“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 …

LONGEVITY CHALLENGE – #52ANCESTORS

My grandmother never liked to talk about her father, Charles  Comp. When I became interested in our family history when I was 15 years old,  I would ask about him when we visited her in Beavercreek, Ohio.  She would simply say that when she was 13 he disappeared. And then …

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” …