corn in 1919

For years as we have visited my parents in Illinois it has been a standing joke that the most exciting thing to do was watch the corn grow and see which side of the road the soybeans were planted on … Continue reading

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Creating the History in Family History

“Every once in awhile an artifact will come across your desk when doing genealogy that makes all the hours of researching worth it.  Sometimes its in the form of a particular article left by an ancestor, it may be the … Continue reading

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William Hubbs of Laurens County South Carolina Patriot or Loyalist ?

“The first colony established on the Ashley river in the present state of south Carolina was in the year 1671.  These early settlers were a group of English people direct from the Old World, and another group, the members of … Continue reading

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Sarah Elizabeth Ellis Carter

                 Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Hezekiah Ellis and Sarah/Sallie Gunnel Hurst.  She was born on the 10 April probably in the year 1824 in Fayette Co. Kentucky.  Her father died within the year that she was born … Continue reading

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Genealogy Class

Title: Genealogy Class Location: FHC 49967 Rd 427 Oakhurst Description: Learn how to use Census Records Start Time: 1:00 Date: 2011-1-12 The first in a series of classes will be offered On Wednesday Jan. 12 at 1:00 at the Family … Continue reading

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Kats Mountain in the News!

It’s always exciting when you get a call from the newspaper asking for an interview to run a feature article. Especially when it’s on my favorite subjects Genealogy, Family History and the Family History Center.  The Sierra Star has been … Continue reading

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Googles Books, Genealogy and William Boyles

Sometimes as genealogy researchers it is easy to get stuck in a rut and not move past those old familiar sites we always use to find our hidden ancestors. Google Books should become one of those familiar spots. Each family … Continue reading

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What do the Records really show?

A few years ago my children were given an assignment in their History Class. Now I am not one to be intimidated by School assignments but this one caught me especially off guard. The assignment: Talk to a veteran of … Continue reading

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