Ruby Down!

My trip to Arkansas for the Graham reunion is cancelled. My Chevy Equinox, which the kids call “Ruby,” was rear-ended while we were waiting at a traffic light last Friday. Everybody is fine, but Ruby is out of commission.

North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

The 23rd North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is coming soon. Described as the “oldest and most popular family-history event in north Arkansas”, the fair will be held 1-2 June 2012 in Leslie and Marshall, Arkansas. The first day of the fair consists of two sessions, with session one covering Arkansas records found in the Missouri archives,…

Surprise Packet

I received the other day a surprise packet of Graham family information from Ms. Louise Bower, whom I had met in June at the Graham Family Reunion in Marshall, Arkansas. The packet included photocopies of Louise’s handwritten notes, a photograph of Sarah (Scott) Graham, a copy of Sarah’s death certificate, Mary Matilda (Bohannon) Graham’s obituary,…

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…

How I Spent My Arkansas Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I took a week’s vacation from work so that I could attend the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and the Graham family reunion, both in Marshall, Arkansas.  This will be a recap of the highlights. Travellin’ Down Left Chicagoland and drove south.  Our goal the first day was simply to travel…