Categories: Tennessee Project.
===Genealogy and Research===
I have been an avid Family Genealogist for 35 years! I am more about the documentation and proof than I am the "numbers". As I have researched my own family I have researched lots of collateral and community lines so I have a pretty good database for McNairy, Chester and Hardeman Counties in Tennessee. Additionally, I have done a good bit of work in Walker, Fayette, Lawrence, Tuscaloosa counties in Alabama and Shenandoah, Augusta, Orange, Rockingham and Old Dunmore counties in Virginia.
I have several branches of family from Onslow and Jones counties in North Carolina as well.
As my family and I participate in a DNA project, I realize I have ancestors who have lived in almost every county in Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, and South Carolina and a good bit of Virginia and Kentucky.
I still have many "missing in action" ancestors and this is primarily because they were very poor and lived in counties with major record losses. The second reason they are missing is a lack of time and resources to go to the State and the county archives and courthouses in search of their history.
I am thankful I started my genealogy adventure with two grandparents living and various great aunts, uncles, as well as older cousins in the family willing to share Bible records, family history and stories. I learned to go to the courthouse to search for the records and that is still my preferred way to research, but very grateful for the many online databases that allow me to research 24/7 from the comfort of my home.
My favorite records are deeds and chancery court records in addition to the usual marriage, birth and death and obituary records.
===Surnames and locations I research===
COOKSEY- various spellings
Tennessee- Hardeman, Dekalb, McNairy
Tennessee- Hardeman and McNairy
Arkansas- Prairie, Cross
Mississippi- Pontotoc and Lee
Delaware- Kent County
North Carolina- Caswell and Orange
South Carolina- Greenville District
North Carolina- Jones and Onslow
Alabama- Walker County
Mississippi- Alcorn and Tippah Counties
Tennessee- McNairy, Hardin, Gibson, Dyer
North Carolina- somewhere???
Tennessee-Hardeman, McNairy, Fayette
Arkansas- Cross, Randolph, Woodruff
Missouri- Osage, Callaway, Boone counties
McIntyre (McIntire, McEntire, McEntyre)
Indiana- Gibson and Knox
North Carolina- Lincoln and Tyrone
North Carolina- Onslow County
Tennessee- McNairy & Blount
Alabama -possibly Madison
Tennessee- Jefferson and Madison
Virginia- Shenandoah and Rockingham
Tennessee- McNairy and Hardeman
Alabama- Fayette, Walker, Tuscaloosa
North Carolina- Caswell
Alabama- Lawrence, Walker, Lauderdale
North Carolina- Caswell
South Carolina- Greenville District
South Carolina- Abbeville and Greenwood
South Carolina- Anderson, Greenwood
Arkansas- Hot Springs, Clark, Scott
Tennessee- McNairy, Chester, Hardeman counties
Arkansas- Pulaski County
South Carolina- Greenwood
Arkansas- Lonoke, Faulkner, Mississippi
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On 9 Sep 2017 at 17:06 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
The Sourc a thon will begin at the end of this month. Have you registered to source this year? Please go to g2g, to the below link and register for 2017 Sourcathon. To register, <ANSWER> the g2g post to request the 2017 Sourcathon NUMBER and mention you are working on the Southern Sweepers Team with Dorothy Barry.
When you receive the Sourcathon number, please contact either myself or Dorothy Barry with the 2017 Sourcathon number..
(Dorothy is counting on your help for sourcing)
thanks Mary, co-leader)
On 1 Sep 2017 at 23:46 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 26 Jul 2017 at 22:09 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
Please add that your with the Southern Super Sweepers should you comment on that g2g question so I will know your thoughts on this as well.
Thanks, Dorothy B.
On 9 Jul 2017 at 01:44 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!
Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.
New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.
Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.
Current Weekend Chat link is: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/420406/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-july-7th-9th-2017
The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!
See you there! Dorothy
On 8 Jun 2017 at 15:40 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:
Summer - Tennessee Project Leader
On 3 Apr 2017 at 12:56 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:
Thank You for your note in reference to William Giles-1574 and William Giles-937 possibly being duplicates. My efforts in this case are primarily in cleaning up unsourced and abandoned profiles that give very little info and only refer to an old user submitted Ancestry.com tree by way of "Sourcing". I am not giving much weight to assertions made (dod) in a profile created by a GEDCOM upload that included a brother by the same name and attached to the same parents as William Giles-937. It appears to me, that she just dumped an unsourced, mistake filled GEDCOM file in Oct. 2013, and never came back.
BTW, the same GEDCOM also included 2 brothers named John Giles who were merged some time ago. I think what is being seen here is multiple profiles reflecting various speculative and unsourced theories for the same person. It is not common to have multiple surviving siblings of the same names.
On 11 Feb 2017 at 18:01 GMT Bill Vincent Ph.D. wrote:
On 24 Jan 2017 at 21:48 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
On 29 Jun 2016 at 15:57 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:
On 26 Feb 2016 at 00:11 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:
funny, none on any of my Greer's or Lee's WOW