Thursday, July 7, 2011

Family Search!!

Last night was  the most productive time ever spent on genealogy research. Family Search is  a wonderful research site for those of us that don't have the money for the other paid sites. https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417505
I haven't done much on Family Search in a while and discovered they have the Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 and what made it great was the fact you can view and save the Death Certificates.
I was up until 1:00 AM looking up family and saving! I know it may sound crazy to some to be excited over Death Certificates but sometimes there is information on there that we don't know, like the father and mother's maiden names. I found 22 certificates which I saved!
One example is that of my husband's Great Grandmother, Cora Ransom Brumley, who died in 1940, her parents were Granville Ransom and Emma Baker. This we already knew but now I've found Emma Ransom also buried at the Mt. Etna Cemetery in Marion County, Tn. Emma Ransom died 1915 and her parents are listed as Henry Baker and Betsie Sexton. We didn't have these names, they would be my husband's Great Great Great Grandparents.

4 comments:

PalmsRV said...

Not only had fun but went back another generation - sounds like a good night.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I can only imagine how much fun you are having... Since our vacation, I have not had time to even look at any of my genealogy stuff... I hope I can get back to it soon... I'll check out that search. Thanks!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Greta Koehl said...

Ah, yes, this was me after they put up the Texas Death Certificates on Family Search - hundreds of documents downloaded - and a sore neck!

Harriet said...

I've been so excited over everything I've found on Family Search. Last night and today I've found a total of 38 documents.