Genealogist at Work-Times Have Changed Even for Genealogists

When I started researching my genealogy over 25 years ago, I had two small children, chronic debilitating migraines, and stayed at home.  Most genealogical records were found at state and local courthouses or archives.  Our public library had the Federal Population Census for Tennessee and Alabama.  The 1920 census had just been released, so they… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Times Have Changed Even for Genealogists

Fred Ghee-From farm boy to World War II Navy

        My direct ancestors did not serve in any wars or military conflicts after the Civil War.  They were either too old, or too young to serve.  However, my uncles and great uncles did serve the nation honorably in every military conflict thereafter.  Today I want to write about my great uncle Fred Ghee. … Continue reading Fred Ghee-From farm boy to World War II Navy

Narcissus Jane Ray Eady-When the Deceased Make the Census

       As our last article showed, census takers have specific rules they must follow when enumerating our family on the census. The census has a specific date in which it was to be recorded. However, since the census taker had to go to every home in their enumeration district or districts, it was often… Continue reading Narcissus Jane Ray Eady-When the Deceased Make the Census

Herbert Lenzo Keith-A Depression Era Snapshot of a Family

    Here are the basic facts about my Hubby’s grandfather, Herbert Keith.  He was born 05 August 1901 in KY.  He married Vessie Zola Crick on 03 February 1921 in Christian County, KY.  He was the father of seven children.  He married Byrdie Mai Denny Vineyard.  He died on 10 August 1976 in Simpson County,… Continue reading Herbert Lenzo Keith-A Depression Era Snapshot of a Family