Nodwell Genealogy Project Blog The Nodwell Genealogy Project researches the Nodwell, Backman, Osborne, Hay, Crowder, Sloan, Manning, and Dickey families. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:17:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Re-Indexing Database Sometime late tonight, I will be re-indexing the database. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't do something silly and lose the whole thing. Yes, I've taken three backups this afternoon, but knowing my luck, I'll kill it, anyway.

UPDATE (8:30): Only one little (and thankfully manageable) hiccup thus far. Some links will be a little off or broken for another hour or two, but everything should be resolved this evening. The coffee's brewing ;)

UPDATE (11:30): It's looking like the re-indexing is complete. If you notice a broken link, please do let me know.

]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:47:14 +0000
How I Married My Cousin It turns out that my husband's grandfather is the 34 x great grandson of Charlemagne, and my grandmother is the 37 x great granddaughter of Charlemagne, which makes us 36th cousins 3 times removed.

Naturally, the evidence for relationships beyond 9-12 generations is limited, at best, and should be treated as family lore or hearsay, probably. Still, it is amusing to draw the lines and see.

I find that if you can get a Western European ancestor back to the late 1500s or early 1600s, you can then (usually) find a mythical connection back to one of the royal lines in Europe.

]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:12:59 +0000
Research Requests I receive a lot of requests for information, and I am happy to respond to them all. Sometimes the requests are more than I can answer in a few minutes of email reply. While I will continue to respond to all requests as I can get to them, and I will continue to answer where I can do so quickly, I have decided to offer more thorough responses as a service.

]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:47:20 +0000
Loughton, Loftin, Lofton Coat of ArmsThe Loftin family are ancestors from the Dickey line. Wilmary Dickey is the 8 x great granddaughter of John Loughton.


]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:48:38 +0000
Database Woes I've noticed a few duplicates in the database. I'm working to merge the duplicated people. If you spot a duplicate, please don't hesitate to let me know! Thanks.

Update (23 Aug 2010): I think I've gotten them all now. Do let me know if you spot anything amiss.

]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:16:15 +0000
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]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:09:03 +0000
Everyone In the Tree This page can take a while to load as it lists everyone included in the Nodwell Genealogy Project. ]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:50:09 +0000 John Dickey from Ireland to S.C. I finally found some information on a possible link of William Dickey to his ancestors. I had found a census record that listed his parents as E.L. and Mary at one point. Today I found a tree with records for Edwin Lewis Dickey who married a Mary Ann East. I think this is the missing link for William to his parents.

This bit of tree traces back to John B. Dickey who was born probably between 1750 and 1760 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He came to America from Belfast on the Progressive Farmer and landed in Charleston, South Carolina. Later he received land grants in Amite County, Mississippi.

]]> (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:21:28 +0000
Meet the Family (Jennifer Nodwell) Nodwell Genealogy Project Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:57:28 +0000 Nodwell Genealogy Project Shortly after my first child was born, I gathered up all the family history and genealogy research my Nana and Nomin had done when I was a little girl, and started putting together a family tree of my child's ancestors. I had a great wealth of information to work from on the Barbee, Crowder, Simmons, and Laney families. As a child, I had attended Barbee and Laney family reunions every year with Nana and Papa, and Nomin or Mammaw. I think my interest in genealogy was sparked at these yearly pilgrimages to reunite with cousins and and bask in the glow of an almost overwhelming sense of belonging. When I started looking into my husband's ancestry, his mother's lines had a good deal of Osborne and Hay family information, but the Nodwell lineage was a fairly complete mystery.

I elected to start with my husband's and my grandparents and follow those eight families back through time as far as possible. The Nodwell Genealogy Project is the result of that research. The main ancestries I am tracing are Nodwell, Backman, Osborne, Hay, Crowder, Sloan, Manning, and Dickey. My ultimate goal is to have documentary and anecdotal information for as many of the ancestral families as possible.

Feel free to browse my tree. Living data is hidden in the public version of the familiy tree here. Registered users can view living data for anyone they are related to - just shoot me a note here if you think you're connected.

]]> (Jennifer) Nodwell Genealogy Project Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:48:58 +0000