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…