Welcome to the NormanRoots Wiki

Thank you for visiting. I hope you find the information here useful to your research.

By the way…

The NormanRoots Wiki is largely centered around publishing my transcriptions of historical, genealogically-significant documents. Virtually all documents bear directly upon individuals in my family tree.

Please view the rules I use when I transcribe documents. These codify the basis of my approach to transcribing, as well as the purpose and meaning of my annotations.

This wiki is an ongoing effort, and information is being added regularly. Subscribe to my RSS feed to get notifications of changes or new additions.


I've developed a technique for compiling my census transcriptions onto one page for an entire family group (i.e., parents and their children). I use a table to record the name and age of each family member for every census in which they appear. Each table includes all censuses recorded during the range of dates that begins with the date the parents were married, and ends with the death date of the last parent to die. I also provide a citation to the particular census entry from which each data element (name and age) came.

I've started with the earliest known ancestor for each of the four surnames represented by my wife's and my parents. From there, I have created—or soon will create—Family Group pages for each child, grandchild, etc. to the extent census data is available. To view, click on one of the surnames under Families in the sidebar.

Publishing and Commercial use is prohibited!
This includes—but is not limited to—sites such as Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Geni, FindMyPast, etc.

I've spent countless hours transcribing the documents contained on this site, and my work is covered by U.S. Copyright Law. Please feel free to apply what is offered here to your own private research. However, if you use any of the content on this site for any purpose, you must properly identify it as my work and include a link to this site.

Citations should be of this form:

Ken Norman, “[Article or Page Title],” NormanRoots Wiki (https://wiki.normanroots.com/[path] : [“Last modified” date (bottom of page)]), accessed [access date].

An example citation would be:

Ken Norman, “Will of John Norman, Colleton County SC, 08 Jun 1756.” NormanRoots Wiki (https://wiki.normanroots.com/doku.php?id=transcriptions:wills:will_john_norman_1756-06-08 : 9 December 2019), accessed 16 December 2019.

Thank you.

  • Last modified: 2023-08-31 16:09:05
  • by Ken Norman