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Monday, February 18, 2019

Why Tracing Back 4 Generations is a Break-Through in the Family Tree

Why Tracing Back 4 Generations is a Break-Through in the Family Tree 


Theoretically, one should easily trace his lineage back 4 generations to the great grandparents using census records. If this much is accomplished, at the point of the great grandparents, it should be fairly easy to find others sharing the same lineage. The 1850 census was the first census to provide the names and ages of all family members, including where they were born. From 1790 to 1840, the date ranges help estimate the births of the children, but you do not get the names. For this information, one must turn their research to deeds, wills, estates, marriages, tax digests, etc. in the county records where an ancestor resided. With each generation backwards, this process is repeated. One can find the ancestors in American county records dating back to the first immigrants.
Pendleton Co. KY Wills and Estates. See Names.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Assumption vs. Facts

bushelsIn tracing the ancestors, the minute that we assume something, it is wrong! Family traditions, naming of children, and certain scenarios seem to fit the puzzle, so we pencil it in. Years pass, and we still have not found anything concrete the prove our theory. But the entry is like an old friend, so we hesitate to erase it. Somehow it gets published on the Internet. Because someone else has the same entry (probably originated from ourselves), we add credibility to the situation. This is just one way in which errors get repeated. There is nothing easy about this work and mistakes are made by the bushels. It is said that tens of millions of Americans descend from King Edward I of England. We are talking about 13th century. Since the family tree doubles with every generation which is traced backwards, some 239.33 generations have since passed . Now, let us image a lineage chart containing all of his descendants published in the traditional individual pedigree format upon a World Chart! And that the computer program merged a criteria of data. Now, think of the individual errors (names and probable dates, spelled variously, and repeated) on individual family group sheets all pointing to the King. Because of name variables (and spellings) and estimated date lines, the same names of his children get repeated millions of times. As more and more charts go online, we discover a conglomeration of conflicting data. The best means of preventing duplication is to add the proof of each name, date, place, etc. so that others may double-check the information.  Pendleton Co. KY Wills and Estates. See Names.

Just saying. 



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Friday, February 8, 2019

Images of Hardin Co. KY Genealogy #kentuckypioneerscom

Hardin County Kentucky Wills, Estates


Hardin County KentuckyHardin County was established in 1793 from land given by Nelson County and was named after Colonel John Hardin, an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Courthouse fires destroyed county records in 1864 and again in 1932

Hardin County Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers

Digital Images of Hardin County Wills and Estates, Book B, 1810 to 1816
Testators:Arnet, Jonathan | Attaberry, Richard | Baird, James | Barlow, Michael | Blesett, Francis | Bradshaw, Benjamin | Brady, Morris | Brown, Frederick | Bruce, Mary | Burris, Joseph | Bush, Christopher | Caldhoon, Hugh | Camron, Hannah | Cannon, Angus | Carter, Dannell | Carter, Samuel | Chastain, Lewis | Coombs, Samuel | Courts, Charles | Cozart, William | Daugherty, Christopher | Deavon, Henry | Dodge, Josiah| Dodson, William | Farguson, Usher | French, James | Furguson, John | Ganterman, Margaret | Gardner, Jonathan | Georgehegan, Thomas | German, John | Gilliland, Thomas | Goodin, Samuel Sr. | Gray, Joseph | Grayham, Andrew | Greenawatt, Lewis | Hare, Joseph | Harris, Samuel | Hart, Richard | Helm, Thomas | Hill, Thomas | Humphrey, John | Hunter, Robert | Jones, Isaac | Joseph, Jonathan | Kennedy, Daniel | Kuydendall, Jacob | Larkin, William | Larue, John | Linder, Isaac | McCullum, William | McDaniel, Daniel | McIntire, Moses | McLean, Leonard | MacMahon, William | Melton, John | Miller, Alexander | Miller, Peter | Morris, John | Murphy, James | Nevitt, Joseph | Pearpoint, Francis | Pearpoint, Mary | Pickerell, Samuel | Potter, Daniel | Price, Richard | Reid, John | Roof, Nicholas Sr. | Sanders, Azariah | Shaggs, James | Simmons, Benjamin | Slaughter, Robert | Stader, Ann | Sutzer, Frederick | Thorp, David | Tull, Frederick | Waide, Horatio | Watts, George | West, Isaac | Wiley, Thomas | Williams, John F. | Wisehart, George | Withers, William | Wood, Isaac | Wooley, Hanner | Wooley, William | Young, Adam



