Monday, March 26, 2012

Local Societies: 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy, Week #13

Week #13 – Local Societies: Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful. This challenge runs from Sunday, March 25, 2012 through 31.

Root Cellar member Glenda Gardner Lloyd shared her experience with a local society for which she is thankful:
My best help came from the Carroll County Genealogical Society in Maryland. I subscribed to their newsletter requesting information on John D. Grimes, born about 1811 in Maryland, probably Baltimore County, Maryland. They sent me a copy of a land record where all the heirs of Conrad Zile were selling their share of his land to son Abraham.  All of the children and their spouses had signed this deed. John D. Grimes’ wife was Margaret Grimes. This led me to many other records in Carroll County. Carroll County was formed from Baltimore County and Frederick County in 1837 so research extended into each of those counties as well.
Thank you Glenda and Carroll County Genealogical Society!

Sidenote:  Glenda is a well-known local genealogical instructor who uses her personal research in her classes, including records about Grimes and Zile.  Now we know where she obtained the records!

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy is a seried created by Amy Coffin.
posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond 

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