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RESEARCHERS

TIPS

I use this page on all of my genealogy websites and you are welcome to use any part or all of it on your site:

I've gotten numerous requests for guidance in researching ancestors. The following list is where I'd begin my research:

Talk to everyone in your family about what they know about the ancestors, keeping in mind that memories can fade and that some of their information is inaccurate. (Great Grandma was a full-blooded Indian or we came over on the Mayflower are two examples of information that is said over & over that is usually not true.) Write down what you've found out. Buy or download a free genealogy program to organize your information. Brother's Keeper is shareware and can be downloaded for free. Using a computer program all of your information is organized and can be emailed to someone easily.

Use ALL types of spellings when you look for records. Many times the spelling changed (Hawley to Holley) or the person writing down the information had trouble deciphering the script. Sometimes names are spelled so "screwy" that your best bet is just to go through the pages. The "s" looks like "f" in some old script, so Smith could look like Fith to a beginning transcriber.

Use the search engine on this web and others to locate surnames.

Post a query on the query board. There are a number of different query boards including Surname Boards -Gen Forum & County Boards. (They're listed in the Links section)

Join the email list and ask questions about your ancestors there.

Check census records in the county and in surrounding counties. The 1850 census records begin listing all of the family members and where each was born.

Check the Cemetery records.

Check the funeral home listings. Many times people did not have money to buy a tombstone, but their remains were handled by an undertaker.

Check the local Genealogy Library to see if they have any biographical information on the family you are searching for.

Check the birth, death and marriage records. Those may list parents names, etc. Get copies of these records by ordering them from the appropriate source.

Check the old newspapers in the library. You may also write one of the libraries to see if your family member's name is listed in any index they may have of old newspapers. (Sometimes people have done abstracts of old newspapers and have made an index of the names they've found.)

If the ancestor was in the Civil War, order the records! They have a great deal of information in them!

Don't take every piece of information someone sends you as gospel! Ask for sources! Verify information! Have an open mind! YOU could be mistaken!

New! Seeking Information emails

 

Kemper County Volunteers

There are many Kemper County resources available. If you own any Kemper County books (or have access to), whether listed or not, and will provide reference information , please let me know. As you can see, volunteers are needed. (BADLY!!)

Kemper County Histories, Atlases, etc 

Come Walk With Me, an Autobiography and History, by Glenn T. Gordy   (Surname listing-Please check the surname listing before requesting a lookup) -Ann Willeford

Kemper County - The Pioneer Days, by Louis Parmer - Ann Willeford

Southeast Kemper Its People and communities, by Louis Parmer - Ann Willeford

"Youngblood-Armstrong and Allied Families" by Frances Youngblood and Floelle Youngblood Bonner. That book covers the James Arnold McDade bloodline, including not only MS, but GA, AL, LA, AR,
and TX branches of the family. Mary Thoeni

Kemper County Census Records

(1) Please put Kemper County in the subject line. (I've put it there for you, but if it doesn't show up, please add it.)
(2) Remember: Someone had to be alive in 1850 to be listed on the 1850 census, so just make sure when you're making a request that the person is alive!
(3) Please send a plain e-mail. It is not necessary to send an attachment.

Thanks! This will make it much easier for our volunteers!

Kemper Census Records 1850 -Randy Wall

Kemper Census Records 1870-Teryl Smith

Kemper County Civil War Records

Finding Information on Your Kemper County Confederate Ancestor - Tom Neely 

 

Researchers' Email Addresses [We still working on this]

Because there are so many email gathering spiders, I have decided to place everyone's email in a graphic file. Your name will be on all of the information you have submitted, but your email address will be an image on this page. People that wish to contact you will have to retype your information. Hopefully this will cut down on the amount of spam you receive. I'm sorry that it is an inconvenience, but at this time, I believe this is the best way to handle the situation. If your email address is incorrect, please let me know and I'll change it. The nice thing about doing it this way, is that I can change your address on all pages by just changing the image.

 

Carol - on Matlock in soldiers
 

Adams, Tad   

Allison, Kathy

Allred, Gene

Arthur, Carolann

Barker, Carol
 

Barnes, Vera
 

Bell, Nancy

Betts, Lyn
 

Bonney, Donna

Bowden, Wes
 

Boyd, Raymond
 

Branch, Barbara

Branning, Tom
 

Brant, Frankie S.
 

