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The Importance of the Original
I attended a seminar led by Michael John Neill. He mentioned something that I had not thought much about-the importance of noting the type of document you are looking at – is it an original or a copy? Have you ever thought about why this is so important and how it might apply to your research?
The Interview - Getting Ready
Learn how to prepare to interview for genealogical research.
The Irish Are Coming! Ulster Historical Foundation
The Irish are Coming!” is the call you hear these days from Carla Maitland, PR Director and newly elected 2014 VP of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. The Ulsster Historical Foundation is coming to Tennessee - come learn more!
The Life of Champion Hightower Cox
Memorial article on Richard Hightower "Champion" Cox, celebrating his life's accomplishments and struggles. This article was written for a Cox Reunion by Dr. Larry Cox.
The Marriage Certificate Review
I recently read Stephen Molyneux's mystery "The Marriage Certificate", and truly enjoyed reading it. The mystery he unravels researching the couple in the marriage certificate is a wonderfully written book leaving you wanting more, revealing a deep dark secret thought hidden in the past.
The Orphan Train Kids
In the mid 1800’s there was a problem that was getting continually worse in the large cities such as New York and Chicago, among others. Many children were living on the streets, some of them just young kids with nowhere to live, sleep or eat. These kids eventually became known as Orphan Train Kids.
The Search for the Strother Mystery
Charles Strother Smith was my great grandfather. For many years the Smith Family researchers pondered on his middle name, Strother. We assumed it was a mother or grandmother’s maiden name, but research proved that theory incorrect.
The Strength of Your Ancestor’s Spirit
Families come in all types and races. The one thing they all have in common is that they all have ancestors who came before them. It is important to learn something about our ancestors and feel their strength.
The Taylor's Civil War Book Review
started reading "The Taylor's Civil War" by Lowell F. Volk and had a hard time putting the book down. The Taylor family captured my interest from the very beginning. The background of the story is the Civil War, but there is much more to this story than the War.
The Teacher Can Learn
Genealogy is a never ending learning experience. There are many aspects in family history that one is always learning and benefitting from. Sometimes, the teacher can also learn and benefit from those attending her classes. Here is what I have learned.
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