The Archives of the City of Kingsport does not have an acquisitions budget. All of the collections under its stewardship are the result of people donating their records to the archives. Think of it this way: the Archives records the history of Kingsport one family at a time.c Continue reading
I love doing genealogy. I love my ancestors. But, from time to time, we can all use a little help. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few ways that help me find the inspiration to keep going when I’m feeling a little stuck. Continue reading
I just returned from a week-long trip to Utah where I was researching for my current writing project. While I was there, I got to spend an entire day at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections wing of the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU’s campus. I had such a wonderful experience, I thought I would share it with you! Continue reading
To live in Kingsport is to live among the names of people who built this town into a thriving community. Everyday we walk through parks, drive over bridges, and enter buildings named for these people. The new archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library puts faces behind those names. Continue reading
In July, we spent a few days in Indianapolis, one of our favorite towns to visit. There is so much to do, there. But, this trip, we decided to dedicate our touring time to the Benjamin Harrison sites in town.
It’s FunFest time here in Kingsport, Tennessee! Time for all you history sleuths to pick up a form for the Archives of the City of Kingsport’s Rediscover Kingsport Scavenger Hunt! Continue reading
Can we learn about history just by viewing one family’s photo albums? Before I stumbled upon the Clifford Family Scrapbooks in the Archives of the City of Kingsport, I would have said, “No.” I have learned so much from studying and scanning this album that, now, I’m a believer! Continue reading
And by death, I don’t mean murder, mind you, but I do refer to a sad passing just the same. The loss of 1920s-era painted brick advertising.
I’ve been a blogger for three years, today! At three years old, I’m constantly exploring, a bit of a show off, and occasionally unpredictable. Hopefully, my explorations and adventures have at least been entertaining for you, if not educational.
Here’s a look back at a few highlights from my blog’s third year. Think of them as ruler notches on the kitchen doorframe.