Author Archives: Kari
Today, my father went home to his father.
Field Trip: Washington County Archives Part II
In 2011, Ned Irwin accepted the challenge of establishing an archives for the State of Tennessee’s oldest county; Washington. Originally, as the records were gathered to Jonesborough from various county offices and storage sites, the old courthouse was modified to … Continue reading
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Genealogy: Civil War Ancestors Part II
Last week, when I found out that a great uncle had served in the US Civil War with the 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E., from 19 July 1861 until 31 March 1865, dying just 9 days before the surrender at … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Blanton, Civil War, Dyson, genealogy, historic photographs, research 5 Comments
Genealogy: Civil War Ancestors Part I
My mother’s paternal lines are rather a mystery to me. I’ve traced the Armstrong and Blanton lines back to the early 1700s in America. I’ve uncovered slave holders and railroad workers; farmers and clerks. Now, it was time to discover … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged American Civil War, Armstrong, Blanton, genealogy, National Park Service, soldiers 3 Comments
I am involved in a volunteer project, right now, that is so exciting, I wanted to share it with my readers. It is the transcription of an Ohio woman’s diaries.
Posted in Archives Tagged archives, diaries, digitization, Smithsonian, Women 8 Comments
Kingsport: Taking a Wide View
The latest exhibit from the Archives of the City of Kingsport provides a wonderful way to see how early Kingsport embraced panoramic photography and to examine how its people used this advancement in photography to celebrate milestones, document the town’s … Continue reading
Posted in Kingsport Tagged exhibit, historic sites, Kingsport, panorama, panoramic photography, photograph 6 Comments
Kingsport: That’s a Good Sign
At the Archives of the City of Kingsport, we love downtown history, archival images, and research. Put those loves together and you get our latest exhibit.
Kingsport: 100 Years of History
October is American Archives Month. We have a new exhibit up at the Archives of the City of Kingsport to celebrate history preservation efforts that have taken place in Kingsport over the last 100 years.
Posted in Kingsport Tagged archives, interviews, Kingsport, Oral History, preservation Comments Off on Kingsport: 100 Years of History
Kingsport: Strike Up the Band
I know it’s still hot, but school has already started in this neck of the woods. Soon we will see the glow of Friday night lights and hear the cadence of the marching band entering the stadium. The newest exhibit … Continue reading
Posted in Kingsport Tagged exhibit, high school, Kingsport, marching band, parades, schools 3 Comments
Genealogy: Searching with FamilySearch
Flora Ann Gillis is the sister of my great-great-grandfather John. Born in Nova Scotia, she is only two generations removed from my immigrant ancestor of origin. One night I was just doing my thing, trying to document more about John’s … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy Tagged Canada, FamilySearch, genealogy, Gillis, Nova Scotia 1 Comment