BE CAREFUL WITH FAMILY HISTORIES!
Have you discovered a family history has already been written about your family? Don't assume your job is done. While the history book is a good source of information, many family genealogies contain errors, especially if it was written before computers. Research up until 20 years ago was different from today. Family historians pursued their hobby by writing to other family members and requesting information. Most of the data came from memory or a few documents. Censuses, indexes, and vital records were usually unavailable. Memories were helpful with families that remained in one area for many generations but difficult if they moved and searching documents locally was much easier than traveling.
You still need to be careful if a professional genealogist researched and published the book, even with citations. In the 19th and 20th century, many family genealogies were produced to prove descent from founding fathers. Since genealogy was a source of income, sometimes, if a black sheep was discovered, a genealogy history might have been improved and information dropped on the errant ancestor. Many fraudulent pedigrees were done during this time. Beware of any work completed by Gustave Anjou (1863-1942). He forged many bogus genealogies according to the Genealogical Journal of the Utah Genealogical Association (vol. 19, nos. 1&2, 1991).
But don't abandon that family genealogy book. The information will usually provide a good starting point with leads to be checked and verified by finding primary records. Many original sources are now available online or on microfilm. Look for citations and use them to obtain copies of the original document and your family genealogy will be much more accurate.
Be sure to read the following stories. They'll bring back memories and a few laughs.
WAITING FOR THE MAILMAN by Jean Butterworth
A Dollar Well Spent by Clifford Dobyns
COUNTRY DINNER by Dorothy Graham Gast
DOG GOT SICK - by Ernie Powers
The Iceman Made Life Easier - by Steve A. Maze
Have a great weekend!
Donna R Causey
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ALABAMA PIONEERS NEWSLETTER
VOL. 5 EDITION 31
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ALABAMA PIONEERS CONTEST
Congratulations to last week's contest winner! Melba Clark was the 12th person with the correct answer, Morgan County. The story can be found here.
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New –DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GREEN (1768-1837) Bibb County, Alabama Compiled by DONNA R. CAUSEY with Notes and Sources
New - BIOGRAPHIES OF NOTABLE & SOME NOT-SO-NOTABLE ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME VI
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ALABAMA GENEALOGY WEBSITES
Interment.net - A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED BOOKS
A COLLECTION OF PERRY COUNTY ALABAMA PIONEERS Vol I Reveals the relationships between the TUBB, MAHAN, FORD, MCCAULEY, OAKES, WATTERS, EDWARDS, BENNETT, RADFORD, WHITE, WALLACE, OSBORN, MAYES and ABERCROMBIE. Descendant surnames include:
