Wednesday, September 15, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: An 1870s Marriage Certificate Discovery with Connie Knox


Connie Knox from Genealogy TV joins me and the panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy to talk about the amazing find of an 1870s marriage certificate and how she researched and returned it to the family. 

Watch as Connie shares the steps she took to research the names on the certificate, discover the correct family and find a direct descendant of the couple. The process teaches a valuable lesson of applying sound genealogy research principles.

Have you ever researched to return a family heirloom home? We'd love to hear from you!

Links in This Episode: Genealogy TV 1870s Marriage Certificate Found in Thrift Shop: The Whole Story

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Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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  1. A couple years ago I was given two antique oval portraits of a man and woman who the owner knew were ancestors of hers but neither had the time or interest to research them so I took them home, put the pictures on Facebook and within only a couple days found out who the couple were and eventually gave them to a descendant who didn't have those pictures!

    1. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I once found a photo on eBay and was able to use Facebook to find descendants and return it. Such a great feeling. We appreciate you watching and taking the time to leave a comment!