Friday, October 3, 2014

Family Research 101 October 4th in Fayetteville

Saturday, October 4th I will be hosting a mini-course in conducting family research locally. We will look at what is available at the Lincoln County Library, the local archives, genealogical society, the state library and archives, and what you can do with the Library's free edition of

After attending a great conference at Nashville Public Library with presentations by State Librarian Chuck Sherrill and staff at I feel like this will be a great class!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014's Most Endangered Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual 11 most endangered historic sites. These are always interesting to explore, and some do not have buildings on them.

Friday, May 23, 2014

My website

To check out some other projects I have worked on in recent years, visit my website!

It was created by students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville!

New Lecture Series!

Schedule change: Dr. Molly Johnson will be July 22nd and Kelly Fisk will discuss Civil Rights in Huntsville, AL on August 26

Short Update

Unfortunately, it has been a while since I last updated this site. My work as Director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library has kept me has my 18 month old and graduate work. We have amazing things happening here at the Library, including access to for our patrons (for FREE!) My recent writing has focused on some research into the Traveling Church out of Virginia that brought the Baptist faith to early Kentucky, and ultimately leads us to John Whitaker's arrival here in Mulberry. John is actually reference in the memoirs of the Rev. John Taylor during his time as a traveling minister in Kentucky. This is exciting because it actually links John Whitaker to a specific church at a specific time and provides further insight into the church he ultimately came to establish here in Lincoln County. This was an exciting discovery for me as a researcher, and it was a huge piece of information missing from my overall thesis research. I plan to take a trip up to Kentucky int he coming year to visit some sites and gather more documents. I will post some of the highlights from this most recent paper soon, as well as the quotes that tell us about John Whitaker's location in Kentucky.