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Archive for November, 2005

Struggling to identify…

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

There’s an writeup in the Asheville-Citizen times by someone living in the Asheville area. He has touched base with some of his local ancestry although he moved here from outside the area. He deals with the eternal conflict between the “been here’s” and “come here’s” and finds that he is struggling to see if he [...]

The history of Thanksgiving and the first Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving day here in the U.S., I thought it might be appropriate to give a historical reference on the day…. The History of Thanksgiving in North America Most people recognize the first Thanksgiving as taking place on an unremembered date, sometime in the autumn of 1621, when the Pilgrims held a three-day [...]

Berry Bowen and Matilda Susannah Odum

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Berry Bowen, b. 1812-3-9, d. 1883-3-18 and Matilda Susannah Odum b. 1826-01-14, d. 1909-1-14 were married on January 30, 1841 in Rutherford County. They both died in Buncombe County, NC and are buried in Wagner (Waggoner) Cemetery. They are my 3rd great-grandparents through their daughter Mary Bowen. I’ve seen the name spelled many ways (Bowen, [...]

Keeping your genealogy research and records organized

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

I guess this counts as a genealogy column. It’s been a while since I’ve formally done one and it’s something I’ve been interested to pass along for some time. I don’t claim to have invented this way of organizing stuff, but thought some of those just getting started might like to see some ideas of [...]

Coming soon – fake family history and genealogy info

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

It seems that, advertising programs are quite a profitable thing for websites (mileage varies by the type of site and traffic.) For some time parking a popular domain name with a bunch of sponsored links on the subject was a way that some would try to take advantage en masse, now it seems genealogy will [...]

Buncombe county Special Collections online

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

As I was learning about the HeritageQuest deal with the Asheville-Buncombe library system which was announced today, I also discovered that the Pack Library special collection is available for searching online. Not all of the collection is digitized yet, but a number of images are and it is searchable. The search form is at this [...]

Buncombe County Library Card holders have access to online genealogy data

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

This is just hitting the news today, but I’m not sure when this went live… The Asheville-Buncombe Library system has a deal with heritagequest to access genealogy resources online (Census data, selected Revolutionary war (pension/land bounty) records, and a book and article database are available.) The login is only for Asheville-Buncombe library card holders at [...]

Publishing a book in small quantities or on demand

Friday, November 4th, 2005

I’m not really sure how I should categorize this, but I’ve run across this and think it’s an interesting idea for many different interests. It seems relevant to genealogy in the fact that I know many that are interested in publishing a book on their family history, but don’t have the means or desire to [...]