Monday, October 31, 2011

Attending Genealogical Seminars

Why attending genealogical seminars, workshops & conferences is the
IN thing:
You get:
  • INformation on genealogical subjects 
  • INterconnections with other genealogists 
  • INspiration to work on your genealogy

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lucinda Hall and her connection to Cottage Grove

Lucinda Hall is found on my website,
because she was married to my 2nd great-granduncle, Ebenezer Hayes. Lucinda was born on the 14th of October 1846. She was the daughter of Thomas Hall and Lucinda Robinett.
Recently I have been doing research on some of the families of the donation land claim settlers in the Cottage Grove area. One of these families I was working on was the Shields family. One of the Shields children was Jemima Shields, who married James Robinett. James was a brother to Lucinda Robinett, Lucinda Hall's mother, so James was Lucinda's uncle. So through marriages I am connected to one of Cottage Grove's early settlers and it just so happens that my home is located on a part of the Shields Donation Land Claim.