I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

25 October 2009

Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery

I photographed different views of the church & each of the tombstones. The following surnames are included in this slide show:
Bays, Bishop, Butner, Cassell, Crymes, Coleman, Copley, Crute, Dortch, Doyle, Dunn, Edmonson, Estes, Farrar, Ferguson, Gill, Holmes, Jackson, King, Land, Lette, Myers, Newman, Norton, Odell, Ogburn, Price, Rolfe, Rowley, Salters, Shaw, Simmons, Smith, Tunstall, Walker, Warren, Weston

I took 119 tombstone pictures. A few are close ups on a few tombstones not very clear.
I had to compress it for web to 9.03 MB, because the Blogger has file size limits of 10MB. The original file is full computer screen at 16.8 MB. If you wish to have the video at higher resolution and larger size pictures, email me and title the email "Pleasant Grove". I have Gmail which can handle attachments this large.
Each picture is set to show for 4 seconds, and you can pause the slide show. Happy viewing!

12 October 2009

Sorting out two Elizabeth Mises' married to two Williams'.

Here is a chart I created to help me keep the two Elizabeths' straight. The left image is pg 1, the right, pg 2. It took me a little while to figure out how to convert it into a format I could post. Click on the picture image to view full screen. Please let me know if you know more about these people. Thanks, Julie