Sunday, December 19, 2004

William Givens: Search in the Social Security Death Index returned 16 matches. The one that interested me, however, was living in Florala at the time of his death. Actually, his residence location is somewhere between Florala and Andalusia. His birth date matched the one I have for William Edward Givens, who changed his name some time after his father, (Wm. Edw. Givens), died. The senior fellow was the brother of my grandfather, Richard Ludlow Givens. I discovered that the junior W.E. Givens grew up as Quinton Virl Givens.

Sunday, August 29, 2004 - genealogy data for the GIVENS surname
Sometimes, I think the best way to gather information is to take a big net and try to scoop up as many folks with the last name, Givens, as I can--then look through them to see if there is anything familiar. Generally, I believe that it is a good idea to join a messageboard for the surname and place that you are researching--leaving tracks so that others can find you.

The professional way to research, I've been told, is to start with what you know and go backwards. What do you think? - Editor's Note
A great resource for Givens genealogy? Check it - genealogy data for the GIVENS surname