I had a whole topic planned for today’s tip, and then like I usually do…I fell down a genealogy rabbit hole. You know what I’m talking about. You have a plan. Just some quick research and then you start chasing an ancestor. You’re determined that whatever question you’re trying to answer can be found just… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: The Road to Nowhere
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
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
Yes, I know it’s Wednesday and I’m just now posting “Tuesday’s Tip”. You can blame the NHL playoffs for that! Haha 🙂 Anyways…this week I have been showcasing Thompson Baker. You have already read about his time in Union army during the Civil War. That brings us to today’s tip! Always look…and read…the pension… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: What Are You Fighting For?
This week’s tip is to not get hung up on spelling. As you’ll see when you research census records, ship manifests, and even court documents, everyone had their own way of spelling names. Take this week’s spotlight ancestor, Eve Weidner, for instance. As I have done research on Eve, I have seen both her first… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: Spelling Doesn’t Count