So, how am I doing? Here's a list of my direct line ancestors. I had EDs picked out for all of them and have conducted searches for them.
|Betty Huyler||Grandmother||Roy Albea||Grandfather|
|Ruby Huyler Whitfield||Great-Grandmother||Vernon & Auline Albea||Great-Grandparents|
|Sarah Britt||Grandmother||Vary "Mack" Huyler||Great-Grandfather|
|Nathan Britt||Great-Grandfather||Nina Albea||2xG Grandmother|
|Thomas Craft||Grandfather||John & Ida Huyler||2xG Grandparents|
|BE & Ruth Craft||Great-Grandparents||Ledora Barfield Britt||Great-Grandmother|
|Stephen T Boatright||3xG Grandfather||Frances Boatright Barfield||2xG Grandmother|
|William D Witt||2xG Grandfather||Effie Craft||2xG Grandmother|
|Leila Evans||2xG Grandmother|
|Leverett & Louise Waters||2xG Grandmother|
When I look at this list, something stands out: for the most part the left hand side are farmers and the right hand side are mill workers or widows. Mill workers moved a lot. A lot. Looking at city directories, they are almost never in the same place two years in a row. And the widows have possibly moved in with one of their children, leaving the homes they had with their husband.
I'm going to keep looking for my missing ancestors, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to find them without an index. As far as index completion is concerned, I think I've heard that one might be completed as soon as 6 months. I'm going to have to do my part and do some more indexing with FamilySearch. I've done two pages so far and have found it exceedingly easy. Hopefully they'll start Georgia and South Carolina soon!