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  1. Collections Corner: Anderson County Deeds Index

    Collections Corner: Anderson County Deeds Index

    By: Harold G. Peach, Jr., Ph.D. Deeds are a good source of information for genealogists and historians. They show when and where our ancestors owned property, who their neighbors were, and the county and state where the buyer and seller lived at the time of the sale. If married, they should list the name of the seller’s spouse and they can sometimes provide information about the relationships between other family members. Some deeds describe the history of the property and how the property came into the possession of the current owner. They can also provide the information necessary to map a...

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  2. Book Notes–Frontiersmen in the War of 1812

    Book Notes–Frontiersmen in the War of 1812

    Frontiersman in the War of 1812. By Glen Conner. (2015. Pp. 360. $26.95. Hardback. Morley: Acclaim Press. P.O. Box 238, Morely, MO 63801. http://www.acclaimpress.com/) ISBN: 978-1-938905-90-2. When reading about the War of 1812, Conner was surprised to learn seventeen men from his home county, Allen County KY, had been in the war.  Seventeen seemed like a large number at the time; shouldn’t he have heard about them sooner in Allen County history? Most interestingly to Conner, an ancestor he had heard served in the war was not on this list of 17 men.  The driving question became: who had served from Allen...

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  3. Collections Corner: The Photographs of Robert Burns Stone

    Collections Corner: The Photographs of Robert Burns Stone

    Every once and a while, you come across one of those collections that is just a gem.  A true diamond.  The Robert Burns Stone Photograph Collection is one such collection.  Stone was a telephone engineer by trade (between 1913 and 1954) and a Christian missionary by faith.  Sometime in the early 1930s, he founded the Faith Mission Band, a Christian missionary organization devoted to the people of the eastern Kentucky mountain region. An amateur photographer, he used lantern slides, which he produced and collected in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, in lectures to promote Christianity as well as to illustrate the life-styles of eastern Kentuckians as part of...

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  4. Book Notes – Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery

    Book Notes – Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery

    Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery. By Bryan Bush. (2013. Pp. 168. $24.95. Paperback. Louisville: Butler Books. P.O. Box 7311, Louisville, KY 40257. http://www.butlerbooks.com/) ISBN: 978-1-935497-71-4. Sometimes we forget how important cemetery research can be to our genealogical search. Truth be told, cemeteries have the potential to supply complex pieces of information or clues that can point us in varying directions. Bryan Bush’s title from a little over a year ago demonstrates the fascinating tales that can be found when focusing on the stories of the deceased.  For most of us, our cemetery research begins with a personal tour...

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