I had a productive and surprising weekend in Arkansas! First, I attended the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies 2015 Genealogy Conference. For those who live in Arkansas and are doing family research, this is another great resource in addition to the Arkansas History Commission. Located in the Little Rock River Market, its convenient location in an historic and vibrant area of downtown is a must see if you are in the area. Continue reading “Searching for Mary Jane Update & Other Weekend Discoveries”
I am so excited about this weekend’s activities! I will be attending the 2015 Genealogy Workshop hosted by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Lisa Louise Cooke, owner of www.genealogygems.com, is the speaker for the Center’s annual genealogy workshop.
A distant cousin, who also happens to be a historian/archivist in South Carolina, once told me, “some ancestors won’t let you find them until they are ready to be found.” After five years or more of looking, my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Jane Simril, was finally ready to reveal herself and her family this week. Continue reading “Searching for Mary Jane: Crestleaf’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds-July 2015”
I have been diligently working on a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) supplement this week. Something about celebrating Independence Day inspired me to tackle it after procrastinating for quite some time. Continue reading “Chasing Sources”
“The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA.” – Dr. Spencer Wells
I have long wanted to test my DNA, and that of my husbands, to see what clues and interesting discoveries we can learn. Continue reading “What’s in the DNA?”
Working on my previous post, I had the privilege of being introduced to Wade B. Fairey, Sr., one of the co-founders of Roots and Recall. In addition to this fabulous website that “connects genealogy to the homeplace,” Wade also has a distinguished career in historic preservation in South Carolina. Continue reading “Q & A with Wade B. Fairey, Sr.: Co-Founder of Roots & Recall”