Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans' Day!

In memory of my father, Major Arthur P. Yarborough, Sr.  (Army, Ret.)
June 21, 1924 - October 4, 1997

My father began his service as one of the first black Marines at Montford Point, NC.  From there, he enlisted in the Army, and went on to serve for over 20 years, retiring in 1964 with the rank of Major.  You can read more about my dad and his military service here.

Thanks, Daddy, and thanks to all veterans!!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Genealogy Certificate!

Wow!  Has it really been two and 1/2 months since I've posted here?  Unbelieveable!  But, I have been unbelieveably busy, so I guess it makes sense!

I just had to drop by to share a "first" with everyone.  I know it may not seem like much, but today I received my very first genealogy-related recognition of any kind.  Check this out:

My regular readers my recall that I've been involved in an indexing project that is being sponsored by the North Carolina Genealogy Society, in partnership with FamilySearch.org.  We are working to index estate records that have been microfilmed at the North Carolina State Archives.  The project still needs volunteers, so if you're reading this and you can help, please click here to learn more about this iniative.  The work is quick and easy, once you get the hang of it, and, as you can see, your efforts will be valued and appreciated if you join in! :)