Tag Archive | mary elizabeth gillespie

Roots Tech! Slave Petitions! 52 Ancestors! — It’s Follow Friday!

  What I Was Reading This Week: A 1779 Slave Petition finally passes in the New Hampshire Legislature, 233 years late from Nutfield Genealogy Just Go Do It. Now.  from No Story Too Small Records of Rights from The National Archives Why You Can’t Do All Your Research Online from Michael J Leclerc Why Coca-Cola […]

Early Research. Sloppy Research. Lots of Questions. 52 Ancestors #5: Mary Elizabeth Gillespie

Over time, we all get better at genealogy.  We learn better ways to search, to analyze and how to prove that which seems unprovable.   The first group of family you work on is most likely to be filled with errors and bad assumptions. My Gillespie line is that line for me.  I worked on it […]

Genealogy Isn’t Free? An Oratrix? It’s Follow Friday!

Genealogy Isn’t Free? An Oratrix? It’s Follow Friday!

What I’ve Been Reading This Week Ambassador What To Bring from FGS Blog Use Your Ancestors’ Social History to Your Advantage  from Archives.com The Oratrix from The Legal Genealogist The Marriage Date from The Legal Genealogist Peaceful Valley from Emerging Civil War Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com from The Ancestry Insider The Decree Nisi from The […]

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie Heirs sell to W.P. Gillespie: Setting up Research Plans from Documents

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie Heirs sell to W.P. Gillespie: Setting up Research Plans from Documents

My niece, Rachel, and I went on an epic research trip in Virginia in July.  We hit 5 courthouses, untold cemeteries, tromped around all sorts of weed filled fields and made a local unhappy when we photographed a deer head suspended from a telephone pole. (That’s a different story.) We photocopied and photographed countless documents.  […]

Wisdom Wednesday — Review Your Work and Why Sources are Important When You Have Conflicting Evidence

I’ve probably been at this about 10 years, give or take, and I’ve been a lot more serious about it in the last couple of years.   I made a vow to go back and review and fix all of my sources and I started with my paternal grandfather’s line.  Slow work, but I am making […]

Tuesday’s Tip — Stop Searching, Start Analyzing

I’ve been on Vacation, a girl’s weekend in New Orleans.  So I’ve been away from my blog.  Good weekend!  New Orleans is an amazing town. So I’ve been working on my Sources.  I really thought this was going to be tiresome, but it’s not.  I’m actually slowing down and looking at the images.  And rethinking […]

Wisdom Wednesday — Wyatt and Laura

Wyatt Paul Gillespie, son of Jeremiah Gillespie and Mary E Gillespie,  was born on July 15, 1865 in Amherst County, Virginia. Laura Cecil Donald, daughter of James Calvin Donald and Elizabeth Jane Wallace, was born on February 13, 1877 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. They were married January 24, 1894 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  How they […]

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