1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 22, 2019 11:54 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking the Family of Polly Hopkins


      I have pictures and discharge paper and would like to find family. I found a paper clipping of funeral of Mrs Polly Hopkins. Her survivors are son. John D Hopkins. Kevil, and four daughters: Mrs. Gilbert Covington, Mayfield., Mrs. Herschel Fields Wingo; Mrs Becken Curvin and Mrs. Hansel Dowdy, both of Graves County

        • Re: Seeking the Family of Polly Hopkins
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Morgan,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          To seek the family of Polly Hopkins, we also suggest that you check with the Graves County Courthouse. They should have deeds and marriage records of Mrs Becken Curvin and Mrs. Hansel Dowdy that may include addresses or other contact information.


          If Polly Hopkins is part of your family research, then we suggest that you review NARA’s website for tips on how to begin your genealogical research; and Census Resources for how to access census records that may are digitized in the National Archives Catalog or available on our partners’ websites as well as how to view them for free at a NARA facility. NARA has census schedules on microfilm dating from 1790 to 1930 but data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 due to the 72-year restriction on access to the Census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations.


          You may use Ancestry to access Census records and other digitized records. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. However, you may view these records online at one of NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your search for Polly’s family!


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