“FAVORITE NAME” CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

In 1926, Mrs. G. J. Wilkins of Atlanta Georgia wrote to the Office of Indian Affairs, “My great-grandfather on my father’s side was a full-blooded Indian with tribal relations with the Cherokees of Georgia.” Mrs. Wilkins was referring to Abraham Helton, known by his family as Young Chicken Chetiganete. He …

“Invite to Dinner” CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

What would Hattie say? I’ve mentioned  Hattie Potter Chase before if you read my earlier blog post,  The Shameful Secret of David Edgar Chase. She was left a widow at age 45 in 1900 when her husband, David, put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger in their upstairs hallway …

Blog Caroling – Peace on Earth-Little Drummer Boy

Posted Today for footnoteMaven’s annual blog caroling tradition from genealogy bloggers around the world! You can still join in until tomorrow, December 22nd. More details are here at her blog. FM’S TRADITION OF BLOG CAROLING – 2017 In his career, crooner Bing Crosby sang many memorable Christmas songs, including “White Christmas” …

Genie Rockstars

Mary Tedesco Can you feel the excitement? Names like MacEntee, Cooke, Alzo, Taylor, Russell, Berry, Tedesco. These are just a few of the current genealogy rock stars. Would I sleep out on a sidewalk with a wrist band for tickets to see them? I plead the fifth on that. But …