Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #184:
2 April 1991

by Rocky Macy

Are you new to genealogy? Would you like to learn more about what has recently become America's number one hobby? Help, as they say, is on the way. Please read on...

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will be sponsoring a free seminar entitled "The World of Genealogy" and featuring well known genealogist Ron BREMER of Salt Lake City. the topics of the seminar will include an introduction and remarks on organization, speeding up your genealogy, little-known resources, laws and rules of genealogy, and a question and answer session. All of those who attend are encouraged to come prepared to discuss their own genealogical problems.

Ron BREMER (above) is a former Research Specialist for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He is also the author of The Compendium of Historical Sources and The World's Funniest Epitaphs, and has had articles published in numerous genealogical magazines. His seminar will be held on Friday, May 10th, 1991, at the Rogers Chamber of Commerce at 113 North 4th in Rogers, AR. Rootbound will see you there!

Jan RHINEHART GOLDEN (703 8th Avenue, Albany, GA 31701) wishes to correspond with anyone concerning the RINEHART, LYCHLITER (LICHLYTER), and WHITTENBERG families who moved from Tennessee to Washington and Crawford County, AR, in the mid-1800s. She has information to share about their Tennessee roots.

Dr. Bob DILLARD (1585 Crown Drive, Reno, NV 89503) reports that a 1915 biographical sketch of his great-grandfather says his sister, Elizabeth DENNIS, married to a Mr. BRICKEY and was living in Newton County, MO. Can anyone identify this BRICKEY family? Where are they buried? Who were (are) their descendants? Bob DILLARD wants to know.

Eleanor FULLERTON PHILLIPS (2500 Linden Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304) is researching Catharine WOODS STORY, a daughter of John A. and Elizabeth GATES WOODS, who was born in 1844 in Athens County, OH. At some point in her life, Catharine relocated from Clarke County, IA, to Hoover, AR. Who knows the rest of her story?

Roots in Alabama? The Alabama Genealogical Register is published quarterly under the editorship of Elizabeth WOOD THOMAS. Mrs. THOMAS not only pioneered the publication of Alabama genealogical records in the form of quarterly magazines, she also brought to the campus of Samford University (then Howard College), Birmingham, AL, a high level genealogical program with nationally known genealogists as instructors. The genealogical institute at Samford University is recognized internationally as one of the best. For more information on the quarterly or the institute, please contact Mrs. THOMAS at P.O. Box 6708, Gulfport, MS 39506.

The Augustan Society (P.O. Box P, Torrance, CA 90508-0210) has recently provided Rootbound with Book 12 of their Augustan Society Omnibus. This superbly crafted 160-page quarterly focuses on international genealogy, American colonial genealogy, royal and noble ancestry and history, heraldry, vexillology (whatever that is!), the crusades, knighthood, chivalry, ancient history, royal biographies, and historical maps. This volume is extremely interesting, even to those (like this writer) who have yet to discover any royal roots. A subscription is $40 per year (four issues), and a single copy price is $15. Rootbound recommends this one highly!

Where is the best place to hunt for ancestors? Many are hiding right down the street at your local library! Check it out!

Until next week...happy hunting!

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