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 →

Nesbitt Sisters

By Carla Garner Granite St. Montana 1900's Not everyone buried in the Ely Cemetery in Ely, Nevada had a short tough run. Some lived to their 70’s and 80’s. Some had interesting lives that went against the norm, bucking society’s expectations in order to fulfill their dreams and destinies. Two such were the Nesbitt sisters.... Continue Reading →

Sites for Indiana Research

by Sue Neikirk Indiana and Ohio map 1819 Each state, and country, has its own quirks when researching our genealogy addiction. Searching in one state may be a simple computer click or phone call to a county seat to find granny and then you have others that are complete voids or a sharp "no" and... Continue Reading →

The Libby Prison Mystery

By Sue Neikirk This article was originally published on the Starke County Historical Society website. You can see it here. I do love a good mystery and found that I was on the trail of one which included war, starvation, murder and disappearance of an entire four-storied wood and brick building. My husband Frank and... Continue Reading →

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