Posts tagged ‘Jones family’

January 4, 2013

Feature Friday: The Life and Times of C. J. Crunkleton

I keep waiting for someone to ask me why I included all the local and regional news in my book on Rabun County’s earliest newspapers, instead of only the obituaries and death notices as many compilers do.

No one’s asked, but I think it’s an important question, and my answer is this: Newspapers are, in and of themselves, an important resource outside of the fact that they can serve as a substitute for vital and court records. To demonstrate this, let’s look at excerpts from early issues of The Clayton Tribune and The Tallulah Falls Spray pertaining to a gentleman named C. J. Crunkleton.

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April 30, 2012

The Estate of Benjamin Odell, Rabun Co., GA

A while back, someone asked me about the estate records of Benjamin Odell. I’ve made partial indexes of many of the early probate books for Rabun County, so I was able to quickly go to the right pages in two of those books to find information recorded on Benjamin’s estate. I’m not going to post the entire estate proceedings here (that would take a lot of room), but I did want to point out a few interesting items that could be used to answer the questions many researchers might have about this family.

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July 5, 2009

A Sunday Walk Around the Blogs

Interesting blog and news articles I’ve stumbled across during the past week.

Study Groups Take Many Forms by Stefani Evans for the Las Vegas Sun. Ms. Evans describes the phenomenon of virtual or online study groups for genealogists. Includes a link to a related article.

Tombstone Tuesday from Georgia Black Crackers by Mavis Jones. Ms. Jones shares pictures of two of her Pierce ancestors tombstones, and gives a link to a volunteer web site for those needing cemetery research in Georgia.

My Brickwall Ancestor: John Kelly, (1840 – 1905) – Madness Monday at Still More Genealogy: Because there’s just no end to the genealogy. Aside from the catchy title of the blog, I was struck by how thorough this author’s attempts have been, both in breaking this brick wall and in writing about it. Kudos and good luck!

Discounted NEHGS Memberships Through July 31, 2009 by Thomas MacEntee for Examiner.com. MacEntee describes the benefits of membership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, which is a bargain at $60 per year…but only if you sign up before July 31st. After that, you’ll have to pay the normal membership fee of $75 per annum (which is still a bargain, IMHO).

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