Breedlove, Ann
 

Bridges, Dwight 

Broadhead, Joann
 

Brown, Darlene
 

Brown, Vendetta
 

Browning, Ken

Bryant, Marsha
 

Burch, Roy Burroughs, Veronica
 

Burton
 

Burton, Peggy
 

Byrd, Sandra Talbert

Campbell, Alma
 

Carter, Vicki
 

Casey, Jean
 

Caver, Larry E. Jr.
 

Chambers, Helen
 

Chandler, Dawn
 

Childress, Lisa
 

Clair, Jim

Carolyn Copeland
 

Craig, Janelle Floore
 

Craig, John Thomas 

Daly, Beverly M.
 

Davis, David
 

Dennis, Faye
 

Dethloff, Sarah
 

DeViers, Darlene
 

DeVane, Billie H.

Dolan, Patrick T.

Driskell, Dawn
 

Ely, Sylvia  
 

Evans, Bonnie

Everett, Linda

England, Grayson
 

Forbes,H. J. Jr.   
 

Forster, Bettye 

G., Dot

Galloway, Randy

Gibson, Mary Lois
 

Grace, Cheryl
 

Grant, Al
 

Gray, Sherry Gray
 

Greer, Laura 

Griffin, Trecia 

Guice, Jean B.
 

Gully, Rosie
 

Hagwood, Elizabeth
 

Hall, Paula
 

Hankovich, Nan
 

Harris, Dale
 

Harris, Sue
 

Hayes, Linda
 

Henderson, Fred
 

Hennen, Carolyn
 

Hester, Gwen
 

Hopper, Harold

Hudson, Rosie

Huffman, Jim
 

Jenkins, Linda
 

Jenkins, Milton
 

Johnson, Lea
 

Johnson, Johnnie

Johnson, Penny
 

Jones, Bob

Juhl, Mindie

Kines, Paul
 

Landrum, LaNelle
 

Lindsay, C. D.
 

Long, Dave
 

Lyon, LeFloris   leflorislyon@msn.com
 

Mallette, Bob
 

McAdory, Jeff

McCracken, Ernest W.

McCune, Kenneth

McKenney, Bruce R.
 

McKinnon, Kay

McRaven, Bryan D.
 

Marston, Susan  
 

Martin, Lynn

Merritt, Marc
 

Midkiff, June S.  
 

Moore, Billy P.
 

Moran, Delita
 

Morrison, Bill
 

Neely, Tom

Nicholson, Sondra
 

Oubre, Stephen
 

Oden, John
 

Payne, Cindy

Persons, Edwin
 

Peschka, Betty Joe Snowden 

Prehn, Chip    McWilliams descendant
 

Pickett, David
 

Poole, Tammy 

Popejoy, Patricia Ponder
 

Prey, Lesley Baird        lesley66@charter.net
 

Ramsey, Betty

Reese, Nancy
 

Reid, Ernie
 

Roberts, Fay
 

Ross, Joy
 

Rupert, Hattie

Sartin, Viv

Seale, Thomas
 

Seals, Nacole
 

Sedlacek, Mary Connor
 

Seymour, John Clark

Shambarger, Bob
 

Sharp, Bobby F.

Smith, Desiree Stokes

Smith, Donnie

Smith, Karl H.

Smith, Teryl
 

Spoon, Debbie
 

Steeley, Billie
 

Stevens, Danny
 

Stewart, Dick
 

Tait, Terri
 

Taylor, Denise Lang
 

Tamblyn, Carolyn
 

Thomas, Guy H
 

Tillett, Martin W.
 

Tinsley, Billy R.
 

Tinsley, Sean 

Toney, Wanda
 

Tucker, Joyce
 

Ussery, John

Van Devender, Bob
 

Vandevender, Walt
 

Van Horne, Marleen
 

Van Ness, Thomas E.
 

Wall, Randy
 

Warren, DeWayne 

Waters, Bobbie Hailey

Wagener, Jim 

Weatherford, Tommie H.
 

Webster, Mary
 

Wells, Denise
 

West, Bettie

West, D.
 

White, Walter M.
 

Whitley, Annajoy Fowler 
 

Wilkins, Carolyn
 

Willeford, Ann
 

Williams, Darlene
 

Williams, John
 

Williams, Kristy   KDWIAM@email.msn.com or KDWIAM@.msn.com
 

 

 

 



SURNAMES RESEARCHED

To list your Kemper surnames on this page, send them to L. Lyon. If you find any email addresses that do not work, please let me know so I can remove them. 



 
 



If you have questions or problems with this site,
email the Kemper County Coordinator: LeFloris Lyon
I am unable to do your personal research.
I do not live in Kemper County MS.

LeFloris Lyon 2003-2016 All rights reserved
Last modified: 03/03/16.
 

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