At the October meeting of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, featured speaker Erin Taylor gave a riveting, yet macabre, presentation on researching those ancestors who have a criminal past, or who themselves have been a victim or witness to a crime.
This week marked the centennial celebration of the National Park Service (NPS). My family has a deep and abiding relationship with our National Parks, whom documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has called “America’s Best Idea.”
Photo Above: Front Doors of Hickory Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bradley County, Arkansas
It’s time for another installment of Crestleaf’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds! As I mentioned in a previous post, Searching for Mary Jane, her husband Major Brown Garison was my second great grandfather. On a recent trip to Bradley County, Arkansas, I had three goals. Continue reading “Searching for Mary Jane Update: Crestleaf’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds- January 2016”
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 have been contemplating blogging about genealogy for several months. For some reason I always talked myself out of it, or just felt I was too busy. Continue reading “Crestleaf.com’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds: June 2015”