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Re: Screven County Nunnally
Posted by: Kathye [Payne] Upham Date: May 12, 2001 at 20:14:58
In Reply to: Screven County Nunnally by Regina Nunnally of 798

Hi Regina - it seems you are just beginning your trek into the mad world of N540 searching. The best advice I can give is not to get locked in to 1 spelling!!! Check them all: Nunnally, Nunely, Nunnelee, Nunnelley, etc etc etc!!! On 1 census I found my great uncles surnames spelled "Numeter" "Nunley" "Nemealey" and they did spell it NUNNELEE!!!
(1)start with Screven County's website & ask for cemetery listings, 1900 census data, marriage records, contact the historical society, funeral homes etc. (2) contact the main library in Tampa & ask abt obit lookups (3)Post a well-written query with all info you know about your g-g/father's wives+chn+ his chn's spouses+ and anything else you know for sure. (4) take full advantage of the different search engines' websites not only for surnames but for states and individual counties. (5)If you can get the names of his siblings from the cemetery post your queries about THEM & mention your g-g/father as a possible brother (6) if you know his wives surnames, don't forget to post queries on those surname websites too (many, many times you have to go in the "backdoor" to find a lost ancestor) (7) REMEMBER TO SEARCH EVERY SPELLING OF NUNNALLY you can think of - it is tedious but if you want to find your Nunnally's, it must be done. (8) don't give up!!! It took 22 years to find my great-g/f because the 1850 census transcriber misread his first name completely and by the way, it was a totally unrelated Nunly who actually found him for me while looking at the original handwritten census. This entry should have been "Lavarsha Nunnelee" but was transcribed as "Uriah Nunnelley". Good luck!!! There's nothing that compares to the feeling of finding that long lost grandpa or grandpa and being able to "climb right up on their knee" because of the info you have learned about their life. Kathye


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