Citizenship of the Foreign Born – What Does the “4” mean?

      Census records are a genealogist's go-to for information. Based on the year, you can learn so much information about your ancestors and it can lead you to more records to look up. The biggest clue these sources will provide is where our ancestors came from. And not just where they came from,... Continue Reading →

Identifying & Combining Photos from 1970-1990

   Dad is very protective of his photos. He barely lets me out of the house with them. He finally has conceded temporarily to allow me to digitize them for safekeeping. But first, they have to be organized. You see, they are all just thrown in these boxes in no order whatsoever. Photos ranging from... Continue Reading →

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 →

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. 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 →

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