Sunday, April 8, 2012

Project submitted

A week ago Friday I submitted my four generation project for accreditation with ICAPGEN. I have worked on the family lines I submitted off and on for the last 20 years. It is very satisfying to have the project at a place where it was ready to be submitted. If you're not familiar with the accreditation process, may I suggest that you go to their website and see what's involved. Everything has to be very well documented and cited.I'm hoping my report will pass on the first try but I know many have not done so and so I won't be too disappointed if it doesn't. I know I will be in good company.

The fun part of my report is the information on the last generation where I could not find one piece of direct evidence to tie the three brothers who went to Henry County, Tennessee from Wake County, North Carolina. As a result, there is a large body of indirect evidence that was used to tie the families together. Among these were deed records, probate files, and marriage records. I even found evidence of a slave that was given to the wife of one of these brothers mentioned in both the father-in-law's will and in the estate inventories of my relative, his son-in-law. The will was made in Wake County. The probate of the son was in Henry County, Tennessee.

I love genealogy and especially when you can put together a project like this. Wish me luck in passing the review of the report on the first try!