Showing posts from November 14, 2010

Finding Mattie Powell

Last night, I woke up and noticed that it had been a while since I had found information out about my own relatives. Then something told me to look for my great, great grandparents. I noticed that I did not have their marriage information and then noticed that I didn't know her maiden name.

However, that reminded me to go to what I refer to as the Golden nugget: Thanks to I have found many of my and other families information. This site also helped me to discover that they were married in 1879 and her last name was Powell.

There are of course two negro Mattie Powells nearest Meriwether county fitting the description but both are pretty far away 80 and 90 miles or so. So I am still on the hunt but happily so.

Update: Found a Mattie Powell and family that match pretty closely.


November 16th

Today was fun and sad. My niece Kia Leach's birthday was today so we are all grateful for this but also last year on the exact same date Grandmother Reba went home. My family went out to the gravesite and with it being late almost missed it. I asked them and finally when we were about to leave Jemal remembered almost exactly where they were. I was so grateful. We said a prayer and left but I still feel like she is with me.

Atlanta Family History Expo

Had the best time at the Atlanta Family History Expo! I was only able to attend Saturday's session.

Not only did I get an opportunity to meet others who were just as engrossed as I am I met a charming woman who I attempting to help find her lineage.

Another highlight was the last speaker of the day who was excellent.

Details to come...