I got this idea from fellow genealogy blogger History Repeating. I thought it was a really interesting idea, and using the Statistics report in the Legacy software that I use to track my research, I pulled together my own infographic about my family tree. Here is the Reilly & Douglas Families by the Numbers:
I’ve been working on trying to answer the question about who are the parents of James Jackson Johns and Ellen Moore. I didn’t have a name for the parents of Ellen Moore, who is my third great grandmother, and reportedly one of the ancestors with Native American ancestry. James Jackson Johns, my third great grandfather, is often listed as the youngest son of Bartlett C. Johns, but I didn’t have anything to substantively prove that fact. So I set out to see what I could find in order to definitively prove who were their parents.
My research document is attached here, along with images of the records I used in this research.
James Jackson Johns Confederate Service Records
While trying to find information on my 3rd great grandparents (James Jackson and Ellen Moore Johns), I came across the death certificate of their son, John Wylie Johns. I located this death certificate on FamilySearch.org. From their main page, I selected Search. Instead of entering in search terms, I scrolled to the bottom of the page and elected to search by browsing the records.
I’ve been doing research on my mother’s side family and came across some sources of information about potential military service by my ancestors.
James Jackson Johns (3rd great grandfather): Confirmed military service. A member of the 30th Georgia Infantry, Company C. Source: Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865, M266-109, Roll 0399, Located at Fold3.com