Over the past several days, I’ve not been online quite as much to work on genealogy. My sister graduated college this weekend from the University of Florida (see my main blog), so that obviously kept me offline. In addition, I began a course on research ethics and now I’ve got plenty of reading to keep me busy at night for the next month. But, I sneak in a little genealogy here and there.
I have just sent off an article that will be published in a Alabama genealogy newsletter. More details to come once that is published. I’m quite excited about it! Then, last week I received an email from Nita, one of my original blogging inspirations, about her Koonce ancestry. She has an offhand feeling she may have connections to North Carolina where my Koonce’s are from, so we will see what happens there. It would be so cool to have another connection with a geneablogger as I do with Jennifer.
Last night, I had about 45 minutes to play around with a new Ancestry database. I read over on Craig’s blog about the Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002 database. I was glad to see this for two reasons:
- one of the genealogies I work on is that of a friend of mine who has deep roots in east Tennessee. I found many marriage certificate/bonds for people on her tree, including her parent’s marriage certificate. That was cool. Also, by the information on the marriage detail, I was able to find the maiden name of one of her 2nd great-grandmothers, a Cordelia Fellers who married Henry V. Bolinger on January 18, 1898 in Campbell County, TN. Then, by working through census records, I was able to find her grandfather even and I think I have a suspicion of his father! Ooh the joy!
- as county coordinator for Blount County, TN, I can now add this to marriage information resources.
Interestingly enough, Kalonji and I were married here in Davidson County in 2001 but we are not in the database. The Davidson county records only go up to 1860 consistently, then after that, coverage is very sporadic. Would have been cool to see me in there…