Fashion, Fun and History in October

by Sue Randolph Neikirk Fall and Winter, 1890-91 Fashion Catalogue - H. O'Neill and Co. (1890) It's time to get into the chillier weather and put away all of those cooler fashions for a much warmer style of dress. A warm fur cape is considered an item of necessity for a few years. The large... Continue Reading →

Recipe of the Week: Besse’s Lemon Cake

Written by Jen Rickards This week's recipe comes from Deanna Karnes Sulonen in our GAA Family Recipes & Kitchen Memories Facebook group. She shared a post with us a couple days ago about something special she recently received: "My uncle just sent me my grandma’s recipe box. I think my aunt used it also because... Continue Reading →

Mississippi Genealogy Sites

By Susan Randolph Neikirk Welcome to Mississippi. Mississippi joined the Union as the 20th state in 1817 and gets its name from the Mississippi River, which makes up its its western border. Choctaw, Natchez and Chickasaw. Spanish explorers came to the region in 1540 and then the French took over creating the first permanent settlement... Continue Reading →

Larger than Life, Part 2

by April Hajjafar Calvin Middleton and his brother-in-law Now, most of the info that I have about my great grandfather was relayed to me by his granddaughter, Ms. Leola. Ms. Leola loved and admired Calvin so very much. She has told me that she reckons that she has never known a person as smart as... Continue Reading →

Larger than Life, Part 1

By April Hajjafar  Harlan County, Kentucky My great-grandpa Calvin James Middleton was born on February 14, 1875, in rugged Harlan County, Kentucky. He was born to Benjamin Franklin and Sarah “Sallie” Blevins Middleton. His father Benjamin had fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and according to his widow when filing for his Civil... Continue Reading →

South Dakota Sites

by Susan Randolph Neikirk Welcome to South Dakota! I am happy to say that South Dakota is one of the best when it comes to researching your family tree. I have found some great resources for the trees I have worked on. Yes at times you may have to spend a bit for deeper info... Continue Reading →

Genealogy Disaster Plan

By Susan Randolph Neikirk Year after year we are faced with Mother Nature's wrath and each year so many also face the loss of family history and questions of "what can I do to stop it". As they say, "hind sight is 20/20". While there is no promise to save everything you CAN save many... Continue Reading →

Alabama Sites

By Sue Randolph Neikirk Welcome to Alabama! Alabama is known as The Yellowhammer State; The Heart of Dixie; The Cotton State rom Wikipedia Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1836 The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American flying unit in the U.S. military, were trained in Alabama. Their accomplished combat... Continue Reading →

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