02 April 2013

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2013: B is for Books

I love books and I love genealogy. Here are a few of the books that I have in my collection because they also involve genealogy research to one degree or another.  

Edgefield [South Carolina] Marriage Records From the late 18th Century up through 1870. This book was written by Carlee T. McClendon, a first-cousin of my late father-in-law, Robert Bruce McClendon, Jr. It has been very helpful to my research and ultimately led me to the names of one set of my fourth great-grandparents.  


The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis. My love of history goes hand-in-hand with my love of genealogy. To help learn more about the lives of our ancestors, it helps to know more about the times in which they lived. What better way to learn about the Confederacy than by reading the words of the people who were there?  

Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery by John A. Burrison. This book is in my collection because I saw a reference to it while researching the Gunter Family (my daddy's family). There is a reference to Allen Gunter, my fourth great-grandfather, who was a potter known for the alkaline glazing technique. He was apparently a pioneer of this type of glazing in Edgefield County, South Carolina and took this trade with him when he moved to Georgia, where he trained others to use this method.

Disclosure: The links to both Brothers in Clay and The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government are affiliate links. Your purchase of these books helps to support my genealogy research. Thank you for your support!

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