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Slig-Newbie Day 1 Experience…

Technically its day two, considering I attended Tech Day on Saturday, but then again today is Tuesday.  This should be your first impression that being overwhelmed is an understatement.  I had not been to an institute before, and SLIG was my first choice.  The opportunity to learn from the Masters Mr. Tom Jones, Mr. Rick Sayre, Ms. Judy Russell and Mrs. Pam Sayre was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss out on.  Here I am in Advanced Genealogical Methods, and the general comments from other SLIG participants “Wow, you just jumped right in” and “Be prepared not to sleep”.  Great… I booked myself for an event most nights…   if I thought I was going to be sleeping now I know I won’t be.

After my official first day of class I can say… they are right… except the sleep part.. My laptop decided it didn’t want me to do any homework, and thankfully Sara Cochran saved my evening and we worked on our homework together.  She on her laptop and me on my ipad, we accomplished some of the mystery of the widow Jospehine.  She was a fighter, and I know that I will take some of her patience and preservice and make it through the rest of this class…….

The SLIG committee members are wonderful.  They are hardworking volunteers, they are going out of the way to make you feel welcome and ensure you have everything you need… except the answers to your homework.

#slig2018 #sligexperience

Blogger to .com

My Blogger site was getting more traffic, and this blog was getting left behind.  I updated the other site with a “We Moved” post.   If anyone have any suggestions on merging the Blogger to this site, please let me know.

Look for more fun here going forward….

Thanks for being here, I appreciate it!

Laurie

 

NERGC is coming…

Can I say I’m so excited for NERGC.. not only do I get to go to Rhode Island.. but I get to do GENEALOGY!! Something I don’t get to do usually when I’m visiting.

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What is NERGC?  It’s New England Regional Genealogical Conference, this year it’s in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Convention Center April 15-18.

I have signed up for Craig Scott’s Military Research class.  Hopefully I can learn a couple more techniques to better my research.  Gosh knows this is an area I need help on! Plus I’ve selected lots of classes to have

Saturday Night Random Research

 

Thank you to +Randy Seaver from Geneamusing.com Saturday Night Random Research Fun. Here is my entry:

The name that The Random Name Generator gave me was Wilton M. Barker.  The challenge was to do a target search off the first census result.

I started using Ancestry.com, and then went to Familysearch.com and Findagrave.com all accessed April 20, 2014. This was a fun activity, truth be told, by citations took longer than the research.

1)      1940 U.S. Federal Census for Wilton M. Barker[1] white male, age 81, born in South Carolina, residing in the same address for the 1935 census. He had attended 3rd grade, but he works for himself as a farmer, owner of his property.  His wife Mary A, age 68, white, born in South Carolina, residing in the same address for the 1935 census.  They have two single adult children living in the house, Naomi age 48, and son Archie 45, both the highest grade completed shows the 7th grade.

2)     1930 U.S. Federal Census shows William M. Barker[2] age 70, and Mary A. age 62; both born in South Carolina.  The age of marriage shows for William age 28, and Mary age 20.  The adult children living in the home were Joe age 38, Arch age 36, and Naoma age 34.  *

3)    1920 U.S. Federal Census shows Will M. Barker[3] age 59, and Mary A. age 50 residing in the same address as the previous census.  The household includes their children Joe 28, Neomai 25, Arch 23, John T. 22, Willie M. 16 (female).

4)   1900 U.S. Federal Census shows William M. Barker[4] age 39 born October 1860, and Mary A. age 31 born Nov 1868, residing in same home, farming, with their children Lou V. (daughter) age 9 born Sept 1890, Joe M. age 8 born March 1892, Neomia V. age 6, born Sept 1893, Archie P. age 4, born June 1895, John T. age 2, born Dec 1897.

5)   William M. Barker[5] died April 23, 1943 at his residence in Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina.  Mary Amanda Todd Barker[6] listed as his wife, and the informant was his son Arch P. Barker.  Mary Amanda Barker[7] died on February 16, 1952.

6)   William and Mary Amanda were buried in Stamp Creek Cemetery[8], with their children found on FindaGrave.com :

  1. Naomi Barker[9] died March 24, 1962
  2. Archie Barker[10] died February 22, 1963
  3. Joe Barker[11] died April 23, 1960
  4. John T.[12] died December 16, 1976

*The discrepancies in the 1940 ,1930, and 1900 U.S. Federal Census’ I have concluded the name changes from Wilton to Wiliam and Namoi , Neomia to Naomi from were just data entry errors.  There is also an Ancestry.com Family Tree online which this information appears to have matched to.


[1] Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3828; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 37-10
[2] Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina; Roll: 2207; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0006; Image: 322.0;
[3] Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1706; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 147
[4] Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina; Roll: 1537; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0069
[5] Familysearch.com. South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N922-RJP : accessed 20 Apr 2014), William Moss Barker, 23 Apr 1943; citing Keowee, Oconee, South Carolina, cn 15726, Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 1943927
[6] Findagrave.com reference to Mary Amanda Todd Barker headstone located in Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014
[7] Familysearch.com. South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FPM7-3BW : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Amanda Todd Barker, 16 Feb 1952; citing Stamp Creek, Oconee, South Carolina, cn 2005, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia; FHL microfilm 2400692
[8] Findagrave.com reference to Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014
[9] Findagrave.com reference to Naomi Barker headstone located in Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014
[10] Findagrave.com reference to Archie Barker headstone located in Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014
[11] Findagrave.com reference to Joe Barker headstone located in Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014
[12] Findagrave.com reference to John Barker headstone located in Stamp Creek Cemetery in Oconee County, South Carolina, USA accessed April 20, 2014

Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Class 2 !!!

I was selected to be on +Dear Myrtle MGP Class 2!!  I didn’t know until I saw her blog post with my name on it.  Still unpacking from Rootstech, I missed her email letting me know I was selected.  OOPS!

New goal… clean out the 3,942 emails on my iphone!  (YIKES)

Thank you +Dear Myrtle +Russ Worthington and look forward to seeing you on Sunday Morning!  Coffee in hand!

Lots of fun things happening for me now…

1. I had lots of fun at RootsTech & meet lots of people
2. The opportunity to speak on a Panel in front of a lot of people was exciting, but being 1 of the 5 selected was awesome! – in the genealogy world they are rock stars
3. Got to meet #genchat +Jen Baldwin, whom asked me to be on th panel
4. +Judy Russell the legalgenealogist.com and Elissa from Board of Certified Genealogist said I need to “get on the clock”
5. Meeting more Blogger’s telling me I need to write more! (LOL)
6. I found that I plan to turn my hobby into my job

I probably lost most of you… but if you haven’t figured it out family… I’m no longer the “unofficial” family historian… bump me up to THE Family Historian…

Thanks for reading!
Laurie – aka confusethedead.com @confusethedead on twitter

Roots Tech Innovator Summit Day

Awesome keynote from +Chris Dancy about the future of technology. Got to meet +Jen Baldwin +dear myrtle +Russ worthington and other genealogy friends from twitter! Looking forward to more stuff tomorrow. Don’t forget 2:30 panel Online trees the root of all evil. Wish me and the others luck!