I learned many things in my previous career, but the most important was that communication opens minds and changes lives. I want to apply the same to my new venture in genealogy because we can all benefit from sharing tips and techniques. I have really enjoyed teaching adult classes in genealogy research techniques and want this blog to act as an extension of that experience. I'm currently researching my family surnames including Hawkins, Thomas, Bolling, Alexander, Gudger and Rogers. Enjoy the hunt!
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I’ve wanted to get this book on my father’s line finished for four years or more. I think I’m making headway for once! It seemed like an insurmountable task in the past, but when I wrote an outline with chapter … Continue reading
I gave a talk to the Swain County Genealogical Society on Thursday night. They wanted a subject that had broad appeal for genealogists so I suggested the topic of dating and preserving old photographs. The idea stuck so I got … Continue reading
I am sure something unusual has happened to you regarding who you thought you were. Maybe a relative told a story about your parent that surprised you or a new link to an American Indian way back in your lineage … Continue reading
As you probably know, http://www.familysearch.org is a fantastic resource for genealogy research but I’ve been reading about several new strategies to make this site even more helpful so I thought I would share a few here. First, if you haven’t registered … Continue reading
Last week I was working at the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Library (OBCGS) and was surprised to have a call from John Le at our local television station WLOS asking about the relationship between Elizabeth Patton and Davy Crockett. We … Continue reading
Picture by Joanne Rathe, Boston Globe Well, I starting reading about the restoration of gravestones so I could learn more about the process since we may be doing this for one of our ancestors this year. There is a … Continue reading
We went to a cemetery a couple of weeks ago to look at an ancestor’s stone to make a plan to install a second stone – for his wife. We have known that she was buried there for many years, … Continue reading
On a whim, I went to the Asheville Quilt Show put on by the Asheville Quilt Guild last weekend. I just loved all the creativity displayed there, but I was overwhelmed with the thought of making any quilt, especially those … Continue reading
I’ve had a really busy summer and was not quite in the habit of writing this blog on a regular basis so I let it lapse for a while. Now I am back and ready to share more genealogy tips … Continue reading