When I tell people that I am a genealogist, I usually get one of two reactions. Some think that is the coolest thing ever, while others can’t seem to understand why I would be interested in other people’s genealogy. I usually ask the doubters if they know where they came from. More often than not,… Continue reading Why I Do What I Do
Tonight I’m hanging out at the Kentucky Historical Center for the Kentucky Genealogy Society’s Reseach Rave! Make sure you’re following along on Twitter to see more highlights from the 2016 KGS seminar!
This is the funeral of Thomas Balton Disney who lived in Knox County, Kentucky. The year is 1904. Can you imagine the conversation before this picture was taken? “Hey, grab those chairs and set the casket on it. Okay, now everyone gather around and say cheese!”
The whole time I was trying to come up with what to write about this topic, I couldn’t help but thinking of an episode of Friends. You know the one where the girls lose the apartment because they don’t know what Chandler’s job is. Anyways, there is a scene in that episode where Phoebe is… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Leafy Family Trees
The most popular question I get when I say I’m a genealogist, besides “will you do my genealogy”, is “why should I care about my genealogy?” It’s at this moment that I have to remind myself that not everyone is a big nerd like me. Haha! Anyways, with this post I’m going to do my… Continue reading Why Should I Care?!
For Throwback Thursday, here is a copy of Alford Sharp’s will!
This week’s tip takes a look at Alford Sharp’s cemetery/burial records. In 1933, the TVA was given the task to build Norris Dam (and lake) in what is now Anderson/Union County. In order to do so, TVA had to move not only families who were living in the area, but also the graves of their… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: TVA Records