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  1. Photo by Raphael Schaller on Unsplash We received a request, via the GoAncestry Facebook page, to search for an obituary for Shirley M. Albea. She was born 5 June 1941 and died on 15 December 2004. There are obvious places to search such as Ancestry.com or other paid online sources. Ancestry.com does not have obituaries (original or transcribed) available. The U.S. Obituary Collection at Ancestry notes only the Name, Death Age: 63, Birth Date: 1941, Death Date: 15 Dec 2004, Obituary Date: 18 Dec 2004, and Newspaper Title: The Albany Herald. Next step, Newspapers.com which has a wealth of newspapers online; this requires a subscription. A quick check there showed that The Albany Herald is not one of the papers digitized yet. So then I went to the Library of Congress website where they also have a large collection of newspapers which are being digitized under the program "Chronicling America". This time for free but again, no Albany Herald. Based on Ms. Albea's fairly recent death date of 2004, I decided to check Funeral Home websites. The Mathews Funeral Home maintains a collection of obituaries but the oldest I found in my searches was for 2013. A prior Google search had provided me with a transcribed obituary at GenealogyBuff.com. However, I really wanted to find the original for the request. There are further searches that could be done by contacting a local (to Albany, GA) library to see if they have copies of this newspaper, on microfilm or print. I decided to stop my search here as I feel the GenealogyBuff websites probably provides a good transcription of the obituary and should be sufficient. For the obituary, please see the Surname entry for Joseph and Shirley Albea. Additionally, check out Georgia Homepage or Dougherty County Homepage for more information on these regions. The South is definitely not my area of expertise in researching so if anyone would like to assist in building out any states and/or counties with quality information, please send me a message!
  2. Our Mission The Georgia Genealogical Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was founded as a friend of the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1964 (click here for a list of Charter Members). We invite you to join us. Our Purposes To raise the standards of genealogical research over the state through education programs, workshops, and the publication of genealogical data, and To constitute a "Friends of Archives" group for the Georgia Department of Archives and History, to assist said department in building up its genealogical collection, and To promote the collection and preservation of the early records of the Colony and the state of Georgia.
  3. THE SOURCE FOR GEORGIA HISTORY Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South.
  4. The Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society covers the following counties: Baker, Ben, Hill, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grdy, Irwin, Lee, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, Worth. They have a vibrant Facebook Page.
  5. Courtesy of FindAGrave, Memorial #111951981: Joseph W. (Joe) Albea, (GySgt, USMC, Ret.), 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.A native of Greenwood, SC, Mr. Albea had resided in Albany, GA since 1976 moving from Riverton, NJ. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps after twenty three years and served in Korea. Mr. Albea was also employed at the Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany, GA before his retirement.Mr. Albea was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge # 1285, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk, Lodge # 713, a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 2785, River Pointe Golf Club and The Laidback Golfers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley M. Green Albea.Survivors include his children, Joseph William Albea, Worth Dunn Albea, Memrie Susan Scales, all of Greensville, SC, Melodie Carmen Grimes of Winston-Salem, NC, Cheryl Marie Klett, NJ, Tammy Allison Albea, Roswell, GA, Marc Joseph Albea of Katy, TX , a sister, Betty Jean Bennington, and numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Courtesy of GenealogyBuff.com, transcribed from Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection: The funeral service of Shirley Mae Albea, 63, of Albany, GA., who passed away Wednesday December 15, 2004, will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Chaplain Jim Parks will officiate. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. A native of Burlington, NJ, Mrs. Albea had resided in Albany since 1976 moving here from Riverton, NJ. She was a retired accountant and member of Covenant Presybterian Church. Mrs. Albea was endeared by everyone she met and was a loving mother and wife. She will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Joe Albea of Albany, a daughter, Tammy Albea of Roswell, GA, a stepson, Marc Albea of Houston, TX and a stepdaughter, Cheryle Klett of Spring Glen, NY.The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Betheseda, Maryland 20814. View full record
  6. Courtesy of FindAGrave, Memorial #111951981: Joseph W. (Joe) Albea, (GySgt, USMC, Ret.), 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.A native of Greenwood, SC, Mr. Albea had resided in Albany, GA since 1976 moving from Riverton, NJ. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps after twenty three years and served in Korea. Mr. Albea was also employed at the Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany, GA before his retirement.Mr. Albea was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge # 1285, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk, Lodge # 713, a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 2785, River Pointe Golf Club and The Laidback Golfers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley M. Green Albea.Survivors include his children, Joseph William Albea, Worth Dunn Albea, Memrie Susan Scales, all of Greensville, SC, Melodie Carmen Grimes of Winston-Salem, NC, Cheryl Marie Klett, NJ, Tammy Allison Albea, Roswell, GA, Marc Joseph Albea of Katy, TX , a sister, Betty Jean Bennington, and numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Courtesy of GenealogyBuff.com, transcribed from Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection: The funeral service of Shirley Mae Albea, 63, of Albany, GA., who passed away Wednesday December 15, 2004, will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Chaplain Jim Parks will officiate. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. A native of Burlington, NJ, Mrs. Albea had resided in Albany since 1976 moving here from Riverton, NJ. She was a retired accountant and member of Covenant Presybterian Church. Mrs. Albea was endeared by everyone she met and was a loving mother and wife. She will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Joe Albea of Albany, a daughter, Tammy Albea of Roswell, GA, a stepson, Marc Albea of Houston, TX and a stepdaughter, Cheryle Klett of Spring Glen, NY.The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Betheseda, Maryland 20814.
