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Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Where to Share your Genealogy Posts Now

With all the fanfare of losing viewers at Facebook due to the new algorithims and now the loss of Google+, I am now posting on https://www.georgiapioneers.com.genealogyhistory.info/
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

 When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

The modern age of technology is wonderful!  However, we must not rely upon genealogy programs to find the ancestors. Everyone knows that tracing the family roots is a tedious process involving many long years of hard work. To the new researchers out there: one cannot just sign up somewhere and expect to find the family tree.  Should you think that this is the case, the work itself is riddled with errors.  For this reason connecting to a World Tree is not advisable. One must keep their errors to themselves, not share them!  That is, until they are resolved with factual evidence.  Otherwise, in the end, that World Tree will be a trash dump no one wants to tackle.  Already the term "junk genealogy" has emerged and cleanup is near impossible. The computer programs of today merging data are not cutting it.  Hence, human beings must continue to control genealogical research and maintain it privately on a simple computer program.



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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Free Help on your Genealogy

Tracing the Family Tree has its own Special Value to everyone. I have been doing it for more than fifty years now.  The massive collectible data caused the publication of over 100 books on the subject.  Also, the establishment of 8 Genealogy Websites (recently merged together under Georgia Pioneers.com) consists of over 2 tetabytes.  Yes, I collected images of over 700 million old wills, estates, marriages,  obituaries, cemetery records,  pensions, databases of my books, and 3000+ Traced Families and Special Collections for Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.   You won't find this information anywhere else.  So why do I want to provide a free research service to members?  I suppose it is because I understand the struggle to find the ancestors and just want to help.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Old Wagon Road from Pennsylvvania

The Old Wagon Road from Pennsylvania

old wagon road from PennsylvaniaMany of Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in Pickens County came from York County, Pennsylvania and were caught up in the Revolutionary War. Job Smith volunteered as a private in the regiment of Captain Benjamin Few and Colonel Leonard Marbury. He was at the siege of Savannah before going to Powell's Fort to serve under Captain Nathan Smith for the purpose of guarding frontiers against Indians. Then, was at the fall of Charleston under Captain John Johnston; at the siege of August and Ninety Six. In all, he served five years.  . . . more . . .



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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Approach to Finding SC Families #southcarolinapioneerscom


The Approach to Finding South Carolina Families

Berne, SwitzerlandThe best way to find South Carolina families during the 18th century is to search for surviving church records and written histories for arrival dates and places, including the names of certain religious groups and their ministers. It is a study of the new emerging religious groups which were undergoing a rather dramatic and far-reaching change and Reformation. For example, a Calvinist of Lutheran church might ultimately reform to Presbyterian. The era of Reformation had its issues, so it is best to better inform oneself in order to grasp what was happening and where to search next.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I am Learning so much from your Brick Walls

I am Learning so much from your Brick Walls

Jeannette Holland Austin
"Thanks to everyone who has sent their brick wall for me to work on thus far. I am enjoying the challenge! There are so many interesting factors in this work, from the ports of immigration and the various settlements in America to families of more recent times. If you have not yet taken advantage, please do so now. JOIN now for free brick wall help 

Members, please CLICK HERE to view the results of this work as you may share the same families!" Jeannette Holland Austin 



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Names of Richmond County SC Ancestors #southcarolinapioneersnet

Names of SC Ancestors --- > Richland County #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy #scwils

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland County was formed in 1785 as part of Camden District. In 1791 a small portion of it went to Kershaw County. The county seat is Columbia, which is also the state capital. In 1786 the state legislature decided to move the capital from Charleston to a more central location. A site was chosen in Richland County, which is in the geographic center of the state, and a new town was laid out. During the War Between the States General William T. Sherman captured Columbia and burned the town and parts of the county on February 17, 1865. Early Settlers: Richard Adams, Casper Coon, John Belton, Benjamin Everitt, John Dodd, Christian Kinslery, Samuel Jackson, William Partride, Mathias Libecap and others.

