I have been addicted to genealogy for more than 35 years. My ancestral roots are deep in Tennessee where I live, so thankfully I don’t have to go far to find a wealth of information for my research. A great place to conduct genealogical research in Tennessee is the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
I am passionate about making records more accessible to genealogy researchers. Since 1999 I have maintained the Stewart County Genealogy website for TNGenWeb – a site which I have attempted to make a ‘virtual courthouse’ for those not fortunate like I am to live near the original records.
I volunteer for the Stewart County Archives and have, for several years, extracted records from that county and published books for sale through the Archives, as a way of helping the Archives raise operating funds and of course to make the records more accessible to researchers.