Call for Contributors! The Cherokee County Georgia Genealogist’s Case Book

Are you a genealogist with ancestors in Cherokee County, Georgia? Have you solved a Cherokee County-based family history mystery? I want you! ...To contribute to a book. The Cherokee County Georgia Genealogist's Casebook will feature 12-15 case studies from Cherokee County based genealogists. The premise is simple: Ask a genealogical question (Who were my great-grandmother's parents? … Continue reading Call for Contributors! The Cherokee County Georgia Genealogist’s Case Book

How to Search Cherokee County, GA Land Records Online

Yay! Genealogists with Georgia ancestry are in luck. We can search Cherokee County Georgia land records online and (hopefully) bust through some brick walls. Here's how to get started: Intro to Searching Cherokee County, GA Deeds Online Go to Deedsrecords.CherokeeGA.com Click Accept to get to the Index Book Search You'll arrive at a page with … Continue reading How to Search Cherokee County, GA Land Records Online

William D. Butterworth (1849-1937) – who’s your daddy? (Solved)

So a huge part of my genealogy hobby as an adult has been going back and redoing all the haphazard research I did at 14. (And I don't beat myself up about the fact that 20+ years later I'm nowhere near finished with this project. See "Online Family Trees or 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying … Continue reading William D. Butterworth (1849-1937) – who’s your daddy? (Solved)

Of Smothering in the Most Beauteous of Counties

Upon doing some light Sunday evening reading in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, I was delighted to discover this little gem about my home county, Cherokee County, GA. These notes are written by the census taker beneath the schedule of people who died between June 1,1849 and June 1, 1850: Transcription: There has been … Continue reading Of Smothering in the Most Beauteous of Counties

[52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks] Edward West, My Rabble-Rousing 87-Year-Old Grandfather

Early on in the year, genealogist Amy Crow of No Story Too Small challenged all blogging genealogists to write about one ancestor per week for 52 weeks. This is my first entry in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. I think it's fitting that the first ancestor I blog about in the 52 Ancestors … Continue reading [52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks] Edward West, My Rabble-Rousing 87-Year-Old Grandfather