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CEMETERIES
Clicking on the Cemetery link will take you to a list of cemeteries by Country/State/County. If you click on a county it will display all the cemeteries in that county along with available headstone photos. To get a list of ALL burials, you must click on an individual cemetery.

There is a "thing" called CDP, or Census Designated Place. Sometimes it's a township, or district, or other vaguely defined location. Often, the CDP does not appear anywhere on any map. It will appear only on the CDP list for the given year of the census. It is often a complete mystery where the CDP physically is. When you run across a census entry where the location given is only a county and state it is because I have no flipping clue where the place is (or was). My genealogy software doesn't know either. Neither will it recognize a city that is no longer in the same county as it was when the census was taken. County boundaries change constantly. Sometimes I can figure it out, or give a "best guess" location. Sometimes not. The only thing consistent when it comes to censuses is that there are more misspelled words/places/names than not. Your best option is to locate a copy of the original census based on the "census detail". It may contain clues (such as street names) to help you define a better location than I have given here.


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Latest News
OLIVER and MARTHA REUNION 2014
My siblings and I will be attending this reunion in Galivants Ferry, South Carolina in November. It will be really fun to see our extended family again after 50+ years!

ABOUT SURNAMES - I have deliberately used a single spelling of a surname where multiple spelling variations have arisen. Most notably are Jenerette (Jeanerette, Jenrette, Jinright); Lane (Lain); Albritton (Allbritton). For the most part, all of these relatives are descended from the same ancestor(s).

7 Oct 2014 - Database updated. 20,377 individuals. Database overhaul continues.

11 Jun 2012 - A complete overhaul of the database and media files is in progress. With over 10,000 individuals, this will take some time! Thanks for your patience.

26 June 2011 - Database updated. 8,273 people.

25 June 2011 - I visited Forest Lawn Glendale on 4 June 2011 and photographed all of the family headstones I could find. These were uploaded today. The full resolution versions can be found in the Gallery.

24 April 2011 - Many new people have been added and the database was renumbered. For the next few months, my focus will be images. Kind relatives have sent me stacks of photos, and I still have those historical people to provide images for.

23 January 2011 - An updated (but still incomplete) GEDCOM file was uploaded today. The branches are slowly expanding. Many new photos are available, thanks to the kind members at Ancestry.com, and Andy D. Johnson. There is also a new "book" about Aunt Pet (Martha Lane) that my Dad had hidden away. Very cool stuff.

12 November 2010 - Welcome Andy D. Johnson and family. Also descendants of Andrew Jackson Johnson, Sr. Delighted you are here!

9 November 2010 - A big welcome to Kenneth Ray Carpenter and his family, descendants of Andrew Jackson Johnson, Sr. So happy to have you!

5 July 2010 - User accounts have been reissued. If you have trouble logging in, please remove blackoliver.com from your favorites, clear your browser cache, then try again. If you still have problems, please contact me.

28 June 2010 - Software upgrade completed.

16 June 2010 - A special welcome to the family of Joe and Molly Schroeder!