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william cooper overton

Journal by laol1214

my name is laurie overton and i am from princeton, nj..i am looking for any information on my greatgreat grandfather william cooper overton..he was married to elizabeth early overton...i have never done anything like this before..if anyone can give me good suggestions i would really welcome it...thanks!!!

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on 2006-06-04 21:49:31

laol1214 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2006. is researching the following names: OVERTON, WILLIAMCOOPEROVERTON.

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by allycat on 2006-06-05 03:02:44

Dear Laurie, Hi. A warm welcome and congratulations on starting a rewarding and fun hobby that need not be expensive.

Firstly, with genealogy you generally start with yourself and work backwards.

On the main home page of FamilyTreeCircles, type in NEWBIES and press SEARCH and you will see three journals I have written. Perhaps you can pick up some tips also from linked sites listed in the journals.

Using the internet is the fastest way to research your family. Stick around and read ... read ... read.

You can try this link but only if you're ready:-

Surname Navigator

Heaps of window boxes will open up for you to read all the searchable engines/sites on one particular surname.

Make sure you document all the information you start to gather, because believe it or not you can accumulate a lot of data. It is up to you if you wish to store your family tree on your home computer, the internet or on paper format in family group records, etc.

If you have any further general questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Allycat from Australia.

by allycat on 2006-06-05 05:06:47

Also, please update all your SURNAMEs you are researching to say OVERTON etc. and not your username of LAOL1214. That way other researchers can find you quickly.

I've updated the surname wiki just for you.

by laol1214 on 2006-06-25 22:08:41

thanks for your help!!!!

by allycat on 2006-06-26 09:52:51

Dear Laurie, Hi. Please update your journal to say SURNAME ... OVERTON ... not Laurie, as that way if there are any more OVERTON researchers in the future, they can just click on the surname and it will take them to the wiki page where there is more info.

N.B. All females are generally known by the maiden surname in family tree/genealogy.

TT4N

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