Judy Bailey - Jan 2, 2010 MyFamily.com web page:
Our Breckinridge, Hancock and Ohio County Cousins~
"Sam McDowell Publications has updated their homepage. I'm thankful his children continued his business. He was a very kind man, and knew a little bit of every Kentuckians genealogy it seemed. My sister and I had recopies made there at a very reasonable price a few years back when Sam was still alive. Anyone that lives close enough to the business should go and check it out, but give yourself a couple of hours to browse his many shelves of publications! You never know what you can find there! The new webpage is very accessable. Anyone hunting a book concerning families, churches, graveyards, or if you are even considering having a book printed about genealogy, you should check them out. No, I am not kin to the McDowells. I just wanted to let everyone one know about a little business way out in the country, that the primary goal was to record families, Kentucky history and other states history, ran mostly I feel, out of Sam and his families love of genealogy and their love of Kentucky. "
Looks like they have a very nice new web site. I can not wait for them to complete the tribute to Sam (currently under construction). I would visit with Sam during our Tri-State Genealogical Society Seminars in Evansville. One time I was telling him how I discovered that the former Director of Special Collections & I were related through the Haynes family. He asked, "was that William Haynes b. 1740 that was in the Revolutionary War?" I said that was right! He said that we were cousins since that was his direct ancestor, too! Well, I was pleased to have Joan Elliott Parker as a Haynes cousin, but now, I had Sam McDowell, too!!!
- Compiled by JGWest