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It’s been awhile

Well it has been awhile since the last entry!  The end of the school year brings a flurry of activity and occupies most of my time and energy.  Now school is out I will have to try and find a balance between cleaning, gardening, Halloween prep and genealogy.  So far cleaning and gardening have won […]

Show me your documents

          Documentation is the skeleton upon which all good genealogy should be based.  There are many models to follow but for most of us we document what our genealogy programs dictate.  The base program I work with, RootsMagic has fields for dates, places, sources, notes….  I can sometimes become compulsive making sure I have all […]

John Claiborne Tyree Jr.

Under family histories on the forum side of this blog you will find information about John Claiborne Tyree Jr.  John was the brother of Obedience Tyree-Dillon and he was the first person killed in the “Battle of Cole Camp”.  John Tyree Enjoy


Well I am pretty well stuck on many of my families.  I have not done much work on my Dad’s side of the family.  It might be time to dust off the notes I have on the Dillon, Bryant and McFatrich families.

Mid-Continet Public Library

I recently visited a new genealogy research center in the Kansas City, Missouri area. It is called the Mid-Continent Public Library and it is located off Lee’s Summit road in Independence, MO. In my opinion they have the best resources of any research facility I have visited. County histories from around the nation, family histories, […]

Data everywhere!

The biggest problem with data is the time and will to enter the information. For me and many genealogists the thrill is in the hunt, not the data entry. I may come home some days from the state archives with an armful of documents and new information. However, sitting down at the computer and entering […]

Footnote Review

Footnote is a newcomer to genealogy subscription sites.  Footnote has made available, through their partnership with the National Archives, original source documents that include information about an individual’s birth, immigration history, marriage, occupation, death, and other genealogical research data.  I was looking for Moses Lambeth’s Revolutionary War pension file this summer and found the entire […]