• Oh Brother, Who Art Thou?

    This photo was in my grandma’s (Bessie Cooper) photo album. My aunt had no idea who this man was so I turned to a Wayne County KY FB group to see if anyone could...

  • Wasn’t Expecting This

    Adding newspaper articles to my collection of photos and documents about one of my forebears is like icing on the cake. John Washington Cooper, my great-grandfather was quite the surprise. I was looking for...

  • 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...