William Vaughan and his Railroading Descendants,
Ancestors, 47:1, pages 4-22, Autumn 2011.
.pdf article; full endnotes available upon
Johann Nacht family of Tuscarawas and Stark
Article prepared from much longer client report. An Ohio farm
family's patriarch emigrated from Switzerland during the mid-1850s,
not Germany as oral tradition held.
Historic House History - Lexington, Kentucky
A Lexington entrepreneur and several
enslaved men built this Lexington house between the 1832 scarlet
fever and 1833 cholera epidemics. In 2015 it turned 182 years old
(except for one small room hitting the 200 year mark. If permitted
to stand, the building could survive to more than twice that age.
Historic House History - Old Louisville, Kentucky
The 500 block of West Hill Street in Louisville, Kentucky sits on
the former site of a Southern Exposition annex. The house known as
509 was built in 1902. Today, it is part of the Old Louisville
Residential District listed on the National Register of Historic
“The search for Isaac Murphy’s parents,”
Quarterly Newsletter of the International Society of Family History
Writers and Editors, 21:4, December 2009, pages 18-20.
In addition to identifying Isaac Murphy's parents and his birth
name, Building Histories also pinpointed the long-debated location
of the jockey's final residence, surprisingly, in a garden dedicated
to him. The board president for the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden
called Brinegar's find "extraordinarily providential"
(Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 10 May 2011).
War Notes: a page from the 1865-1867 journal of
John James Hopkins
West Virginian John James Hopkins kept a brief journal between
1865-1867. One page details his experiences as a young Confederate
soldier. How accurate were these recollections? This project
involved building a private website for the scanned journal and
evaluating the accuracy of the author's war service account.
Using Indirect Evidence to Find a Father
for Leonard Lyons
Commonwealth of Kentucky did not record early nineteenth-century
births, marriages and deaths. Despite this lack of vital statistics,
many other resources, including family bibles, depositions, estate
records and pension applications can help identify family groups.
When no documents directly state the relationship between two
people, such identifications are trickier, but evaluation of
indirect evidence can provide a positive result. This was the
approach used to find a father for Leonard Lyons.
1870 Fayette County KY Mortality
Watts and Wm. P. Talbott, both Fayette County farmers, served as
assistant marshals and completed the 1860 county mortality
Llewellyn P. Tarlton, Jr., a 24 year old lawyer and Edw. E. Smith, a
21 year old teacher, both of Fayette county, conducted the 1870
transcriptions are donated to the Fayette County KyGenweb