"Who are their People? My grandmother used to ask me this whenever we discussed anyone. She wanted to know family connections. Like her I want to know "My People". This blog is about that discovery.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 21-Sept. 27

Sept. 24~
   Manning David Daughrity ( 1844-1918), my Great Great Grandfather, was born 170 years ago in the Spring Hill area of Sumter County,South Carolina. Manning was the son of William J. Dorrity (1820-Aft. 1897) and Martha Mathis (1820-1905).   

Sept. 27~
    My paternal 3rd Great Grandmother, Matilda C. Martin (1812-1876) died 138 years ago in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina.  Matilda is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville next to her husband William A.Martin (1813-1887).

Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find out people!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia-Book Review

Disclaimer: This book review is at the request of author Shannon Combs-Bennett. No payment was given for this review. A copy of the book was mailed to me free of charge.

   A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia, was written by Shannon Combs-Bennett and published by The In-Depth Genealogist in May 2014.

  From information on the history of Richmond, to packing lists, restaurants, ATM machines , maps of places to visit and repositories to research, this book is a must for those who are not familiar with the city and would like to be prepared for a successful visit.

  Here's a look at the Table of Contents:

Packing Checklist
Downtown Richmond
City Safety Guide
Public Transportation
    ATM's & Banks
    Convenience Stores
Richmond Area
    Genealogy Attractions
    Other Attractions
Day-Trips (within 2-hours drive)
      Genealogy Attractions
       Other Attractions
Links for More Information

 To purchase a copy of A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia in either paperback ($9.99) or .pdf ($4.99) format go to  The In-Depth Genealogist Shop.
 The time it will save in planning your next research trip to Richmond is well worth the price!

Thanks to Shannon Combs-Bennett and The In-Depth Genealogist for making this book available. I am looking forward to future Genealogist's Guides for other cities.

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