Friday, June 18, 2010

FamilySearch visiting the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville

An invite from my mailbox that I thought some of you might be interested in attending.

FamilySearch will be visiting the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 23 at 1:00 P.M. to present FamilySearch indexing and inviting local participation in the Tennessee County Marriages project that is just coming online. This project will allow participating volunteers to help provide free and open online access to historical marriage records from counties across Tennessee.

FamilySearch sees this as an opportunity to meet and interact with local indexers as well. You are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about FamilySearch indexing and the launch of the Tennessee County Marriages project.

FamilySearch will also discuss Confederate Pension Records and other projects that may have local and regional interest.
Seating is limited. Please call Knox County Library at 1-865-215-8809 if you have questions or to confirm your attendance.

East Tennessee History Center - Auditorium
601 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902-1604

Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 23, 1:00 P.M


Knox County Library
East Tennessee Historical Society

Monday, June 7, 2010

500th posting

Well it would appear I have made it to the 500th posting on one of my other blogs. I am surprised.
If you have a moment swing by and enter.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Getting sidetracked is easy to do :)

Our local, very good, genealogy group meets on Friday mornings. I am the baby (age-wise) of the group and have a really good time interacting with everyone.
Today we had a visitor who told us about growing up in Nashville from the 1920's thru the 40's. All very interesting stuff. While I was listening to him it struck me that some of what he was relating was not to far different to what I experienced growing up in Scotland.
He brought a friend who it turned out used to live a few houses down from where we are currently located. She shared some interesting info about the history of our sub division so I am going to side track myself for a while and go find out more. Some of her "then" neighbors are some of my "now" neighbors :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The list's the thing - AOC "discovers" genealogy :)

If you like lists then this site might be of interest to you. It has a posting about genealogy links, mainly US, and they seem to have covered most of the more popular ones with a few more thrown in for good measure :)
Scroll down past Thinkers to May 27th and watch out for this -
"Are you interested in learning about the history of your family? You can find out a whole lot just by searching online. Here, we’ll take a look at 50 of the best resources for genealogy research on the Internet."

They have it nicely split up into categories -  general, search, family facts, communities & tools, BM&D, and data & archives.

I dare you NOT to take a look at some of the other lists e.g. Beating Writers Block and Really Cool Bookstore Blogs :) Interesting.