When I was just out of high school, I became involved in genealogical research. I started with my maternal family’s JOHNSON history. There was good information to go on, including a family tale of the 1840 move from Iredell County, North Carolina, to Hancock County, Indiana, as told by Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN to her grandchildren. At the time of the move, she was 7 years old.
Everything genealogy kept me entertained back then. I was young. I was motivated. I had caught the bug. It seemed like nothing could stop me. I bought 3-ring binders whenever they were on sale because I knew I would need them. I had package upon package of lined notebook paper and notebook dividers. Continue reading →
Diggin’ Up Graves – Favorite Posts of 2014 and 2015
I began this blog as a response to Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, which began on 1 January 2014. The name, “Diggin’ Up Graves,” is courtesy of my former spouse who, when I would be online researching genealogy, would ask me if I was “diggin’ up graves” again. Continue reading →
As I was writing this week’s blog about KINGs in Kentucky, it occurred to me that not everyone in the world would know where Kentucky is or who Daniel Boone was. I know those two things are, for a lot of us here in the states, common knowledge, but that is not the case for everybody.
It has been the Tsunami of Knowledge, and I can’t swim. The only other time it was like this was in my undergraduate computer science studies. Sometimes I have found that I knew more than I thought, sometimes I would go by “memory” and get it completely wrong, and sometimes I saw that conclusions I had drawn were just dumb. Continue reading →