Monthly Archives: October 2017

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/31

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Soundex: A system of coding surnames based on how they sound, which was used to index the 1880 and later censuses The Soundex system is useful in locating records containing alternate surname spellings. Soundex cards are arranged first by Soundex code, then alphabetically by given name, then (if necessary) alphabetically by place of birth.

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/30

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Range: A row or column of townships lying east or west of the principal meridian and numbered successively to the east and to the west from the principal meridian. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/27

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Ahnentafel numberThe unique number assigned to each position in an ancestor table. Number one designates the person in the first generation, the one at the beginning of the chart. Numbers two and three designate the parents of number one and the second generation. Numbers four through seven designate the grandparents of person number one and the third generation. As the ahnentafel extends by generation, the number of persons doubles. (definition from ancestry.com)

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BlackProGen LIVE Ep45

Catch up with the BlackProGen LIVE panel as they discuss Finding Your Roots Season 4 on PBS.

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/26

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Bill of Sale: This document, similar to a deed, was used to convey title to major items of personal property. Historically, this included slaves and livestock. (Definition from rootsweb.ancestry.com)

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October 25th

Jesse Cox

98 years ago today my Grandpa, Jesse Cox was born and 65 years ago today he was hit by a car and killed.

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Source: The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama) · Mon, Oct 27, 1952 · Page 1

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/25

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Consanguinity: Degree of relationship between persons who descend from a common ancestor. A father and son are related by lineal consanguinity, uncle and nephew by collateral sanguinity. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/24

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Conveyance: Legal document by which the title to property is transferred; warrant; patent; deed. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/23

 

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Land Grant: Public land given to an individual by the government, usually as a reward for military service. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) CLICK HERE to search for land grants.

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/20

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Banns (or marriage banns): Church-generated documents publicly stating couples’ intent to marry. The custom dates back to Colonial America; banns were posted or read on three consecutive Sundays. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) CLICK HERE for a sample of a banns.

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