Richland County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • Will Book L, Part 2 (1854 to 1864)

Transcripts of Richland County Wills (1787 to 1796)

Names are listed here : Adams, Richard; Allison, Andrew; Belton, John; Blanchard, Benjamin; Braswell, Hannah; Coon, Casper; Coosmaul, Henry; Daniel, Richard; Dodd, John; Duncan, Mathew; Everitt, Benjamin; Faust, John Henry; Gill, John; Haswell, Robert; Heath, Ethel; Hill, Robert; Hollis, Edward; House, Thomas; Howell, Arthur; Howell, Thomas;] Huggins, William; Jackson, Samuel; Kinsler, Christian; Libecap, Mathias; Mack, Conrod; McKinstra, John; McLemore, Joel; Miers, John; Partridge, William; Pembleton, John; Reese, Joseph; Ross, James; Rowan, Samuel; Shirling, James; Sledde, Seten W.; Taylor, Mary; Westcott, David; Westcott, Ebenezer; Whitaker, William Jr.; Whitaker, William Sr.; Wimberly, Mary. more names ... 



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Friday, July 27, 2018

Fort Prince George in Edgefield Co. SC #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy #scancestors #scwills

Fort Prince George

Fort Prince GeorgePictured is the excavation of Fort Prince George showing post molds outlining a structure within the fort. During 1966 the staff from the South Carolina Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology with the cooperation and support of Duke Power, commenced an archaeological salvage of the area purported to be the site of the old fort. This excavation continued until May of 1968 when it was covered by the rising water of Lake Keowee. As early as 1734, the importance of a fort had been recognized in Charlestown, however, its construction was postponed. The colonists, instead of building the fort themselves, petitioned the Parliament of Great Britain to build it. After years of delay the province was compelled to do the work at its own expense with the Council directing that land be purchased from the Indians and that the fort be erected as near as possible to the Indian town of Keowee. Finally, during the fall of 1753, Governor Glen visited the country of the Lower Cherokees and purchased the land from them upon which to build the fort. This purchase presumably included the districts of Abbeville, Edgefield, Laurens, Union, Spartanburg, Newberry, Chester, Fairfield, Richland and York. The fort was called Fort Prince George but only held the peace for a short while before massacres began again and the savages were as restless as before. The South Carolina governor again invited the Chiefs to meet him in conference in Charlestown, but they refused, lending the excuse that they feared contracting the fatal sickness of smallpox. They did, however, meet at Saluda Old Town, which was between the Nation and Charlestown. The purpose was to settle upon a stronger peace than earlier versions. see names of ancestors --- >



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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Marlboro County Probate Records #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy


Marlboro County Probate Records

Wedge PlantationMarlboro County, originally spelled Marlborough, was created in 1785 as part of the Cheraw District. Marlboro County itself was named for John Churchill (1650-1722) the first Duke of Marlborough and British commander. One of his descendants was Sir Winston Churchill. Some of the first settlers were Welsh Baptists from Delaware who established the Welsh Neck region around 1737. English and Scotch-Irish settlers settlers came to this region to grow cotton. The county seat is Bennettsville. 

Marlboro County Probate Records Available for Members of South Carolina Pioneers 

Index to Probate Records

  • Index to Marlboro County Will Book A (1787 to 1853)

Transcripts of Wills (1787 to 1803)

Testators: Thomas Bingham; Robert Blair, George Cherry; Archibald Colquohoun; Margaret Colquohoun; Jesse Council; John Covington; Moses Craner; Josiah Evans; Shadrick Fuller; Mary Gordon; William hardwick; George Hicks; Thomas James; Thomas Lide; Joseph Lister; Aaron Manship; Joseph Maxwell; Joseph McDaniel; Isaac Neavel; Moses Pearson, Claudius Perguies; Leavy Quick; Lewis Stubbs; William Stubbs; Elizabeth Stroud; Joel Winfield.

