Category Archives: Genealogy

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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Organize your Genealogy from the beginning.

“For many genealogical researhers the task of organizing years of records from file cabinets to computer based programs is an overwhelming task.  The age of computers and digitization is upon us and the years of file folders and big cabinets … 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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Searching the Census

      “When doing genealogy research one of the best places to start is with a census.  The census can reveal many things depending on the year you are looking for. A census can help you establish the Composition of the … Continue reading

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Genealogy Webinars

“I am one who likes to sit in a class, soak in the environment, and learn from the experts in the room. I’ve been a little skeptical about whether or not a webinar would be as good as a live Speaker or … Continue reading

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Basic Computer Class

Title: Basic Computer Class Location: Oakhurst FHC Description: 6 to 8 week series of Basic Computing Classes. Taught by Ron Firestine. For the Beginner and intermediate Computer User. Great introduction for people wanting to begin putting their Family History on … 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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