Robert Boyd’s 24 Children

My Boyd family from Pickens County, South Carolina is an interesting group, to say the least. I've never been satisfied with the small amount of information I had gathered about them. While I've used the FamilySearch catalog to research ancestors in my Tennessee counties, I had not looked up my South Carolina Boyds. I regret …

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Newspapers: Early Social Media

Newspapers are an often forgot resource to family history seekers. Accessibility is an issue, but local libraries, newspapers.com and Chronicling America are a few access points. I recently lucked up while searching for "J.W. Dial" on newspapers.com. (Tip: put your ancestor's name in quotation marks to search for their exact name - "J.W. Dial", "Dial, …

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Timeline: Rebecca Ann & William Dial

Last updated: April 20, 2018 Rebecca and William Dial were my third great-grandparents. William lived his early years in Lauderdale County, Alabama and Lawrence County, Tennessee, but made his home with Rebecca in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama right over the Tennessee state line. No one knows his wife’s real last name or her parents. …

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Looking for Descendants of Minnie Pylant & Doke Pigg

I have been searching fruitlessly for descendants of my great-great-grandparents, Minnie Pylant and Edgar Doke Pigg. I would love to know more about them and I'm hoping to find photos of them. Minnie and Doke were my grandmother's grandparents on her father's side. I don't know if she met her grandfather since he died when …

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Setting the Record Straight: John Wesley Dial

John Wesley Dial was my great-great-grandfather. He was born on March 19, 1875 in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama to Rebecca and William T. Dial. He married Martha Ada Boyd when he was 24 on September 12, 1899 in Wayne County, Tennessee. The problem is that A LOT of family trees on Ancestry and beyond …

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