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Thursday, February 7, 2019

How to Create Proving Genealogy Resources #kentuckypioneerscom #kygenealogy

How to Create Proving Genealogy Resources

Will of Charles ConwayWhen your genealogical research turns up zero, establishing facts for elusive ancestors is tough. One solution is to research around the facts and thus eliminate persons in that generation. We need to determine who is whoand prepare a family group sheet for that family irregardless of whether or not they are directly related. This process documents a family and eliminates them. First, locate your ancestor's surname in nearby counties and states. Then search court house records -- deeds, wills, tax records, estates, etc. and establish the facts for each person. Next, complete a family group sheet on that family, noting the sources you used. Proceed accordingly on all questionable families, thus identifying each person of the era and location. Third, examine each family group sheet. Look for nicknames. For example, Betsy, b. ca 1757 could be your Elizabeth, b. 1759. Fourth, once everyone is identified you probably have a number of loose persons for whom you need to discover more information. Try to trace that person so that he may be either identified or elimated; use marriage records, estates, etc. In the earliest pioneering days the eldest son inherited the farm while others went into other acceptable occupations such as physicians, ministers, etc. This took them away from the home place. In other words, erase confusion by identifying and eliminating all families in prescribed areas having your same.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Images of Lincoln Co. KY Wills, Estates, Distributions, Invs #kygenealogy #kentuckypioneers.com

Lincoln County Kentucky Wills, Estates, Deeds


Lincoln County, KentuckyLincoln County, KentuckyStanfordLincoln was one of the original three counties formed from a county in Virginia called "Kentucky County". Three counties were separated from Virginia to form the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792; viz: Fayette, Jefferso and Lincoln Counties. The county seat is Stanford, Kentucky.

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  • 1781 to 1791
  • 1791 to 1804
  • 1804 to 1806
Images of Wills, Estates, Deeds, 1781 to 1791

Adams, James | Arnold, Mark | Ball, Edward | Baughman, Henry | Beardale, John | Bell, Samuel | Berry, James | Berry, John | Bowman, John | Bright, George | Bright, John | Brought, Benjamin Rice | Bryston, William | Bulger, Edward

Caperton, Adam | Carpenter, John | Cassy, John | Chapman, Dianah | Chapman, Edward | Chapman, George | Crutchfield, JamesDaniel, Walker | Davis, Elizabeth | Dowdery, Samuel | Duncan, Andrew | English, John | Estill, James

Feland, Thomas | Fisher, James | Floyd, David | French, John | Froman, Paul | Froman, Paul Sr. | Frye, John

Garnett, Anthony | Gibson, John | Gillis, William | Glover, John | Goodnight, Michael | Gordon, James | Gordon, SamuelHanna, Alexander | Harlen, Silas | Hart, Cornelius | Hart, Nathan | Hart, Nathaniel | Hart, Sarah | Hawkins, Daniel | Henry, John | Hicks, William

Jack, Samuel | Jackman, Adam | Jansten, Christian | Johnson, Hugh | Kennedy, John | Kennon, John

Langford, Joseph | Linday, Joseph |Logan, James | Lynn, NathanMcAfee, William | McBride, Francis | McBride, William | McCalliston, George | McCastin, John | McKinley, Andrew | McMurtry, John | Miller, Andrew | Miller, Henry | Miller, Joseph | Mitchell, James | Montgomery, John | Montgomery, Milligan | Montgomery, Robert | Moore, Samuel | Mormer, Absalom | Mount, Mathew

Overton, Clough | Patterson, Benjamin | Potts, John | Radcliff, Charles | Robertson, James | Rose, Lewis | Rutherford, JohnSharpe, John | Shirley, Michael | Shield, Hugh | Smith, Henry | Smith, James | Stade  . . . more . . .



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Monday, February 4, 2019

When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

 When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

The modern age of technology is wonderful!  However, we must not rely upon genealogy programs to find the ancestors. Everyone knows that tracing the family roots is a tedious process involving many long years of hard work. To the new researchers out there: one cannot just sign up somewhere and expect to find the family tree.  Should you think that this is the case, the work itself is riddled with errors.  For this reason connecting to a World Tree is not advisable. One must keep their errors to themselves, not share them!  That is, until they are resolved with factual evidence.  Otherwise, in the end, that World Tree will be a trash dump no one wants to tackle.  Already the term "junk genealogy" has emerged and cleanup is near impossible. The computer programs of today merging data are not cutting it.  Hence, human beings must continue to control genealogical research and maintain it privately on a simple computer program.



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