In Genealogy Research Everything Old Is New Again

Like fashion trends that come back after decades of being gone, what’s old in your genealogy research suddenly becomes new. I wasn’t alive when my great-grandfather, John Edward McKamey, owned and operated Mac’s Grocery Store in Lake City, Tennessee (now called Rocky Top). However, my mom remembers playing behind the counters with her dad (myContinue reading “In Genealogy Research Everything Old Is New Again”

You’ll Be Happy You Kept The Negative!

My family narrative is coming along. I have found plenty of information on the mine explosion that killed my 2x great-grandfather, John McKamey, especially in newspapers. But outside of a few census records, I can’t find much on his wife, Edith (Hightower) McKamey. So what do I do with the searches that didn’t yield anyContinue reading “You’ll Be Happy You Kept The Negative!”

Looking Back On A Great Man

This is week 9 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge. Unfortunately, the subject for this post is an easy one…Ben Stabley, my dad. He passed over a decade ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday. He loved being a father and a chemist. However, music was his true passion. Genealogy research sometimes brings back memories thatContinue reading “Looking Back On A Great Man”