Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

I am the world’s worst procrastinator. The worst. That being said, my Monday Madness is really my Daily Madness: my genealogy database desperately needs to be reviewed, repaired and re-entered. I try not to add anyone into my database without adequate, verifiable sources. At that I have been very successful. Bottom-line, really. I don’t just …

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A couple of days ago, I presented the evidence that I have collected while trying to figure out which James McBurnett of Carroll County, Georgia was my second great-granduncle. I have 2 documents that were signed by James McBurnett, but the second, on his Indigent Confederate Pension Application, contained only his “mark”, an X. This …

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Yesterday I posted about the many personas of James McBurnett. At least 2 and possibly 3 James McBurnetts existed in Carroll County, Georgia in the mid 1800’s. Which one is my true second great-granduncle? Let’s examine the data that I have to this point: The 1850 Federal Census for the Nicholas McBurnett family of Carroll …

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