Posted in The Want Ads

Wanted: Who’s Coming To Dinner?

To get the Want Ads kicked off, I thought I’d be a little self serving and share a picture that I’ve been struggling with.

IMG_2292.jpgThis picture includes my 2x Great Grandmother, Stella Alice Baker Martin (m. Frank Martin).  She is the second from the left and sitting with her arm on the table.  Stella was born in Laurel County, Kentucky (1895) and lived in Knox and Harlan Counties in Kentucky.  I’m assuming this picture was taken in one of those counties.  Her father was Reverend John William Baker.

This picture sits in my kitchen and every time I walk by it, I want to figure out who these people are!  Haha!  I’ve asked my family members and nobody seems to know…except that Stella is in this picture.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or contacts please share in the comments section or send an email to coolgirgenealogy@gmail.com and remember, I’m always looking for items to post in the Want Ads!

Posted in The Want Ads

I’m Gonna Put It In the Want Ads

This week I’m introducing a new section to the site called “The Want Ads”.

We’ve all heard the stories of how someone posted a picture of a lost wedding ring in Florida and through the power of social media it made its way back to its original owner in Washington state.  You’ve also probably heard the great sites like Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness.  Well…I’m going to harness the powers of these great programs here on my site!

“The Want Ads” is going to be a section where I post pictures, questions, requests for help, and other items and hopefully we can help each other!  Do you have an old picture and just can’t figure out who is in it?  Do you need a document from an archive that is just a little too far for you to get to?  Are you stuck on a research problem and would love some advice from other researchers? My dream is that we can all help each other, because you know you’re looking for help too!

If you have something you would like to submit, please send it to coolgirlgenealogy@gmail.com