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?
I haven’t been lax in my work lately. The planned Genealogy Scanning project is moving slowly along as is cleaning up my source citations and making sure my research notes in Evernote are in good order. I chose one of my mom’s surnames: Hubbard and started working on getting all the documents scanned. There weren’t… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Progress Reports….
Hubby and I visited this beautiful site last year as we Walked in the steps of the Tennessee Brigade.
Mary Tyler Moore at the dedication of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Sheperdstown University
Most people remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of Hollywood’s great funny ladies, and for good reason: Laura Petrie, and more recently, Mary Richards, left an indelible mark on American society. Moore’s death today at age 80 is a real loss.
What many don’t know is that Mary Tyler Moore had deep ties to the Civil War community.
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My mother’s side of the family is never easy to research. They were poor sharecroppers after the Civil War on one side. The other side gentlemen farmers. A few did own large plantations, but for the most part researching her family has tested every thing I have ever learned in 30 years of genealogy research… Continue reading Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker
Well, didn’t take me long to remember why I didn’t make much progress with scanning the files in my filing cabinet. 1) it is incredibly boring 2) there are a lot of things I don’t really know what to do with, like copies of index books that I might need or might not. 3) it… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Scanning Progress