Weather related: Quad State Tornado KY AR TN MO + MS

Last night and today, tornadoes and severe weather tore through much of the middle of our country. States impacted were Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Quad-State tornado I stop to pray for those affected, dead and still dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Please keep them safe. Monette Arkansas nursing home, Candle factoryContinue reading “Weather related: Quad State Tornado KY AR TN MO + MS”

Ancestry Terms of Service

Have you ever wondered about why Terms of Service, otherwise known as TOS, are a mile long and so confusing that even a lawyer might trip over themselves trying to explain them? I started with Ancestry over 20 years ago, back when they weren’t even a big player. Over the two decades, they’ve purchased multipleContinue reading “Ancestry Terms of Service”

The library! F I N A L L Y

Back in 1998 in Chickasaw County, MS I was overwhelmed when I walked into a local library and found books about MY family. Even pages that had been written by my great-great aunt, who I adored since I was a child. I’m not a huge book reader, front to back, but I dabble. Maybe IContinue reading “The library! F I N A L L Y”

EXCLUSIVE: A one of a kind photo of Thomas Albert Sartain

Thomas Albert Sartain, a man who not only has several children, but has the easily recognizable Sartain face, especially to anyone even remotely connected to his line. Thanks to his descendant, James F Long, this personally held family photo is being exclusively shared for the first time. Thanks Jim! 🥰 Thomas is Jim’s 2ggf, throughContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: A one of a kind photo of Thomas Albert Sartain”

Useful Links

I’m not sure how this particular post will evolve, but I’m constantly looking for a way to organize links, especially with as many webpages as I can hit doing research. Sometimes my memory serves me well as to how to find that one place again and others, well, I am getting older, and my onceContinue reading “Useful Links”

Welcome to Club BLC…..

What makes us the people we are? Nature, nurture, genetics, environment? I’m not sure anyone really knows a definite answer, but I believe a combination of ‘all of the above’ is at play. One specific aspect I have come to know rather well is the genealogy paper trail that is left behinds builds a fascinatingContinue reading “Welcome to Club BLC…..”