Author Archives: Libbi

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!

Wish I was there….

This week, the  Federation of Genealogical Societies meeting in Birmingham, and I’m not there. I’m actually packing for a boating trip, and putting things back in order after hurricane preparations. But when I return from that, I’m going to try … Continue reading

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My few minutes of fame.

Wear TV 3 in Pensacola interviewed me about the 1940 Census. Of course I fumbled a bit, because cameras make me so nervous. But, here it is.

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1940 Census–First hit

Searching the 1940 Census is quite the snipe hunt…you have to know the address, or at least the general neighborhood, of the person you are searching for. My Uncle Marion, of course, remembers exactly where he lived when he was … Continue reading

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The 1940 US Census Community Project — Volunteer Today!

1940 U.S. CENSUS COMMUNITY PROJECT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CREATE FREE, SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF 1940 U.S. CENSUS RECORDSMost Informative Record of American Life prior to U.S. WWII Involvement Has Potential to Unlock New Insights into the Past, Discovery of … Continue reading

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Getting closer…?

Kay Rudolph and Cheryl Rothwell have been helping me with this hunt! Big, big thanks to both of them! Kay started looking in newspaper databases for the obit of Elizabeth (Betsie) Perkins Jolley, but she found “but dead ends. Genealogy … Continue reading

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Still on the hunt

Today I’m going to explore some different sites in my quest for the Jolly/Perkins family. First, On AncestralFindings.com, I am going to ask for a lookup in the Early Kentucky Settlers, 1700s-1800s database. Next, I’ll prowl around the Kentucky Genealogy … Continue reading

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The Laws of Genealogy Kick In…

There are several laws of genealogy that shove the poor family historian around like a comet flying by Jupiter. One such law of genealogy is this: When you are looking hard at family B, something from Family A will pop … Continue reading

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Still Searching….

Haring off into the data and Tennessee….. My new friend, Kay Rudolph, has been helping me with this brick wall. Kay has much better genealogy chops that I, and an analytical mind that leaves me in awe. We met on … Continue reading

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…Finding More on Julia….

So in searching for Julia Ann Jolley May’s life, I have come up with this much information, and logged it on Ancestry.com: Here is some of what I have found: 1856 19 Mar Birth Tennessee, USA Sources: 1880 United States … Continue reading

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…Finding more on Arminta….

Starting with the Crowe grandmother,  Margaret Arminta Forrester who married Jesse Crowe. Margaret Arminta Forrester life shows in these records:  Birth 5 Aug 1859 in Tunnel Hill, Walker, Georgia, USA. Sources: 1860 United States Federal Census, 1870 United States Federal … Continue reading

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