Sunday, June 30, 2013

This Week in the Family History: June 30 – July 6

July 1
Albert Elvie Hankins married Bernice Jackson in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington in 1951.

July 2
Joseph Fredrick Lanier was born in 1884 in Georgia.

Aggie Lee Hankins died in Hopkins County, Kentucky in 1891.

Elizabeth Angeline McCauley married Kenneth Mel Carver in 1933.

July 4
Emma E. Lanier married Thomas Samuel Childers in Chambers County, Alabama in 1889.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

This Week in the Family History: June 23–29

June 23
Margaret E. Ramsey Taylor died in Rockcastle County, Kentucky in 1892.

June 26
Humphrey Younger was born in Shrewberry Parish, Kent County, Maryland in 1708.

June 28
Gladys McCauley was born in Daniel Boone, Hopkins County, Kentucky in 1905.

June 29
Ralph Raymond McCauley died in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky in 1933. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013


It feels like I just wrote Twelve Years Can Seem Like Yesterday, well, yesterday. Somehow another year has passed and it's been thirteen years since my father died. This year the photos focus on Daddy and his siblings.

David Hankins McCauley
12 July 1926 – 16 June 2000
Katie & David
John & David
John, Katie, David, Lois & George (brother-in-law)
Front: Joe, Vashti, Vernon, Gladys & Papa
Back: Jimmie, David, Katie, Lois & Liz
Front: Katie & Jimmie
Back: Gladys, Vernon, Vashti, Joe, David, Liz, John & Lois
Front: Jimmie, Katie, David, John, Vashti, Vernon & Gladys
Back: Lois, Liz & Joe
Seated: Vernon, Vashti & John
Standing: Jimmie, David, Lois, Katie & Liz
Vashti, Liz, Jimmie, David, Katie & Lois
Front: Lois, Katie, Vashti & Liz
Back: Jimmie, Faye (my mom), David & Jeanette (sister-in-law)

This Week in the Family History: June 16–22

June 16
David Hankins McCauley died in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky in 2000.

June 19
George Washington Lanier was born in Randolph County, Alabama in 1880.

June 22
Titus Fox died in Hopkins County, Kentucky in 1825.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Conferences and Research

I love genealogy conferences. I love genealogy research. I especially love it when I can combine the two.

Over the past few years, I've attended several national and regional conferences and most of them have been in areas where I could add on a few research days somewhere on the road. 

FGS 2013 won't require any extra driving to add a few research days to the trip. The Grand Wayne Convention Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana is just a short walk from the famed Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library

ACPL is a wonderful facility. I spent two days there last fall and look forward to returning for a couple more days in August. My plan is to spend Monday and Tuesday there before FGS starts on Wednesday. I suspect I won't be alone. 

At this point I haven’t given much thought to what I’ll research but I’ll have that worked out before I head to Ft. Wayne. On my previous visit, I devoted some time to their extensive periodical collection but didn't get around to their impressive collection of family histories. Whatever else I decide on, that will be part of my plan this time. 

Deciding on which conference sessions to attend is always difficult because there are so many great topics and speakers on the schedule. Sorting the list by tracks can be helpful when trying to make those decisions because it's easier to see what is available in your areas of interest. A couple that are already on my definite list are Trousers, Beds, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Problem-solving with 'Trivial Details' by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG and Whiskey, Brandy and Family Migration by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA. Who could resist those titles?

Make plans now to attend FGS 2013 August 21–24 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Don't forget that you'll save $50 if you register by July 1

This post was written in response to the May/June prompt for FGS Ambassadors. If you're interesting in becoming an FGS Ambassador, it's not too late to register

This Week in the Family History: June 9–15

June 10
James Francis "Jim" Taylor died in Rockcastle County, Kentucky in 1894.

Anna Rose Taylor was born in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky in 1918.

June 13
Thomas Leander "Lee" Hankins was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky in 1858.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

This Week in the Family History: June 2–8

June 2
William Taylor married Martha Ramsey in Garrard County, Kentucky in 1825.

Joseph Smith Lanier was born in Alabama or Georgia in 1847.

June 4
Madison Crawford "Matt" Owens was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky in 1836.

June 5
Thomas Ramsey, Sr. died in Garrard County, Kentucky in 1843.

June 7
Albert Elvie Hankins died in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas in 1959.

June 8
John Cook Taylor married Sarah Ramsey in Rockcastle County, Kentucky in 1885.