A Dream or Vision

Following is a poem submitted by Courtney Birkes and written by her 2nd great-grandmother, Eva Lloyd Roy in 1914. (Featured image is Eva's home ca. 1920s.) A Dream or Vision by Eva (Lloyd) Roy Written in March 1914, Dreamed in 1867 When but a little child at home Within the silent night, I started on... Continue Reading →

“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”

“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”: The tragic death of Johann Conrad “JC” Muehleisen By Jacqueline L. Starkey My feisty, opinionated grandmother detested her middle name.  That name was Melcena, given to her in honor of her grandmother, Melcena Millison.  As a child, I was fascinated by this name that appeared to be handed... Continue Reading →

177 Years and Looking Forward 

By Savannah Jane Johns Above Left: The second church building; Above right: the present church building In 1841, on the highest point of Greene County, Arkansas, James Monroe Hyde began preaching barefooted and in overalls. That was the beginning of Pine Knott Church of Christ. That was 177 years ago and Pine Knott is still... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Death

By Linda Schreiber [Featured Image: My Great-Grandparents, Silas Alexander Hoover and Martha Ellen Carrick, with their family.] A farming family in southern Missouri, they made the decision to move to Guthrie, Oklahoma, in 1903. It was then a booming town, capital of Oklahoma Territory. Silas started a livery stable in town, and they had a... Continue Reading →

Fearful Double Tragedy

By Heather Turner This story is about my great-great-aunt, Eva Patton (Nutter) and Richard Orville Patton in drunk jealous rage Richard shot his wife to death on their youngest son Earl's second birthday, December 11, 1914, and then committed suicide Eva was carrying their third child expected to be born in the spring  the  pictures are of... Continue Reading →

MRIN Filing System

By Beth Birchfield. This article was originally published in 2009 as a post on my blog, “Everyone Has A Story/aka Beth’s Blog”, and updated on 29 May 2018. https://beth0607.wordpress.com/ The MRIN Filing System It has taken me many years and losing my research several times to finally find a way to get myself organized. It's actually very easy... Continue Reading →

A Family Letter

By Nancy Crawford This is a transcription of a letter written by Joseph Gallitin Yarbro (1829-1918) to one of his granddaughters. I’m related to him in several different ways due to intermarriage. Most directly, he would be my 3rd great uncle by marriage, he’s also my first cousin four times removed and my first cousin... Continue Reading →

A Call To Action

An inspirational speech brought to you by Linda Schreiber of GenealogyRambles: Well, it's time.... I need to open the door on all my old memories, and actually start writing my own story for my descendants. Scary prospect.... I can't just put in the bare facts and the pretty, pleasant things. I need to boil down,... Continue Reading →

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