Nothing Major

I don’t think I’ve had any major discoveries in my own family genealogy as of late. I just continue to request certificates to add to my files. The other day, I received my paternal grandfather’s death certificate. He died 1/1/76 in a car crash and all the information on there was info I already knew. His death resulted in a court proceeding, to which I have the transcript, that I hope to be able to find more records on if I can. But, that is a post for another day…

Recently, I have been working on a friend’s genealogy and that has been fun! Her family is steeped in Madison County, AL, so I’ve been fortunate to be able to find most of them pretty well in the census records. And, Madison County has an excellent website of indexes to their marriage records that has been wonderful for verifying some dates! Our next step is to start requesting certificates from there for her to add. She is just beginning her genealogy and within a matter of a couple of days I was able to find one of her 4th-Great Grandparents! She loved that!

In my indexing project of the newspaper from Plymouth, NC where my maternal grandmother is from, I just came across the news blurb of the opening of Plymouth High School. My grandmother graduated from there in 1944 and the school opened in 1889. That’s kinda cool.