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Archive for August, 2005

Even more county updates

Friday, August 5th, 2005

I’m on the second half of South Carolina Counties here, today Jasper and Kershaw saw their updates.

Battle of Cowpens

Friday, August 5th, 2005

The Battle of Cowpens (1781) was an overwhelming victory by American revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan. This battle is loosely depicted in the climax of the film The Patriot. Read the rest of this entry »

Hampton and Horry Counties updated

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

The title says it all, on my second pass through revising the county information I’ve updated Hampton and Horry Counties.

York County History

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Pre-Colonial and Colonial History

Hernando de Soto passed through the area in the 1540s in his search for gold, and several decades later Juan Pardo entered what is now York County and recorded his observation of a predominant Native American tribe, later confirmed to be the Catawba, in the vicinity of present-day Fort Mill, on the eastern bank of the Catawba River. Read the rest of this entry »

New Research Links

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

I’ve added a few new research links in the right hand column on the site. The first is wikitree, which is a free, publicly collaborated world family tree project. Next up is the Encyclopedia of Genealogy which has some nice background resource information. This is also free and publicly collaborated. The last is Linkpendium, which claims over 2,000,000 links to Genealogy resources. (Admittedly 146 of those at least are to my two sites, as they link directly to county pages). They are worth a visit though as it’s amazing how much they have in there *(and how quickly things are added, this site was added within a week or so of it’s beginnings, and I don’t recall asking for it to be included, I am thankful for the link though.)

Georgetown, Greenville and Greenwood County updates

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

I’ve gone ahead and made it through the counties starting with the letter G, so Georgetown, Greenville, and Greenwood Counties have been updated in the second pass through.

Fairfield and Florence Counties updated

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

I’ve updated the information on Fairfield and Florence counties. (Updated the spelling of Fairfield, from Fiarfield, so links to the page may need to be adjusted accordingly.) I’ve been able to add a bit of information on those counties and continue progressing alphabetically on the second pass through the county links revision.

Updates and Cemetery Transcriptions

Monday, August 1st, 2005

I’ve updated Edgefield County, so there should be a bit more information there now. Also, I’ve added Cemetery Transcriptions links on counties where that information is available. On many it is not yet available, but those have been added up through the letter “E”, which, unfortunately did not have any entries. I do have one more note in regards to the USGS cemetery listings.
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Family History inspires film

Monday, August 1st, 2005

According to Myrtle Beach’s “The Sun News”, a Columbia film-maker has had his film showcased. What makes it unique and worth mentioning here, is the story is based in part on that of his 2nd-great grandfather. The film is set during the later stages of the Civil War and centers on the romance between a Confederate Capt. and a Northern girl.
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News category

Monday, August 1st, 2005

As I’ve noted on the North Carolina site, the concept of News in genealogy can be relative. Sometimes it’s newsworthy to discover where an ancestor was born over one hundred years ago. I expect this category may have a wide range of items that don’t fit in elsewhere.