Saturday, June 11, 2022

It was a No-Go...

 I spent part of yesterday on the phone to the Telfair County Clerk of Court in an attempt to discover any records for a 2x great grandfather who lived there in 1900. Unfortunately, no help was to be had as I was told records of that time would require hand searching which I cannot do. I recently contacted Ancestry to ask for help from their network of professionals and await contact from a genealogist. The Clerk of Court representative did tell me she did not think divorce records went back that far but I shall see. It was unusual for people to divorce in that time period and would have been a bit of a scandal in the South. I would really like to know who his parents were and how far back this line goes as it is ending when my maternal uncle dies since his son pre-deceased him and did not have a chance to have children.

The criminals mentioned in my previous post are present day and are felonious drug traffickers according to what I read and not people I am itching to know. My grandfather and his dad would be dismayed. The remainder of this large group of cousins all appear to lead normal lives. No telling what will be next...





10 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I am sorry to hear of your frustrations.
Family? Often a minefield. Sometimes a charted minefield.

Boud said...

Interesting family findings! Certainly not a dull group.

Wilma said...

I wonder when it became a common requirement for divorce notices to be published in the local newspaper?

Ms. Moon said...

I was going to say what Boud said- at least that's not boring!

Martha said...

Such interesting family findings! There have been some interesting things in our family, as well.

Wisewebwoman said...

Many of the Irish records were destroyed in the war for independence followed by the burnings of cities in the Civil War. My father did his best in tracking our ancestry and so has a cousin on my maternal side.

I sympathize with your frustration. It's such a shame you can't research on line.
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37paddington said...

Interesting sculptures, right in line with the family theme.

jenny_o said...

I like those sculptures very much.

It's understandable that lawless contemporary relatives would be less than thrilling ... somehow lawless distant ancestors are only "colourful", not frightening!

How is Lukas doing? I saw your comment on Martha's blog tonight and it is concerning.

Steve Reed said...

Well, that certainly sounds dramatic! Have you made any progress since this post? Let us know!

LL Cool Joe said...

Those statues are really good.

One of the joys of being adopted is that I have no knowledge about any of my family at all, and no desire to find out either!