It’s time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings.
Randy presents as your mission, should you decide to accept it:
1) Decide which of your (many?) genealogy research adventures in 2011 was your “very best” (your definition).
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Status report or comment on Facebook, or in a Stream note on Google Plus.
My very best genealogy research adventure for 2011 was finding the final division of slaves in the probate records for the estate of Edward Mobley who died in 1839 in Chester District, SC. I discovered early in my research that my 2nd great grandfather, Miles, was a slave in the Taliaferro family in DeKalb and Fulton County Georgia, but until last year I did not have a paper trail to document what I knew from circumstantial evidence to be true. Thanks to the amazing records on FamilySearch.org I found the documentation I had long searched for – that Miles was one of the slaves allotted to Susan Mobley Taliaferro the daughter of Edward Mobley. Wait! There’s more. I also discovered two very promising candidates for my 2nd great grandmother Lizzie in that same document. It was a research-altering discovery. You can read about this research triumph in my earlier post “Lizzie Taliaferro, My 2nd Great Grandmother. Have I Found Her?