Miscellaneous Estates 1789 to 1830

  • Conner, James
  • Conner, Lewis
  • Conner Thomas
  • Conner, William

Miscellaneous Deeds

  • Misc. Deeds 1786-99; 1802-1808
  • Misc. Deeds 1786-96

Transcripts of Marlboro County Wills (1804 to 1826)

Testators: Ammons, Thomas ;Bedgegood, Malachi Nicholas ;Bennett, William ;Bethea, Jesse ;Brigman, Isaac ;Brown, Edmund ;Brown, William ;Burn, Absalom ;Campbell, Robert (Captain) ;Cochran, Thomas; Colquhoun, Margaret ;Cottingham, Charles ;Cottingham, Jonathan Sr. ;Covington, John W. ;Covington, Robert ;Crosland, Edward ; David, Elizabeth ;Davis, Mary ;Dunnam, William ;Edwards, Mary ;Elerbe, William ;Evans, Elizabeth ;Evans, John; Forniss, William ;Harry, David ;Henagan, Barnabas ;Hill, James B. ; Hodges, Henry ;Hodges, Sion ;Huckaby, Thomas ;Ivey, James ;Lee, Mason; Lide, John ;Lizenby, Stevin ;Macy, Joseph ;Marlow, James ;Maxwell, Joseph ;McColl, David ;McColl, Duncan ; cColl, Duncan (2) ;McRae, Alexander ;Miller, Abner ;Neavil, Rhoda ;Neavel, William ;Newton, Giles ;Parker, Steven ;Pledger, William ;Pouncey, Anthony ;Pouncey, Anthony (2) ;Purnell, Robert ;Quick, Aquilla ;Quick, Thomas ;Robertson, Drury ;Robeson, Luke ;Smith, William ;Stewart, David ;Stewart, Donald ;Thompson, Robert ;Turner, Thomas ;Whittington, Francis ; Whittington, Margaret ;Wilson, John ;Windham, John ;Winds, Samuel ;Wright, Sarah


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Friday, July 20, 2018

Darlinigton Co. SC Wills and Estates #southcarolinapioneersnet #scancestors #scgenealogy


Darlington County

Summerford FarmsDarlington County was formed in 1785 and the county seat is situated in Darlington. It was originally part of the Cheraw District, and later (1888) part of it was given for Florence County and again in (1902) to Lee County. Traditionally, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, and Englishmen farmed this land and ultimately planted cotton. Some early settlers were : David Rogerson Williams (1776-1830), Governor and scientific experimenter, James Lide Coker (1837-1918), Moses Scott, Absalom Gallaway and David R. Coker (1870-1938).

Darlington County Probate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Index to Darlington County Will Book 1 (1785-1797)
  • Index to Darlington County Will Book 2 (1798-1812)
  • Index to Darlington County Will Book 3 (1813)
  • Index to Darlington County Will Book 4 (1814-1840)
  • Index to Darlington County Will Book 10 (1838-1853)

Darlington County Will Book 1 (1785-1797); Digital Images of Transcripts

Gallaway, Absalom James, William | Scott, Moses | Webb, Jolly

Darlington County Will Book 2 (1798-1812); Digital Images of Transcripts

Beasley, John | Berry, William | Cannon, George | Cole, James | Connell, William | Cuttino, Elizabeth | DeWitt, Charles | Fountain, William | Ganey, Isaac | Gee, William | Hafe, John | Hafe, John (2) | Ham, Henry | Harrell, John | Harts, James | Hatchel, Morris | Hixon, Thomas | Kimbrough, Hannah | Mackintosh, John | McBride, Archibald | McBride, Sally | McCall, John | Mercer, Jesse | Mikell, Anne |  more names --- >


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Finding the Old Homeplace #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy #scwills #scprobate #scancestors


Finding the Old Homeplace

homeplaceFinding one's past can be as simple as locating the old homeplace. It creates a special sort of memory, one which you did not have originally because it was before your time. This lovely old lake with geese is absent the old house. Yet, I still experience the feeling that "I am home." This is but one of the ways that searching for ancestors becomes real. You know that your families lived their generation building a homestead and a special sort happiness from having the family work together, oftentimes on old farms. The generations of the past paved the way for our freedoms and the great wave of technology which we are experiencing today and which assists us in finding them. Imagine that! 