  7. This directory is the largest, most current, and accurate directory of societies in Pennsylvania: http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/directory-pennsylvania-genealogical-societies.html View full record
  8. This directory is the largest, most current, and accurate directory of societies in Pennsylvania: http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/directory-pennsylvania-genealogical-societies.html
  9. 1920 US Census for Kentucky - Allen - Scottsville, District 0001 Page 19 Huntsman Humphrey, head, age 42, own hardware store, self and parents born in Kentucky Leona, wife, age 39, self and parents born in Kentucky Glynn T., son, age 1, self and parents born in Kentucky Horn John M., father-in-law, age 69, widowed, self and father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia George, brother-in-law, age 26, single, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 22 Huntsman Roscoe C., head, age 45, furniture salesman, self and parents born in Kentucky Frances, wife, age 44, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 23 Huntsman Rory O., head, age 42, Allen County representative, self and parents born in Kentucky Mary L., wife, age 32, self and parents born in Kentucky Grace C., daughter, age 11, self and parents born in Kentucky Frances, daughter, age 10, self and parents born in Kentucky Arthur, son, age 7, self born in Florida, both parents born in Kentucky Continued on to page 24 Mary P., daughter, age 5, self and parents born in Kentucky Rory O., Jr., son, age 2, self and parents born in Kentucky Fieldwell Harold, servant, black, age 25, laborer in poultry yard Carver Fannie, head, age 74, widowed, hotel proprietor Includes 2 nieces and 1 servant Huntsman Porter, boarder, age 42, single, supply co. salesman, self and parents born in Kentucky There are a total of 6 boarders Page 26 Huntsman Eliza W., head, age 48, widowed, hardware merchant, self and parents born in Kentucky Lera M., daughter, age 22, single, self and parents born in Kentucky Ruby D., daughter, age 20, single, self and parents born in Kentucky Flora E., daughter, age 13, self and parents born in Kentucky Mery L., daughter, age 8, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 29 Huntsman Hershel W., head, age 47, U.S. mail rural carrier, self and parents born in Kentucky Cora B., wife, age 43, self and parents born in Kentucky Gary O., daughter, age 13, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 37 Renfro James A., head, age 35, automobile mechanic, self and parents born in Tennessee Maggie, wife, age 35, self and mother born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee Lily B., daughter, age 14, self and mother born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee Lulu M., daughter, age 11, self and mother born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee Elizabeth M., daughter, age 7, self and mother born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee James F., son, age 5, self and mother born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee Huntsman James W., stepfather, age 70, house carpenter, self and parents born in Kentucky Elmina, stepmother, age 64, self and parents born in Kentucky Benjamin, uncle, age 62, self and parents born in Kentucky 1920 US Census for Kentucky - Allen - Scottsville - District 0002 Page 21 Huntsman Willie, head, age 42, farm laborer, self and parents born in Kentucky Bettie, wife, age 39, self and parents born in Kentucky Noamie, daughter, age 17, single, self and parents born in Kentucky Thomas J., son, age 13, self and parents born in Kentucky Esley W., son, age 10, self and parents born in Kentucky Cora J., daughter, age 6, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 24 Hunt Vernon, head, age 50, boarding house keeper, self and parents born in Kentucky Nellie, wife, age 45, self and parents born in Kentucky Huntsman Robert, brother-in-law, age 48, real-estate agent, self and parents born in Kentucky Joe, nephew, age 6, self and parents born in Kentucky Murell, nephew, age 18, single, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 26 Huntsman Daniel, head, age 79, self and parents born in Kentucky America, wife, age 73, self and parents born in Kentucky Anie, daughter, age 38, public stenographer, self and parents born in Kentucky Maud, daughter, age 36, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 32 Huntsman Joseph W., head,age 67, Justice of the Peace magistrate, self and parents born in Kentucky George E., wife, age 69, self and parents born in Kentucky Benia, daughter, age 37, general practice stenographer, self and parents born in Kentucky Huntsman Earl, head, age 42, real estate agent, self and parents born in Kentucky Zula, wife, age 33, self and parents born in Kentucky Harry, son, age 13, self and parents born in Kentucky 1920 US Census for Kentucky - Allen - Scottsville - District 0003 Page 11 Huntsman Henry W., head, age 29, farm laborer, self and parents born in Kentucky Zara M., wife, age 34, self and parents born in Kentucky Walda J., son, age 3, self and parents born in Kentucky Lucile, age 6, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 18 Hunteman Jim, head, age 43, farmer, self and parents born in Kentucky Bettie, wife, age 41, self and parents born in Kentucky Ednie, daughter, age 14, self and parents born in Kentucky Lora, daughter, age 12, self and parents born in Kentucky Hunteman John, head, age 