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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 1800ís 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 grandmotherís maiden name, but research proved that theory incorrect.
The Strength of Your Ancestorís 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.
The Weather and Our Ancestors
I often wonder about the weather and our ancestors when severe weather approaches my home. They had no televisions or radios to warn them and no sirens to scream of the approaching tornado. What did they do?
They Came in Ships Book Review
John P. Colletta's book, "They Came in Ships", is a wonderful tool in discovering the arrival records your immmigrant ancestors took.
Time Saving Tips
Time is something a genealogist holds dear; there never seems to be enough hours in a day. Here are some tips to try and find more time to devote to family research.
TN Genealogical Society's Bookstore Website
The Tennessee Genealogical Society has announced their new Bookstore website. They have a wonderful collection of books featuring Tennessee research as well as areas outside of Tennessee. Come learn more!
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