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A weblog about my family search and genealogical journey. My ancestors and relatives, findings and wild goose chases, dead ends and brick walls, climbing trees and seeking dead people, sources and resources, and more...


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rufus Nichols 1920 #CensusSunday

1920 census of Rufus and May Collins Nichols... 

Monday, January 19, 2015

First Blogiversary!

First year behind us now and a lifetime of Ancestors Stories to come.

I started this blog on Jan. 19, 2014 to do the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge and it kind of transformed into my own thang as the 52 Weeks of Ancestors challenge and then in about 52 weeks it inspired over 52 posts before January first.

Wow, what a year.

Anyway, the first year is done and over the next 12 months there will be at least 12 more posts this year. I learned so much in the past twelve months and hope to learn a whole lot more.

See you in the tree!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Rufus Nichols 1940 #CensusSunday

The year was 1940 and the widower, Rufus was still farming at his home in Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia. Seen here in the census with 7 of his children still in the home, Rufus is now age 46 and his first born daughter Hettie has been helping him run the farm and raise the children since her mother's death in 1936. Hettie is 23 here...


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rufus Nichols 1942 #SundaySource

The WWII 1942 draft registration of my grandfather, Rufus Nichols. Although he was over 40, the government required all men to register in his age range. This became known as the OLD MAN'S DRAFT.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Now listed in Geneabloggers!

I am highly honoured to be listed in the Geneabloggers Genealogy Blog Roll, as it is my go to blog when I get writers block or need advice or ideas.

Also , you can look for this blog in this Saturday's New Genealogy Blogs post over at Geneabloggers.com.

I guess we can call ourselves GBs now without pissing off any BeeGees fans right?

Any way, Thank you Thomas MacEntee for the shoutout and I will see you in the tree.

And thanks to all my cousins out there who made this blog a success story for me.

Til next time,
GB blogger
and Family Historian


54/55 David Johnson and Deborah #FamilyHistoryFriday 1/12

Its Family History Friday again and today I will be continuing the Ancestor List Challenge I started in 2014. Also, this will be the 1st of 12 ancestors in 12 months for 2015.

Number 54 and 55 on my ancestor list is David Johnson and his wife Deborah...

David Johnson is the father of Margaret Elizabeth Johnson who married Robert Lee Linville. David's wife is believed to be named Deborah and some speculate her maiden name to be Shinall or Chenault. Who were his parents? Who were his wife's parents? Who knows? Sometimes you just hit a wall and crash. C'est la genealogy!

David and Deborah probably lived in Surry county, NC. They are my 6th generation great-great-great grandparents



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