4 hours ago
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tombstone Tuesday - Martha Ann Browning Cooley, and Bits and Pieces
Now to the bits and pieces:
I'll be going on a genealogical trip to Little Rock in a few days along with a friend of mine. Her great-grandfather was murdered there in 1929 and we'll be hitting all the sweet spots when we're there. We'll go to the Arkansas History Commission and the Arkansas County courthouse in Stuttgart. We hope to hit Dewitt (where the murder occurred) and maaaybe even make it to a cemetery or three. For my part, I will be investigating the Strickler family (one of my daughter's lines) who moved to Washington Co., AR from Sullivan Co., TN in the 1830's. I hope to find some wills and other goodies. Our daughters (both age 19) are coming with us so it'll be a girl's weekend as well!
My love affair with OneNote is in full swing. I'm putting records in there and seeing it all come together and I'm really liking it so far. I can feel that this will be a big bonus for my work.
I'm also in heaven -- I've recently found Ohio Probate Records online at Familysearch!!!!
None are indexed and the image count is sky-high but I've been spending my time going through each and every image in the counties of Harrison, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Jefferson and Washington. As you can imagine this is a tedious and time consuming undertaking. Weeks even! But that's okay -- it must be done because there's no way I'll be getting to any of these counties soon (and even if I did, I'd have to spend days in the courthouses there pouring through the records!)
So -- if my presence is a bit spotty I'm not checking out of here, I'm hopefully adding more information to my arsenal. I've already found some real gems in the OH records that I want to explore.
Oh, and ok....I've also experienced a D'OH moment of epic genealogical fail proportions, so much so that I don't even want to admit to it here for fear that I'll have to turn in my genealogist card and go sit in the back of the class.
*sigh* I'll make myself do it. Just not now. Haha!