April 25, 2020 Over the past four months, I've scanned and catalogued every genealogy-related photo that I have. Nearly 1,000 additional photos are now online. As of today, there are a total of 4,231 photos. I also updated the Photo Family Trees for each of my grandparents. These are a set of family trees that show my grandparents' ancestors and the siblings of their ancestors.
February 20, 2020 Once again, I made a new and improved photo album. The one that I started in December had too many bugs and glitches. The biggest problem is that anyone who tried to view it with IE or Edge browsers would lock up my entire website. This new one seems much more stable, and it has some nice bells and whistles that I'll use. Today there are 3,878 photos on the site. This is a link to the blog post explaining how to use the filters and sorting features on the photos page.
December 28, 2019 Introducing a new and improved photo album! Accessible from the photos page, this is one table that includes all the old photos I have on the site. All pictures are presented in one long list. To find what you're looking for among the 3,000+ pictures, type in the surname or any other keywords to filter the list. I think it will be more user-friendly once we all get used to it. Click on the picture to open a larger version in a separate browser tab. Unfortunately, it does not work with the Edge or Explorer browsers. Use Chrome or Firefox which are both free.
September 24, 2019 For the past few weeks I've taken a break from my Roaring River Land Grant project to explore old deeds and landmarks in nearby Elkin. This started with a hunt for the old David Allen Iron Forge which appears to have been near the library. Now I'm working with some old maps, deeds, and grants to identify early property owners. I'm collecting this information on a new Elkin Research page. Over the next few weeks I'll work to make the page more organized and post additional records and maps.
July 14, 2019 I'm changing the blog format. I've ignored it for several months because the Wordpress application was giving problems, and eventually it stopped working altogether. By designing it myself, I'll have more control over how the content looks, and it will be easier to add new articles.
Mar 26, 2019 The debut of a new page of maps for the Roaring River system in Wilkes Co, NC. This has been 4 years in the making, and I still have several more maps to add to the page.
Oct 17, 2018 I've started a blog. When I find random genealogy stories that I find interesting, I'll write a short post.
Feb 11, 2018 Made a complete update to my research files. The last update was way back in 2007, and I had collected 11 years worth of additional research that needed to be incorporated into it. I updated the font, made the census entries easier to read, and slightly changed the general layout of each section. This is the sixth major update I've made since my first printing back in 1996.
Dec 9, 2016 Added a new photo album for Grayson Co, VA, and surrounding areas. This is a separate album from the one that includes eastern Carroll Co, Floyd Co, and Pulaski Co, VA. Also added over 100 pictures mostly of the Donithan family.
Feb 28, 2016 Added a one-page collection of photos for the 8 children of William H. Absher (b1855) and his wife Cassie Ingool (b1857).
Feb 28, 2016 Added a one-page collection of photos for the 7 children of Andrew J. Richardson (b1874) and his wife Geneva Prevette (b1881).
Feb 28, 2016 In the last two weeks, added over 150 pictures for Wilkes Co, NC. They are mainly pictures of the Absher and Richardson families from Traphill.
June 22, 2014 In the last three weeks, added over 150 pictures for Alleghany Co, NC. They are mainly pictures of the Brooks and Williams families.
May 4, 2014 The "Research" page has been redesigned slightly to make it easier to read. Also, my family trees and a link to my ancestry.com tree are also included there.
December 29, 2013 On the "Pictures" page, under "Miscellaneous" there is a new file showing 41 old postcards saved by Paris Goad and his wife Vertie Mitchell. They lived in Carroll/Floyd Co, VA.
October 15, 2013 On the "Videos" page, under "Video Discussions", Item #5 is a new video showing the pictures that I've found of Richard Bauguess' grandchildren. This generation was born mostly between 1800 and 1840.
October 15, 2013 On the "Articles" page, under "My Spreadsheets", Item #1 is a chart organizing some of the
children and grandchildren of Richard Bauguess who settled in Wilkes Co, NC.
July 31, 2013 I added an interesting story to the "Records" page: a transcription of the estate papers for Emanuel Bauguess (1797-1861) of Wilkes Co, NC.
July 27, 2013 I've now passed 2,100 pictures in the online album!
February 4, 2013 I updated the collection of pictures for the children of Matt Bauguess and Julia Pruitt. (Pictures -> Pictures of Siblings). I was able to add more pictures of Bette and Sherd as well as another picture of my great-grandfather John S. Bauguess.
July 1, 2012 A new look for my genealogy research on webjmd.com.
After 10 years or more, I decided it was time to update my webpage. Over the next few weeks I'll continue to make some minor adjustments, but if you discover anything that doesn't work correctly, please let me know! I wanted this site to have a more modern look. It was starting to feel claustrophobic with all of my links on a single page. Now there is a single row of buttons across the top and bottom of the page that will take you to the different sections. I'm also starting to make some videos, and now they are listed on their own page as well.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
June 2, 2012 Cousins from the BILLINGS REUNION...send me your email address so I can contact you when I receive new information on our ancestors.
April 30, 2012 Cousins from the BLACKBURN family...send me your email address so I can contact you when I receive new information on our ancestors.
November 16, 2011 New! My first DVD Slide Show is now available for Traphill, Wilkes Co.
Visit the Videos Page to view a sample.
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