46, self and parents born in Kentucky Purdie, wife, age 26, self and parents born in Kentucky Bessie, daughter, age 20, self and father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee Clasie, son, age 16, self and father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee Continued on to page 19 Huntsman Charley, son, age 14, self and father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee Pernie, daughter, age 5, self and parents born in Kentucky Carlene, son, age 2, self and parents born in Kentucky Page 27 Huntsman Lucindy, mother-in-law, age 73, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee Willoughby W. E., head, age 54, Dr. M.D., self and parents born in Kentucky Pennie, wife, age 49, born in Kentucky, both parents born in Tennessee Sturdivant E. H., step-son, age 28, Owner in Seam's Stiher, self and both parents born in Kentucky Ruby B., daughter-in-law, age 25, self and both parents born in Kentucky Pauline, granddaughter, age 5, self and both parents born in Kentucky Jessie Clay, granddaughter, age 2, self and both parents born in Kentucky 1920 US Census for Kentucky - Allen - Scottsville - District 0004 Page 6 Huntsman Edna, servant, age 17, single Living with William W. Cliburn (head 1), Jessie B. Calvert (head 2), and families. Page 21 Lyles Sam T., head, age 51, general farmer, self and both parents born in Kentucky Fannie, wife, age 41, self and father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee Glan, son, age 11, self born in Illinois, both parents born in Kentucky Kenneth, son, age 5, self and both parents born in Kentucky Huntsman Frank, Inmate, female, age 72, widowed, self and both parents born in Kentucky Lizzie, Inmate, female, age 66, single, self and both parents born in Kentucky Lak, Inmate, male, age 68, widowed, self and both parents born in Kentucky Bell, Inmate, female, age 52, widowed, self and both parents born in Kentucky Reaves, Inmate, age 8, male, self and both parents born in Kentucky Georgie, Inmate, female, age 4 11/12, self and both parents born in Kentucky Page 30 Huntsman Anna E, head, age 73, widowed, self and both parents born in Kentucky Grace, daughter, age 36, single, self and both parents born in Kentucky
  10. In the 1930 Blue and Gold, my Grandfather was listed as a member of the Radio Club at Findlay High School in Ohio. My Grandfather, Frank Hoy, graduated just one year later in 1931 so this membership would have been in his Junior year. It is unknown whether he was a part of the first year for this Club. Attached is a picture of the members; my Grandfather is in the first row to the far left. The club had a station and their call letters were W 8 A R M. "The purpose of the club is to teach its members to become good radio operators. The meetings include code practice and a study and discussion of transmitters and receivers. The members are encouraged to learn the code, build transmitters and receivers, and apply for licenses. A number of motion pictures on the building and operating of radio stations were shown at the club meetings." According to Wikipedia, radio education began as early as April 1922 when Tufts College professors broadcast the first of a series of educational lectures, described by the press as a sort of "wireless college". The Congressional Radio Act of 1912 required amateurs to be licensed and provided restrictions on transmission. It was noted that three members of the FHS Radio Club had already become licensed amateurs and others had applied and would receive their licenses in the near future. I would be curious to know if my Grandfather was one of those who had an interest in becoming licensed. Regardless of my Grandfather's interest in radio, his parents had an interest in the entertainment that radio brought as the 1930 census reflected that they owned a radio. Beyond the Ham Radios, the beginning of radio was definitely focused on variety shows, as noted at the website Behind the Dial, primarily of the comedic nature although dramas also gained popularity. However, crooners and dance music did become the mainstay of radio. Frank Thomas' parents and my Great Grandparents were dance enthusiasts and I was told that they often had dance parties at their home, rolling back the carpets and dancing the evening away.
  11. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon! View full record
  12. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon! View full record
  13. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon! View full record
  14. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon! View full record
  15. We created this page to display county information for each state. Our team is engaged in building out the content to populate this page, sharing genealogy and history information. In the near future, we will be adding our library records which contain Books, Newspapers, Photos, Postcards, and other unique materials. Some of these are being presented to connect descendants with their family heirlooms (postcards, journals, Bibles). These library records will also be useful to those wanting assistance in finding an entry for their ancestors; we will perform "lookups" as time permits. If you have suggestions for content or basic input on the website, send us a message. We would be happy to incorporate your ideas. As we continue to populate this page, it should become more useful in your research so please check back soon! View full record