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Thursday, October 18, 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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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Thriving Village of Edgefield, SC

Edgefield was a Thriving Village

New Windsor TownshipAn interesting county in South Carolina was Edgecombe. It adjoins Augusta, Georgia where some of the earliest families came to America and a number of Indian trading posts dotted the region. Also, the religious colony of New Windsor was established there beginning about 1737 and still had remnants of German Presbyterians listed on the 1790 Census. This religious colony was instigated by John Tobler of Switzerland who brought Swiss and Palatine immigrants into the region. It was located on the east bank of the Savannah River directly opposite to Augusta. Tobler, a self-taught mathematician, astronomer, musician and collector of books, owned a store on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River near the present-day site of Sand Bar Berry Bridge.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The British Captured by Sandbars on Sullivan's Island #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy

The British Captured by Sandbars on Sullivan's Island

Battle of Sullivan's Island
The Battle of Sullivan's Island. During 1775, Robert Jordan enlisted for six months as a private in the company of Captain Francis Marion, 2nd South Carolina Continental Regiment. He was at the battle of Sullivan's Island near Charleston when the british entered the harbor. Actually, the british anticipated an easy win. However, when three or four vessels miscalculated the depth of shallow water and were bogged down in the sand, events took on a different course. Hence, the attempt to send landing parties onto the island failed. Overwhelmed, the British found themselves solely defeated. Yet excitement encompassed the hearts of the patriots and was a good beginning for the Southern Campaign. However, eventually the British seized the port of Charleston and made life miserable for its residents by establishing martial law and imprisoning captured patriots and putting them onboard a prison ship anchored on the Ashley River. After this win, Jordan went on to become Sgt. of the Horse (1781) and was later promoted to Quartermaster under General Marion when they attacked the British at Pee Dee Swamp. There are so many interesting accounts and thrilling stories contained in the pensions of soldiers that it behooves the genealogist to study all facets of it. South Carolina County Histories and Genealogy 


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Dutch Fork Settlement

The Dutch Fork Settlement

Dutch ForkThis part of the upcountry was settled by Germans, Scotch-Irish, English, and emigrants from the sister States of North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The German settlement was in the fork, between the Broad and Saluda Rivers to within three miles of the Newberry Court House. Soon thereafter the line was extended eight miles below Hugheys on the Broad River to the mouth of Bear Creek, on the Saluda River. Germans were so prevalent in part of Newberry County that it become known as Dutch Fork. Adam Summer, the father of Colonel John Adam Sumner, headed the settlement beginning in 1745. Colonel Sumner and Major Frederick Gray were known to be whigs. Among those ... more ...



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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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