Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 28


IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Jen Farris, ZDennis Media Group PH: 4049215921; E: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SERIES ON 150TH ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES IN ATLANTA Inaugural Four-Year Series runs Now – August 27 and inspires New Conversations and Better Understanding of the war’s influence on Modern-Day Atlanta. Noted Historians, Author Talks, Book Signings and Storytelling through Performance, …

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Jun 28

The One That Didn’t Get A Way


Big Canoe’s marina is on Lake Pettit. The little marina has seen vast improvement and greater activity since Gordon Breen became manager about a year and a half ago. Last week Gordon sent an invitation to the ladies of Big Canoe “Ever wanted to learn how to fish but don’t have tackle and really don’t …

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Jun 25

So Much to Learn so Little Time!


  With every passing day, I find that there is so much I don’t know about genealogical research— particularly repositories and their records. I’m a firm believer in learning from others and I’m ever thankful for all fellow GeneaBloggers who share experiences and research with the rest of us. I try to find some time each day …

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Jun 22

Three Years Ago Today


Charles H. Geiger Mr. Charles H. Geiger, age 82, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth. He was a resident of Big Canoe. Charlie was born August 24, 1925 in Ottawa, Illinois, son of Howard Charles and Elsie Katherine (Walking) Geiger. During World War II he served in the U.S. …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Texas State Cemetery

General Albert Sidney Johnston

The Sunday following the 2004 FGS Conference in Austin, Texas, Chuck, Pam, and I visited the Texas State Cemetery, a charming and peaceful final resting place for many great Texans. At every FGS, NGS, and IGHR we remember our great friend and genealogist who was taken from us far too soon. Chuck Knutson, we miss …

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Jun 15

2011 IGHR

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If you aren’t here at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR),  Samford University Library you are missing out on a marvelous learning experience. There are 40 states and Washington, D.C., represented as well as the province of Ontario in Canada. The published numbers: 36 from Alabama; 26 from Texas; 23 from Georgia; 14 …

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Jun 11


TechTips Press Release Posted by Michael Tvedtnes on June 10, 2011 at TechTips Genealogy has been a popular hobby for over a century, but the pursuit of one’s ancestors is now a decidedly technology-intensive endeavor. To help family historians take advantage of the latest technology, FamilySearch has launched a new section on its website called FamilySearch TechTips. The …

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Jun 09



Nearly fifteen years ago I found a newspaper clipping (newspaper title and date were not recorded) describing a little of Frank R. Woodward’s eightieth birthday. Francis R. Woodward was born 9 February 1845 [son of Daniel S. and Dorcas (Adams) Woodward [Dearborn’s History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, 1890]. The article read, in part, ” He put …

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Jun 07

Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium

The 16th annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium will be held at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, Cherokee, North Carolina, October 3-6, 2011. We are looking forward to the following presentations Creek Removal Chickasaw Removal Cherokee Removal & Those Who Stayed Behind The Cherokee and the Natchez Payne-Butrick Papers Cherokee Language Revival Moravian Archives

Jun 07

rootstech 2012


Something to look forward to.

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