Would We All Be Better Genealogists if We Just Got Rid of Trees? Wisdom Wednesday

Oh, I'm serious.  Think of a world where you do genealogy without every creating a family tree. No tree on Ancestry.com or in Family Tree Maker or whatever your most beloved software or online source is.  Nope.  Never. Trees are Boring. Have you ever tried showing a family tree to someone in your family?  What... Continue Reading →

What is that one best piece of evidence that you have? Wisdom Wednesday

So why would you need to write a summary of the basic vital facts about a person? Case in point, Laura Cecile Donald Gillespie: Laura Cecile Donald was born on 13 February 1877 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and died 23 August 1864 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.1 On 24 January, 1894 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Laura... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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