The Society's Genealogist is responsible for maintenance of genealogical records and for helping to coordinate genealogical investigations. Initially a computer database of family members was established from the extensive files of Lloyd Oliver. Additions and corrections have been made over the years, so that the database now includes information on thousands of Strother descendants.
Society members and the Genealogist are involved in a variety of ongoing projects including:
- Providing assistance to individuals working on their family lineage.
- Responding to inquiries.
- Continuing search for data to prove identity of English ancestors.
- Publishing family histories in books and newsletter articles.
- Accumulating primary evidence to validate family lineages.
A few popular Internet sites, some free and some not, for Strother researchers:
- Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/
- Cyndi’s list of genealogical sites: http://www.cyndislist.com/
- Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/
- Family Search: https://www.familysearch.org/
- Family Tree DNA: http://www.familytreedna.com/
- Gen Forum, presented by Genealogy.com:
a. Strother: http://genforum.genealogy.com/strother/
b. Struthers: http://genforum.genealogy.com/struthers/
- Georgia State Archives: http://www.georgiaarchives.org/
- Library of Virginia: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/
- Mocavo: http://www.mocavo.com/
- Roots Web: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
- South Carolina Department of Archives & History: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
- State Archives of North Carolina: http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/
- Tim Kemp’s Strother index pages (numerous articles on Strother family): http:// www.mindspring.com/~tkemp/strother.html
- U.S. Gen Web Archives: http://usgwarchives.org/
- Atlanta History Center (Strother family papers): http://ahc.galileo.usg.edu/ahc/view?docId=ead/ahc.MSS941-ead.xml;query=strother;brand=default
Strother Family Database
Over the last three decades, the William Strother Society, Inc. has accumulated a database of Strother family lineage comprising over 76,600 individuals. The database includes vital statistics (birth, marriage and death dates and places) for Strother descendants and their spouses. Also, a variety of biographical information is included for the individuals. It is being presented on this web site so the data will be available to Society members as a tool for those searching for their ancestry. We hope that members will help in identifying errors or omissions in the database and will add new data to the lineages.
In 2016-2017, about 1,600 new people were added to the Strother family database. Most of these additions came from members submitting their family information. Others were input as the result of genealogy research to identify Strother family members. We have been able to identify numerous additional Strothers by analyzing U.S. Census reports, and marriage and death records found on the Internet. These same sources have been helpful in correcting some errors in the database, adding information on existing people, eliminating duplicates, and adding source citations. In addition, the substantial data accumulated by the Society's former Burial Sites Committee has been folded into the database. Hopefully these efforts will make the database more useful to Society members.
This database is a compilation of data furnished to the Society by its members. The data has not been verified and, in many instances, the source of the data has not been cited, making verification difficult. There may be errors of fact present in the database. In addition, because of the length of time over which the database has been built and the varied contributors of data, entering the data in a consistent manner has been difficult. Because of these problems, the Society makes no representation that the data is reliable evidence of any particular lineage. Because of the size of the database and incomplete data on some individuals, locating a particular individual may require some patience and perseverance. However, once an individual is located, navigation up and down that person's lineage is almost instantaneous by use of the parent-child links and the links in the four-generation pedigree charts. For privacy reasons, birth and marriage information on living persons (assumed if born less than 110 years ago) has been omitted.
Members Only: To access the Strother Family Database, click on the Strother Database menu item under Genealogy.
Fran Kirkpatrick - Genealogist
Cell phone: 615-373-5368