Author Archives: Edith

About Edith

I learned many things in my previous career, but the most important was that communication opens minds and changes lives. I want to apply the same to my new venture in genealogy because we can all benefit from sharing tips and techniques. I have really enjoyed teaching adult classes in genealogy research techniques and want this blog to act as an extension of that experience. I'm currently researching my family surnames including Hawkins, Thomas, Bolling, Alexander, Gudger and Rogers. Enjoy the hunt!

My Thrift Store Families

I was in a thrift store last year looking for some sewing patterns and found an envelope marked $5.00. Inside were some pictures of people from the early 1900’s that looked like they were related. In fact, several of the … Continue reading

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A Disposing Mind

Today I was talking to another researcher about a will that he transcribed for me and he said he figured out one of the words he just couldn’t decipher earlier.  He recently found the word – disposing – in several other … Continue reading

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The Launch

So this is my new blog focusing on genealogy, history and all things ancestral. I want to share ideas on research techniques, preserving family artifacts and breaking down brick walls. Located in western North Carolina, my business, Edith Garrett & … Continue reading

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