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy #scancestors #scwills


Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church

Fishing Creek ChurchThe Scots-Irish settlers who immigrated from Chester, Pennsylvania about 1755 named the county of Chester. Also, interestingly, Chester, Pennsylvania was named after Chester, England, so this might be a clue as to the origin of some of the ancestors who settled Chester County. Many belonged to the Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church which still stands today, however, the original building is veneered over with brick.
see names of Chester Co. Ancestors in the Wills --- >



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pendleton Co. SC Genealogy Records

Pendleton Co. SC Names of Ancestors

Pendleton County Deeds

Woodburn Plantation

Cherokee Indians lived in this region long before the American Revolution. During the war for independence, the Cherokee's sided with Great Britain. It was this decision which led to the loss of their land then located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. But two months of fight during the summer of 1776 between the local patriot militia and the Cherokees, defeated the Indians. In 1789 this land had became Pendleton County, later re-named Pendleton District. Today we know it as Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.  

Pendleton County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Deeds

  • Index to Pendleton District Deeds for 1840
  • Pendleton District Deeds (digital images) 1825 to 1831
  • Names of Grantors: These same transactions apply to Anderson County. Some of these deeds include estate transaction. The names listed below are grantors. Other names are included in each deed transaction. Grantors: Armstrong, William | Birchfield, James | Brown, William | Bruster, John | Bruster, William | Burns, Leroy | Cooper, Washington | Cox, Sarah | Earp, David | Elliott, Nancy | Evans, Zachariah | Hembree, Daniel | Hooper, Hiram | Hunter, John | Kay,Mary | Keaton, Archibald | Kennemore | Light, Jacob | Loden, Jesse | Matheson, Thomas | May, William | Merritt, Allen | Pullen, Leroy | Quails, Chloe | Shearman, John | Stewart, James | Tippin, George | Trotter, Robert | West, Priscilla | Wyatt, Elijah
  • Bruster, John, LWT, transcript
  • Burch, Henry, estate, 1823
  • Liddell, Andrew, LWT, 1820
  • Liddell, Moses, LWT, 1802
  • Rogers, Hugh, LWT, 1801
  • Pendleton County Land Grants, List of, Books A & 


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Imagine yourself instructing your computer to assemble a pedigree chart based on the information you provide. As AI draws upon information across thousands of genealogy platforms and assembles the data, would you trust the results?  If IT had access to all of the world's genealogy records, it would probably deliver a fairly accurate genealogy.  The brick walls and suppositions in our work would be analyzed from a mathematical standpoint. Let us face the fact that math is a true science.  I can imagine that when AT hit the brick walls, that he would provide us with a logical choice of the data. Our decision, then, would culminate from the mathematical prowness of a computer. But what about the tidbits of data stored inside our own brain, a sort of family knowledge?  Aunt May always said that our family came to America from Germany, for one example.  There are countless others couched inside of our own brain, not that of IT.

The fastest computer in the world uses about 40,000 processors with 260 cores each. That is more than 10 million processing cores running in parallel. Although each of these cores has less power than the intel processor on your desktop, the entire machine delivers about the same power as the human brain. Interesting. Nevertheless, that does not mean that AI is ready for big things such as robot control. Far from it.  This massively parallel architecture still presents enormous programming challenges in all of the processes powered together. The growth of the IT industry demands the use of custom microchips, more parallelism, more sophistocated software, and even the possibility of entirely new ways of doing computing.  for more articles, Join the Genealogy History Blog





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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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