I was overjoyed to learn, today, of a new blog by the great Arlene Eakle, that aims to help all us folks with Ancestors from Kaintuck discover our roots. ;-D
Her initial post is truly an eye-opener in what it covers:
This brief description, at the end of it, barely does the post, and her ambitious goals for the blog, justice.
This Kentucky blog will address all of these research concerns and apply their solutions to actual pedigrees. This is not a blog for the faint-hearted. Nor for a quick and easy answer. This blog will consider hard-core genealogy research on pedigrees that have been stopped dead for years.
At last, there will be some answers based on actual research experience–not text-book reviews–although there will be many of those for you to look at.
Her second post addresses some important themes while discussing the mother of Abraham Lincoln:
Too many genealogies are compiled without enough thorough research into family and home sources. We pay lip service to the importance of this evidence, we make inquiries among those relatives we know, then we spend the rest of our time searching public records, trying to make the data fit what we think is true. If we expended some effort to track down relatives unknown to us, who also have family resources and knowledge to share, we could resolve a lot of the missing data on our pedigrees. And we could gather the documentation to prove the lineages.
Read: I, Too, Am A Kentuckian…
Visit the blog at I, Too, Am a Kentuckian
After the Jamboree I am planning to set up a seperate blogroll of some links to Genealogy sites, and GeneaBlogs related to KY, IN, PA, and, other states my US Ancestors set down roots in, and her blog will join this list.
I have many Brick Walls, and an eagerness to break them down, and to learn more about my roots, and life in their neck of the US woods, during their lifetimes.