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!


  1. Oh Mavis, I am so sorry about your father. I had no idea he had passed away, how did I miss this? My condolences to you and your family. Doing the things you love and time will help ease the pain. I am sorry I didn't know earlier. Thinking of you...

  2. Cheryl,

    That's okay and thank you for the condolences

  3. Mavis, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You will definitely be in my prayers.

    -Terrence G.

  4. Sorry to hear about your father Mavis! I was wondering where you had been. Regardless, I pray peace over you and hope that you will find whatever you need to help you get through this tough time. Take the time you need! :)

  5. So sorry to learn of your dad's transition. May your memories of him bring you comfort.

  6. It's good to see you here, Mavis. Blogging and research give me comfort (and escape from life) as well, so I know where you're coming from. You're in my thoughts as you endure this difficult time.

  7. Mavis - I've been so out of it... I had no idea about your father. My prayers and {{{hugs}}} are with you. Do what gives you comfort to help you get through the days ahead, and be sure to let your friends and family know when you need them.

  8. Mavis,
    My condolences to you and your family. Take one day at a time. You have a great support group here. Take Care.

  9. Mavis, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Prayers and comfort to you and your family.


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