TRIP: Locust Hill Cemetery, Pontotoc, MS and a new twin cousin

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2022 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. After the amazingly unexpected mini family reunion on Sunday, my next stop was onto meet a newly found cousin. Our 3ggf’s were brothers. Ironically my ggf appearsContinue reading “TRIP: Locust Hill Cemetery, Pontotoc, MS and a new twin cousin”

TRIP: Trees of the cemeteries

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2021 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. While taking photos, some trees caught my eye but not until I had time to truly review my snaps did I see how amazing some of theContinue reading “TRIP: Trees of the cemeteries”

LIBRARY: J Erikson Dallas Main library genealogy floor

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2021 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. If I could spend 24/7 at this library, it think it still wouldn’t be enough time. After my first visit, and my MS/AL trip, I felt IContinue reading “LIBRARY: J Erikson Dallas Main library genealogy floor”

Weather related: Quad State Tornado KY AR TN MO + MS

Last night and today, tornadoes and severe weather tore through much of the middle of our country. States impacted were Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Quad-State tornado I stop to pray for those affected, dead and still dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Please keep them safe. Monette Arkansas nursing home, Candle factoryContinue reading “Weather related: Quad State Tornado KY AR TN MO + MS”

TRIP: Weatherbee Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2021 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. There were two cemeteries, when compared to others, that caught me off guard. The grounds were deep with leaves, stones disheveled, even large branches and fresh animalContinue reading “TRIP: Weatherbee Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama”

TRIP: Guntown, Lee, MS

For years researching Howard and looking on maps, I’ve imagined Guntown and Tupelo quite a distance apart. Imagine my surprise how truly close they where when I drove them during my stay. This is why I love to go to the places of my ancestors,’or family, to personally experience the area. To drive from placeContinue reading “TRIP: Guntown, Lee, MS”

TRIP: Potts Camp, MS & Bethlehem Methodist Church cemetery

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2021 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. If you’ve been following along, and I hope you have, you’ll know this stop was supposed to be one of my first stops before coming to TupeloContinue reading “TRIP: Potts Camp, MS & Bethlehem Methodist Church cemetery”

TRIP: Old Rondo Cemetery, Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas

Reminder: pictures and content on this blog are Copyright © 2021 StonznBonz. All Rights are reserved and express written permission must be obtained before use in any format. As mentioned in my outline post of my trip, my initial stop was to see my 2great-Uncle Jim’s gravesite at Old Rondo cemetery in Rondo, Miller, Arkansas.Continue reading “TRIP: Old Rondo Cemetery, Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas”

TRIP: Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and back to Texas

All photos and content are (c) StonzNBonz 2021. All Rights Reserved. Not to be used without expressed written permission. I don’t even know where, or how, to begin a post about one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever taken in my life. Two years ago, I began planning a genealogy trip and then CovidContinue reading “TRIP: Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and back to Texas”

FOCUS: Roger Williams Park Mausoleum and Oakland Cemetery in Cranston, Rhode Island

This came through on Facebook and I just wanted to share it. Watch the video. Remember, this is what happens when people don’t remember cemeteries matter! It might not be your cup of tea, but this could be Y O U if you choose a casket. (I’m going ashes, tyvm!) Disclaimer: I have ZERO personalContinue reading “FOCUS: Roger Williams Park Mausoleum and Oakland Cemetery in Cranston, Rhode Island”

Ancestry

Here we go again. I try not to focus on the (im)morality and (lack of) ethics of this company, primarily as it takes precious time away from my research, however there are some things that just can’t go without being shared/discussed. Today I have two such topics. As you’ll notice the last two posts focusedContinue reading “Ancestry”

REVIEW: Ancestry.com’s ProGenealogists.com

A conversation on a mogul’s social media platform led me to look up companies under Ancestry’s umbrella. Later I returned for future reference, who not to use (yes, I admit, I’m no longer enchanted with Ancestry, but it took me 23 years to get here.. and I’m not leaving this headspace even if they paidContinue reading “REVIEW: Ancestry.com’s ProGenealogists.com”

Ancestry Terms of Service

Have you ever wondered about why Terms of Service, otherwise known as TOS, are a mile long and so confusing that even a lawyer might trip over themselves trying to explain them? I started with Ancestry over 20 years ago, back when they weren’t even a big player. Over the two decades, they’ve purchased multipleContinue reading “Ancestry Terms of Service”

The library! F I N A L L Y

Back in 1998 in Chickasaw County, MS I was overwhelmed when I walked into a local library and found books about MY family. Even pages that had been written by my great-great aunt, who I adored since I was a child. I’m not a huge book reader, front to back, but I dabble. Maybe IContinue reading “The library! F I N A L L Y”

EXCLUSIVE: A one of a kind photo of Thomas Albert Sartain

Thomas Albert Sartain, a man who not only has several children, but has the easily recognizable Sartain face, especially to anyone even remotely connected to his line. Thanks to his descendant, James F Long, this personally held family photo is being exclusively shared for the first time. Thanks Jim! 🥰 Thomas is Jim’s 2ggf, throughContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: A one of a kind photo of Thomas Albert Sartain”

2 Howard Pink/ney’s lead to 2 James William Buchanan’s

Where do I even begin? I’ve started 3 different posts, and each become too long, even by my standards! Let’s try a *brief* history. 2 James William Buchanan + 2 Howard Pink/ney Buchanan (aka HP) in the same area. What are the odds? For almost 3 years, doing research in a small community for oneContinue reading “2 Howard Pink/ney’s lead to 2 James William Buchanan’s”

Birth to Grave: James Washington Long, son of John R Long.

Birth to Grave on one of John R Long’s son, James Washington Long:  B 9Nov1839 was Itawamba Co, MS.** POB as Itawamba was previously ‘presumed’ as we always thought John R was in Itawamba however, according to James’ own 1863 union reenlistment, it states he was born in Pickens Co, AL, therefore we believe JohnContinue reading “Birth to Grave: James Washington Long, son of John R Long.”