Monday, April 25, 2011

Madness Monday - Regrouping

For those that read both of my blogs or keep up via Twitter or Facebook, you know what kind of year this has been already with the passing of my father last month. As a result, I actually thought of taking a break from my research and my blogging. However, even though right now I'm doing both the research and the blogging sporadically, I've come to realize that returning to the research and the blogging helps me cope.

On my maternal side, which is the focus of  Georgia Black Crackers, I've not done much this year in the way of research or blogging. With everything that was going on with dad, it seems my focus for this year was and still is the paternal / North Carolina ancestors.

The other thing that has slowed the research on the maternal / Georgia ancestors is I feel like I have run out of ideas to at least begin chipping away at that monstrous 1870 brick wall. But I've got to return to the hunt because that wall isn't going to come down on its own. So the push to find the last slave owner of my 2nd great grandparents, Jasper and Jane Pierce, begins, again.

The first thing I plan to do is revisit the 1870 and 1880 census, which I will discuss, hopefully, in my next post.

Until next time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Talented Tuesday

I've decided that instead of featuring just the ancestors in my blog that I would try to incorporate some of the current generations in my blog also. After all, one day their descendants might one day wonder about their ancestors. So, my goal is to feature some of my talented younger cousins as part of Talented Tuesday.

This is just the beginning and right now I don't have much material, so I'm depending on family members who  would like to be featured to provide me with material for this weekly meme.

The first of my younger cousins that I would like to feature is a descendant of my Grand Uncle, Willie Hosch. Graham Hosch, the younger (his granddad is also Graham and is my mom's first cousin) is my second cousin once removed. I've never actually met Graham. In fact, while I have met his grandfather Graham, I don't ever remember meeting Graham the younger's mom, my second cousin, even though we grew up probably less than 100 miles from each other.

Well thanks to Facebook, I've had the opportunity to connect with a lot of my Grand Uncle's descendants, which is how I learned about my talented cousin Graham. Last month, I had the opportunity to see some of Graham's artwork which was on display as part of the "With These Hands" Black History exhibit at the Rowan Museum in Salisbury, NC.

The pictures included in today's post were taken by the owner of this blog on 13 March 2011.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I am honored to have received the One Lovely Blog Award from Karen of Genealogy Frame of Mind and Cyndi (aka Texicanwife) of Mountain Genealogists. Thank you so much.

The recipient of the One Lovely Blog Award is to

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.
  2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.
  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I've not kept up with my blog reading during the past few months so this may be a little tough but I'll give it my best effort.

My choices for the One Lovely Blog Award are