Weekend Update – February 2, 2019

This week I have been researching my paternal Arthur side.  I don’t know much about my paternal side, so this has been fun!  Finding new cousins, even the ones that are no longer with us, is always fun. While researching this side, I found my 3rd cousin, 5x removed, Arthur Preston.  Arthur was born February…

In Remembrance – Mabel Owedda Leckie Strunk

This week our family lost Mabel O. Leckie Strunk.  Mabel was born on September 25, 1937 to Isaac Leckie and Delia Price in Harlan County, Kentucky.  She passed away on January 24, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. I wasn’t privileged enough to have met Mabel (my first cousin, 2x removed), but I have heard many wonderful…

Weekend Update – January 26th, 2019

I’m starting this new category in order to be transparent on what I’m currently researching.  Here I will highlight some of the more interesting tidbits I’ve found during the week. This week I’ve been working to expand the tree on my Rogers line.  I’m related to the Rogers through my 5th Great Grandfather, John Rogers,…

Week One – First – Vera Elizabeth Martin

I debated for a while who I would profile this week for the #52Ancestor challenge.  There were so many different ways to interpret to the theme of “first”.  Should I talk about the first ancestor I ever researched?  Should I talk about someone’s first job?  So many decisions!  For some reason, I kept coming back…

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…

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      …

Research Rave!

Tonight I’m hanging out at the Kentucky Historical Center for the Kentucky Genealogy Society’s Reseach Rave! Make sure you’re following along on Twitter to see more highlights from the 2016 KGS seminar!

Throwback Thursday: A Family Funeral

This is the funeral of Thomas Balton Disney who lived in Knox County, Kentucky. The year is 1904. Can you imagine the conversation before this picture was taken? “Hey, grab those chairs and set the casket on it. Okay, now everyone gather around and say cheese!”

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…

George Thompson Baker: Age Doesn’t Matter

This week’s “Sunday Spotlight” is George Thompson Baker, the son of Brice Baker and Mary Arthur.  Thompson Baker was born in 1809 in Knox County, Kentucky and was the youngest of seven children. Thompson married Nancy Henderson on October 31, 1829 at her father’s (John Henderson) home in Knox County.  Thompson and Nancy would have…