I have found tons of useful, accurate and even highly unexpected information on Find-A-Grave memorials. Just yesterday, I found memorial photos posted by Tamara Truette Peterson that not only showed the gravestones, but were labeled, so I could see my family's physical burial relations to one another. Considering it is unlikely I'll make it to Nebraska … Continue reading Find-A-Grave Ups and Downs
The first few days of my genealogy research, I imported a lot of mistakes into my tree because I naively believed that if someone had taken the time to build something as personal as their family tree, they had also taken the time to fact-check. It only made sense. Right? Wrong! I can almost see some … Continue reading Squirrely Dates
According to my 5th great-grandmother, Barbra, she was born between 1771-5 in a Cherokee village near Randolph County, North Carolina. She married Adam Whisenhunt (b. 1769) and they moved to Arkansas. She told all of her (14) children, she was full-blooded Cherokee. At least one son, Noah Whisenhunt (and his children) were admitted to the Cherokee rolls. Two of … Continue reading Cherokee Princess?