Tuesday’s Tips: Never Forget

When I woke up this morning, I knew I had to say something.  Every year on the anniversary, I relive that day.  I can remember every detail as if it was yesterday.  Sometimes when you have memories like that, you cannot help but talk about it. As I was debating with myself on if I…

Tuesday’s Tips: Take Notes

So today’s tip is coming from a personal preference…something that I started doing and have found helpful.  I hope you find it helpful too! If you are like me, when you do research you tend to take notes on anything and everything.  Then when you go to input the information you’ve found, you have no…

Tuesday’s Tips: Yearbooks

This week, I received an invitation to my high school reunion.  I’ll refrain to say how many years it’s been…I have to leave something to the imagination!  Anyways, it made me all nostalgic and I found myself looking at my old yearbooks.  As I was looking through them, I realized that yearbooks are full of…

Tuesday’s Tips: The Road to Nowhere

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…

Tuesday’s Tip: Leafy Family Trees

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…

Tuesday’s Tips: TVA Records

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…

Tuesday’s Tips: What Are You Fighting For?

  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…

Tuesday’s Tips: Spelling Doesn’t Count

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…