Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last Saturday at the Library

I was fortunate to be able to go to the Fort Worth Public Library on Saturday and listen to my first genealogy lecture. Terry Meeks of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society was the presenter. I truly enjoyed Terry's presentation about using military records as sources for research. I have at least 1 Revolutionary War veteran and several Civil War veterans in my tree. Thanks to the lecture, I know where to start searching for information on these ancestors! I'm so glad I live near a large public library with a great genealogy department. :-) I can't wait to go back and do some research!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Oscar and Maud Helton

I took this picture when I went to Florida to visit my grandparents. Oscar Marion Helton and Maud Landrum were my maternal grandmother's parents. He was born on 23 Jan 1894 in Pomeroyton, Menifee, Kentucky to James Marshall Helton and Sarah Elizabeth Peck. She was born on 17 Feb 1897 in Toliver, Wolfe, Kentucky to William Jackson Landrum and Sarah Ella Lackey. They both died in Plant City, Florida. He died 4 Feb 1968 when I was about 3. She died 17 Jan 1991. I remember going to her house for Thanksgiving dinner when I was a kid. She was an awesome cook.

The house they lived in is gone now. I'm trying to find a picture of it for my records. I didn't see any when I was looking through my grandmother's photo albums.