For those who don’t Genealogy Research Travel the way we do, let me describe a typical research day. Our last trip was eleven days. We drove about 6 hours the first day, checked into a hotel and started visiting cemeteries, historical societies and archives. We tend to move hotels about every other day. This time… Continue reading Post Research Trip-What to do next
Like most Genealogists, my children really aren’t interested in sitting in front of the computer chasing down every last deed of someone long dead. They aren’t interested in spending hours in archives and cemeteries looking for that long lost connection to a 6th great grandfather. At least they aren’t yet…. So how does a genealogist… Continue reading Getting the Next Generation Interested….
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
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)
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?
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
Every genealogist worries that no one will want to carry on their genealogy after they are gone. I have three kids. The oldest was my best hope. 🙂 He loves World War II and airplanes, so I figured he’d be the easiest to bring in. His younger sister hates history and I figured she was… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-I Have A Genealogy Heir!!!!
Made lots of progress today on my new goal and thought I’d share the progress. No I don’t intend to update daily, but I wanted to encourage not only my new readers (Welcome!) but also myself. Slept in this morning, because it was cold and it was officially my first day of vacation. I have… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Progress on Day One