ABERCROMBIE, ALLEN, ANDERSON, APPERSON, ATCHISON, AUBREY, AYCOCK, BAILEY, BAIN, BARNES, BARNETT, BARTON, BATES, BEATY, BEECH, BEEMAN, BELL, BENNETT, BENSON, BIGGS, BILLINGSLEA, BILLINGSLEY, BILLINGSLIE, BLASSINGAME, BLEDSOE, BLEVINS, BLUFF, BOLLING, BOND, BOONE, BOUNDS, BOYD,BRADLEY, BRADSHAW, BRANDON, BRANTLEY, BRELAND, BROOME, BROWN, BRYAN, BUCKLEY, BURRIS, BURROUGHS, CAIN, CAPSHAW, CARDING, CARPENTER, CARR, CHANCELLOR, CHANDLER, CLAIBORN, COBB, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLINS, COMER, COOK, CORBIN, CORLEY, CORNELIUS, COSBY, COTTINGHAM, CRANE, CRAWFORD, CREEL, CROSS, CROTWELL, CROW, CULPEPPER, CUMMINGS, CUNNINGHAM, DANIELS, DAVIS, DAY, DECKER, DENTON, DERDEN, DIGBY, DONAGHEY, DONAGHUE, DOW, DRIVER, DUNCAN, DUNLAP, DUKE, EARLE, EASTMAN, EDWARDS, EILAND, ELLIOTT, ESPETH, FAIR, FALCON, FARRAR, FIKE, FINDLEY, FISHER, FLOYD, FOGARTY, FONDREN, FORD, FOSTER, FREELONG,
FRINKS, FULLER, FULTON, GARNER, GARY, GIBBONS, GILL, GLAZE, GOGGINS, GOODWIN, GORDON, GOULDS, GOWEN, GRAHAM, GRAYSON, GREEN, GREGG, GRESSETT, GRIFFIN, GROSS, GULLEY, HACKWORTH, HALL, HAM, HAMBRIGHT, HAMBURG, HAMMOND, HANSON, HARBOUR, HARLAN, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HARVEY, HAYES, HEARD, HENLEY, HENRY, HENSON, HEATLEY, HENDRIX, HERRING, HICKS, HIGLEY, HOGUE, HOLBROOK, HOLLAND, HOLLIFIELD, HOPKINS, HOPPER, HOWARD, HUBBARD, HUBERT, HUDSON, HUFF, HUNTER, HUTTO, IVY, JACKSON, JACOBS, JAMES, JENKINS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, KELLY, KEMP, KENNON, KILGORE, KILLLINGSWORTH, KING, KOEN, KUYKENDALL, LANCASTER, LANHAM, LEACH, LEE, LEFTWICH, LESTER, LOCKETT, LONG, LOWERY, LUMPKIN, LUNDY, MABREY, MAHAN, MARTIN, MASON, MATTHEWS, MAYBERRY, MAYES, MAYFIELD, MAYS, MCCAMMON, MCCAULEY, MCLEOD, MCCULLOUGH, MCFADDEN, MCGOWEN, MCILVEEN, MCMAHON, MEDDERS, MEGGS, MEIGS, MELTON, MIDDLETON, MILLER, MILLOTT,
MILLS, MIREE, MIXON, MOFFATT, MONROE, MOODY, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISON, MORTON, MOSELEY, MURRAY, NALL, NALLEY, NEWMAN, NIX, NORMAN, NULL, OAKES, OAKS, OGLEE, OLIVER, ORENBAUM, OSBORN, OSBORNE, OSBOURN, OSBURN, OTT, PACE, PAGE, PALMORE, PARRISH, PATRICK, PERRY, PHILGREEN, PHILLIPS, PIPER, PITTS, PLUMMER, POLLY, POOLE, POTTS, POUNDS, POWERS, PRATT, PRICE, PUCKETT, RADFORD, RAGSDALE, RAILEY, RAMEY, RAWLS, READ, REDMAN, REED, RESTER, REYNOLDS, RICE, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROLISON, ROSS, RUFF, RUTHERFORD, RUTLAND, SANDEFER, SANDERS, SANDERSON, SANFORD, SAWYER, SENST, SEYMOUR, SHEVERELL, SHIELDS, SIDERATOS, SMITH, SMITHERMAN, SNEAD, SPLAWN, SPROTT, STANLEY, STEVENS, STEWART, STONE, STOVALL, STURDIVANT, SULLIVAN, SUMMERLIN, SUTTLE, SWAIN, TABOR, TANNER, TATUM, TAYLOR, TEPPER,TERRY, THROWER, TIPTON, TUBB, TUBBS, TURNER, UNDERWOOD, VAN DYKE, VARNELL, WAKEMAN, WALDROP, WALKER,
WALLACE, WALLS, WARREN, WATTERS, WEATHERFORD, WEAVER, WEISSENGER, WELLS, WESAVER, WEST, WHEELER, WHITE, WHITMAN, WIECHMAN, WILBANKS, WILLETT, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WINSTON, WISDOM, WITHERS, WOOD, WOODWARD,WOOLEY, WRIGHT, WYATT
COMPILED RECORDS OF BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOL. II - Biographies in Volume II include: DR. JAMES H. or W. CRAWFORD; REBECCA HUEY DUFF; SARAH HUEY; SAMUEL W. DAVIDSON; FRANCES STRINGFELLOW; WALTER CARSON DUFF; REBECCA ELIZABETH HUGHEY; ALEXANDER HILL; JAMES JONES HILL; JANE CALVERT; PHAROUGH HILL; JESSE HILL Some other descendant surnames include:
