Archive for April, 2013

April 8, 2013

When Was Amy (Nichols) Ledford Born?

Last week, I briefly discussed documentation for John Ledford’s date of death. The conflicts between the information presented in various records pertaining to John’s death were fairly easy to resolve. His wife’s date of birth presents a much stickier situation.

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April 5, 2013

Upcoming Lectures

I am presenting the following topics over the next few months.

On Saturday, 13 April 2013, I will be at the Genealogical Computer Society of GA in Roswell. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Our first topic will be “Foundations of Research into the Past: Essential Skills for Genealogists,” which provides an overview of the basic research process. A problem-solving workshop will follow, based around a case study using indirect evidence to tie Amy (Nichols) Ledford of Macon Co., NC, to her parents and siblings.

On Monday, 13 May 2013, I will be at the Central Georgia Genealogical Society in Warner Robins discussing the topic, “Finding the Extra! Extra! in Newspapers.” The meeting begins at 8 p.m. Newspapers are a particular favorite of mine, and I look forward to discussing their uses with this group.

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, I will be at the Rabun County Public Library in Clayton to present “Digging the Foundations of Research into the Past.” The presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Visitors are welcome at all programs. Y’all come!

April 2, 2013

John Ledford’s Date of Death

Today is the 120th anniversary of the death of my great-great-great grandfather, John Ledford.

John Ledford
Mar 1 1822
Apr 1 1894

Given the date on his tombstone, y’all probably think I’ve gone ’round the bend, but no, I haven’t. (Not yet, anyway.)

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