Alton at the Airfield

I was toolin' around the Internet today and came across an article published by the Delta Dunklin Democrat, a newspaper from Dunklin County, Missouri. The article recounted the 75th anniversary celebration of Malden Army Airfield on 1 September 2018. William Alton Bohannon, a World War II veteran (and my third cousin once removed), was present…

Civil War Survey

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is conducting a survey regarding the establishment of a Civil War museum. Below is the email they sent: Good Morning! Act 921 of the Regular Session of the 91st General Assembly directed the Department of Arkansas Heritage to conduct a feasibility study concerning the establishment of an Arkansas Civil War…

2011 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Certifiable

The Arkansas Genealogical Society has an “Arkansas Ancestry Certificate” that they will award to anyone that can prove their ancestors resided in Arkansas during a specific period. There are five classes of the certificate: Colonial - For an ancestor who resided in Arkansas prior to 1 January 1804 Territorial - For an ancestor who resided…

Ancestor Fair: Lessons Learned

I learned a few things at the Ancestor Fair, and not necessarily about my family tree! I have a tendency to keep to myself.  So at the genealogy swap meet, I probably didn’t get as much information as I could have if I had been more open with folks.  At the Graham reunion, I spent…

North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

The “oldest and most popular family-history event in north Arkansas” will be held 3-4 June 2011 in Marshall, Arkansas. “The North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is an annual event that offers county historical societies and family historians sharing and collecting information about northern Arkansas families.” Regular readers of Graham Ancestry know that Marshall is the epicenter…

The Birth of Disinformation

Something recently happened at Ancestry.com that bothers me. Ancestry has this feature called Member Connect that lets researchers connect their family trees and any supporting documents to other members’ family trees.  Once connected, Ancestry notifies members when any other members link to their trees or documents.  That’s actually a very handy feature. Here’s the part…

Eliza Revisited

Today, I published a major revision of my article from October 2010 on Eliza Ann Graham.  The following changes have been made: Added detailed information from the 1880 census. Added more details from the marriage document of Eliza and Siler Watts, and included a scan of that document. Tweaked 1900 census paragraph. Added an image…

GA @ Facebook

I’ve created a Graham Ancestry group at Facebook just because I felt like I needed to create a group.  I mean, that little “create group” link has been begging me to create a group ever since it showed up.  So, if you’re on Facebook, and you read this journal, now you can do two things…

Rewriting History

This journal has developed a small following in the three months that I’ve been writing it, and I want to take a moment to point out something to that following: This is not a static journal. If you’re a regular reader, you should regularly go back and re-read some of the older entries, especially if…