East Tennessee History Fair

If you’re looking for something to do the weekend of August 18th, I highly recommend heading to Knoxville to attend the East Tennessee History Fair.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple of years ago when the Fair was held in conjunction with the First Families of Tennessee reunion.  I have to admit, this…

FB Class: DNA & Why You Should Care

Hey everyone!  The Facebook DNA class is up on the Cool Girl Facebook page.  The class will be on Aug 22nd from 7-8pm (Central).  If you can’t make it “live” that’s okay!  I’ll keep the class open for a few extra days, so feel free to stop by!  Make sure to go to the Facebook…

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. This 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…

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…

Who Do I Even Look For??

So you’ve been staring at your Ancestral Chart for a couple of weeks now and trying to figure out just who you picked to win the National Championship.  (Am I the only one who is reminded of March Madness every time I look at an Ancestral Chart?!)  If you are lucky, you’re still a little…

You Can Call Me…Maybe…

I couldn’t resist using a song lyric for this post! If you have any questions about research or genealogy in general, do not hesitate to ask!  Also, if you have an event or something you think others need to know that’s going on in the genealogy world, I’d love to help you share it!  Below…

It’s Complicated

I have a love/hate relationship with genealogy.  I like to think of it very much like my dating life.  Everything is going perfect and you feel like the luckiest girl in the world, then…BAM!  That “bam” being a brick wall.  It’s that one thing that you can’t seem to get past.  You are now questioning…

Research Services

Are you need of someone to help you with your research?  I can do that! I specialize in DAR Applications, Revolutionary War Era, and the following states: Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan. All consultations are free! Fees are based upon the depth and time of research required. Basic research requests…

43rd Annual KGS Seminar

In case you didn’t know, the Kentucky Genealogical Society’s seminar is coming up on Saturday, August 4th.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple of years ago and learned so much!  The sessions include: •  Finding Ancestral Places of Origin              Research strategies for finding ancestors and      …

Back To School

It’s that time of year again when everybody is getting ready to head back to school.  I was that kid who loved school.  I’ve always loved to learn, especially when it something that makes my world a little bit bigger. I am a big fan of teachers who use genealogy to not only teach students,…