Identifying a Forgotten Soldier’s Grave
While cutting grass in an older cemetery section, he found an old military headstone. It was a member of the United States Colored Troop of the Civil War.
Family Stories: Doan Family Arrives in Harrison County, KY
In this post, we learn some of the brave, and even funny stories, about her family who were descendants of the Mayflower party.
Ancestor Files: The Mystery of Aaron Horn at Fort Boonesborough
One of the First Forts in Kentucky Our ancestors often leave multiple mysteries when they pass. As family researchers, part of the fun is unraveling these mysteries. Al Horn has been working on the mystery surrounding one of his great-grandfathers who was an early...
Harlan County: Working in the Coal Mines
Harlan County sits in the sweet spot of coal mining in southeastern Kentucky.
80 Fascinating Glimpses into Kentucky’s Past: A Genealogy Journey
We have collected over 80 examples of family histories and genealogy that you can use as a resource for your research or learn how to write a compelling family history.
Using Littell’s Law Books for Tracing Early Kentucky Genealogy
Littell’s Law Books contain rich details about what our ancestors were doing in the early years of Kentucky.
Is Your KY Ancestor in the Log Cabin?
KYGS Member finds her family in The Log Cabin newspaper
A Spooky Hint from an Ancestor Provides the Essential Clues
One of my favorite sayings about genealogy is: It’s better to be looking for dead ancestors, than to have dead ancestors looking for you. When I first heard that expression, I thought it was hilarious. The longer I worked on family history research, the more I...
Laurel County: Researching Historic Newspapers
Family researchers can find older editions of Laurel County Newspapers online at Family Search. This post contains instructions and examples.
Case Study: Applying the Research Approach to Craig Family
When confronted with family research issues that seem to be difficult to solve, genealogists should apply the research approach. In an earlier issue of Bluegrass Roots, member J. Harvey Uttrell, walked us through the process for a family member who lived in Bullitt...
Why Did Sally Do That?
All genealogists encounter brick walls, but just as frustrating are mysteries which come up in their research. Sometimes, however, mysteries are more solvable. For sure, they can be more fun to unravel. Sally Anne Byrne Marries James Dunn Recently, I had the pleasure...
Botherum House is a Memorial to Sally Ann Clay
Botherum House has an impressive lineage. It was built for Sally Ann Clay by her husband, Madison Johnson.