It’s that time of year again for Genealogy Resolutions. I don’t make resolutions like lose 20 pounds, or exercise more. But I do make ones for my genealogy, and for the most part, I tend to stick to them. 2017 was a rough year. My Father-in-law became sick in late March and passed away in… Continue reading 2018 Genealogy Resolutions
Our road system was very different in 1898 than it is today in Tennessee. Roads have to be paid for and so toll booths were set up on different parts of the road and when you came to that person’s toll booth, you paid a small amount to travel on the road. The tolls paid… Continue reading Of Pardons, Poisons and Plaintiffs: Stephen Bennett (Part 3 of 3)
As a kid I remember visiting various relatives in the summer time. You'd pull up into a dirt driveway, where the grass had been beaten down by tire tracks and the summer heat. You didn’t have to worry about getting stuck, because the clay mud had formed well worn tracks and hardened there into perfectly… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer
Death does weird things to a family. Grief is an all encompassing emotion, but it never looks the same on any two given moments or in any two given people. I try to Walk In Their Shoes when dealing with my ancestors and this time unfortunately that is fairly easy. My precious Father-in-Law passed away… Continue reading Trials and Tribulations-Stephen Bennett (part 2 of 3)
I have been enthralled with my ancestor Stephen Bennett since I first got started in Genealogy. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. I drove to MTSU to do some research on my family. Not sure what made me decide to start doing Genealogy that day, but I was home visiting and… Continue reading Grave Robbing in TN-Stephen Bennett (part 1 of 3)
As Hubby and I research our family lines, we often stop to ponder things. Most recently he has been researching the murder of his great grandfather, Flavious Elliott. Flavious and John Dick, as one telling of the story go, were walking down the street, and heard a commotion in a house and went to see… Continue reading Do You Ever Wonder?
In discussions with fellow genealogists on Facebook, I have been asked several times to share how I use Evernote as a Research Log and since I just had a major research trip in which I used Evernote as my Research Log and made tremendous research progress, I thought sharing via my blog would be easier… Continue reading Using Evernote as a Genealogical Research Log
Some blog posts are hard to write. This is one of them. Part of the reason it was hard to write, is I did not have the answers and part was I knew it was a subject that was uncomfortable for my father. But this week is Memorial Day week, and I felt now was… Continue reading Dad’s Service Record
I am the Cheapest woman on earth, especially when it comes to spending money on myself. But this week I decided to purchase a Silhouette Cameo. I really couldn’t tell you why I wanted the Cameo, or what I planned to do with one, but I decided I wanted one, and with a little Christmas… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-The Office
In Genealogy we start with what we know and we work to what we don’t know. That is far easier said than done. Mainly because the documents we need may not be readily available to work backwards in a straight line. But I do know (from previous research) that Manerva Beasley Haynes Turner is my… Continue reading Genealogist at work-Where Do I Go from Here?