Eliza D Hill The Art of Recollection

Choose Connection #RootsTech

Goodness, Do you mind pushing pause while I wipe my eyes – again. The #rootstech #chooseconnection music video touched my heart, brought tears to my eyes, and reminded me of the importance of family...

The Great Flood – 1937

This video is of flood scenes on January 29, 1937, near 29th Street and Broadway in Paducah, a town about 40 miles from my hometown. The original film was created by the United States...

Why Instagram?

New Year’s Day 2021 marked the beginning of a family history experiment on Instagram. I had tried sharing family history before. I’ve emailed info, shared Google photo albums, texted info, shared my ancestry.com family...

Diana’s Book of Poems

When she was in high school, Mama assembled a book of poetry for her English class. One of my sisters has the original, but everyone wanted a copy so I scanned it, and as...

Grandmother’s Cake

For more than fifty years, our family has enjoyed “Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake”. The cake makes an appearance for every family gathering, regardless of how many people will be in attendance. It is a cake...

Mama’s Biscuits

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if these “how to make biscuits” instructions span more than six generations. My great-grandmother taught my grandmother who taught my mother who taught her daughters who taught their...

Before You Remember

Many years ago, my mother casually mentioned “There was a funeral home before the one you remember.” And with those words, the quest began. The One I Remember I was just a toddler when...

Prominent Businessman and Colorful Civic Leader

After my mother died, my sisters and I were working together, sorting the things in her house, deciding what to do with each item, reminiscing as we worked. While working in her attic, I...

My Happy Place

The reasons we become involved with family history vary. I have genealogist friends who search tirelessly for that last elusive proof in a family’s lineage – whether it is for their family or for someone else. I have history-buff friends …