My 3rd great grandmother, Zarilda Ray, was born September 4, 1852. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Wade H. and Margaret Barton Ray. In 1850, they lived in Heard County, on Stateline Road, near – you guessed it – the Alabama state line. Much like others in the rural community, theirs was … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unusual Name
Seriously. Who needs a 48 pack of Natural Light? I just wanted one good beer, or maybe a refreshing wine cooler – because yes, I’m really 16 at heart. My sweat soaked tank-top and yoga capris that I'd been wearing for at least two days stuck to me and I was shivering as I stood … Continue reading Fading Rose
But I've been busy. I haven't forgotten this blog, though. In fact, I've made a point to keep it and frequently jot down ideas for what I could post here that doesn't really fit the new genealogy website. It's just that I never seem to get around to it. In the past few months, I've … Continue reading It’s been a while….
My recent experience researching and processing an archive collection of donated Cornish genealogy research material sent me down an interesting research path. Being Southern and barely paying attention in US History, I was aware of the gold rush and coal mining, but had never considered copper mining as an industry. Quite honestly, I just never … Continue reading A Genealogy Gold Mine in Copper Country!