[(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”

When you see this... And then you see this... And realize there was once a company with some line on an order form somewhere asking: Aha, you want to buy a marriage registry book for your county? How about a nice volume for "Colored" marriages? (The Times-Recorder is Americus, Georgia's newspaper to this day.) The … Continue reading [(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”

I’ve Located Letters from my 4th Great-Grandparents!

Thanks to my long lost Arkansas cousin, Ron West, whom I located through FamilyTreenDNA.com, I have just read 5 letters written from relatives in the family of my 4th great-grandfather, George W. West (abt. 1819-1895). One letter was even penned by my 4th great-grandmother, Jennet Cowen West, herself. If I can stop bawling my eyes … Continue reading I’ve Located Letters from my 4th Great-Grandparents!

George W. West, b. abt. 1819 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?

I have a family mystery. (Unlike every other genealogist out there, right?) I'm looking for the record that proves the parentage of George W. West. Read on for more about my West Connection or click here to get straight to the Mystery of George W. West's Parentage. Who was George W. West? GEORGE W. WEST … Continue reading George W. West, b. abt. 1819 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?