AMBROSE, ARNOLD, AVERY, BAGBY, BARCLAY, BARNETT, BATES, BOLING, BOSCHUNG, BOWCOM, BROOKS, CALVERT, CHRISTENBERRY, CLEVELAND, COLLINS, COTTINGHAM, CROUCH, CURB, CURRY, DAILEY, DENTON, DICKEY, DRIVER, EDWARDS, ELAM, FAUCETT, FIELDS, FIKES, FONDREN, GOLSON, GOODEN, GOODSEN, GOODSON, GRAY, GREENWOOD, GRIFFIN, HARDIN, HENDERSON, HINES, HORTON, HUBBARD, HUEY, HUNT, JAMES, JEFFREYS, JOHNSON, KENNEDY, KYLER, LEE, LEVERT, LINT, LNU, LOCKARD, LOCKWOOD, LUNSFORD, MARTIN, MASSENGALE, MASON, MCGREGOR, MCKINNEY, MCLEAN, MCMATH, MEIGS, MOORE, MOREN, MOTLEY, NICHOLS, OLDHAM, PETERS, PITTS, POWELL, PRENTICE, RAGSDALE, REYNOLDS, RILEY, ROAN, ROSS, RUBIO, SCHOOLAR, SMITHERMAN, SPARKS, STEELE, STEWARD, STONE, SUMNERS, THOMASON, ROZELLE, THOMPSON, TIDMORE, VANELL, WALLACE, WARD, WEBB, WEISINGER, WHITE, WILSON,WINTERS
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ALABAMA REUNIONS & GENEALOGY EVENTS
Aug. 29,- Sep. 1 -
Gather with the nation's genealogists in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference: "Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest" offers an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in researching their family history. Individual sessions are designed to balance the needs of genealogist at all levels, exploring a variety of records, strategies, and other tools available to genealogists. Wednesday's Focus on Societies includes sessions dedicated to members and leaders of genealogical and historical societies. In addition, special events, such as the Alabama Genealogical Society Opening Social at the Alabama Theater, the FGS Evening Social at the historic Sloss Furnaces, Spotlight on Societies, and daily sponsored lectures provide an excellent environment to meet and network with others interested in family
history and genealogy. For more information go to http://www.fgs.org/2012conference/whoshouldattend/
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Heirs of Jones Family Huntsville Alabama
I am putting together a family tree and I am looking for information, wills, deeds, pictures, and genealogy information. We know that we are the descendants of Llewellyn Jones and his two sons who also had children from a slave named Lizzie or Elizabeth, please if there is anyone out there who can help me on my journey please email me email@example.com.. USER NAME: Diva2011
I'm trying to find descendants and relatives of John Knox Fain (g-g-grandfather) and Middleton Fain (great-grandfather). John Fain was either born in Birmingham or moved there in the early 1800's. Middleton Fain was born in the Birmingham area, I'm unsure when. USER NAME: wardog
Nancy Lee married Manuel Ragland in Bibb County July 11, 1844. I have seen her described as a possible granddaughter of Hopkins Lee. More specifically, she is sometimes listed as a daughter of Bryant Lee, but I have seen no documentation of this and it seems unlikely. I would appreciate any help with learning her identity. USER NAME: redjane
I am needing information on the Oglesby family in Hopkins County Kentuck since 1805.
Brocton D. Oglesby USER NAME: Brocton
Thank you for your encouragement and support
Donna R. Causey
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