My NEW Kentucky blog is launching tonight, 19 June 2009. This is a very significant date in Kentucky history, which I will tell you all about later on. My preliminary blog describes the chronic problems of Kentucky genealogy. My first post is an example of the kind of thorough research that solves the chronic problems for Kentucky genealogy--about the Hanks ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. President Lincoln said, "I, too, am a Kentuckian."
I hope you enjoy this example, and if you happen to have a Hanks line, find it useful.
Join in the fun with this blog. You will get in each episode and mini-sode that I post, examples and sources that will increase your genealogy success in Kentucky!
Arlene Eakle, your favorite Kentucky genealogist. http://www.arleneeakle.com. Follow the link on my new Home Page.
You are one busy gal. In addition to doing client research, running a research library, teaching all-day seminars and giving one-hour lectures, you've got several other irons (er... blogs) in the fire. Just to remind my DearREADERS, here's the list:
Upcoming blogs soon to debut include:
- New York
Newbies may not know that you are the president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. and a professional genealogist since 1962. From your bio page, one learns that you also hold both MA and Ph.D. in English History (University of Utah) and an Associate degree in Nursing (Weber State University). The history training has prepared you well for genealogical research. What I didn't know is that you received training as a nurse from Weber State University. Also quoting your bio:
"Dr. Eakle was one of the founders and original trustees of the Association
of Professional Genealogists serving as president, 1980-1982, and as editor of
the APG Newsletter and Green Sheet, 1982-1985. She edited the only periodical
for genealogy teachers, Teaching Genealogy, 1988-1989. She currently edits four
serials: Research News, Immigration Digest, Virginia Genealogy Notebooks and
Researching Your Roots in New York (with Linda E. Brinkerhoff).
A prolific writer with more than 90 titles, she was general editor, with
Johni Cerny, of the award winning The Source: Guidebook for American
Genealogy (1984), and author of three chapters - “Census Records,” “Court
and Probate Records,” and “Tracking Immigrant Origins.” The American Library
Association recognized The Source as one of the Ten Best Reference Works of
1984. She is the author of “Court and Probate Records,” The Source, revised
edition (1997). She co-authored the national best-seller Family History for
Fun and Profit: The Genealogy Research Process and Genealogy in Land
Records with Linda E. Brinkerhoff and Ancestry’s Guide to
Research, with Johni Cerny."
It is my pleasure to spotlight your work, and I wish you well with the new blog. Those with Kentucky roots will surely benefit from your research experience in that locale.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.
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