TSGS Cruiser Blog

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Take Me Back To The Sixties

This is a fun look at almost a half century back in time - JGWest

Click on this link for a cute video: Take Me Back To The Sixties

Historic Poster


From the Revolutionary War to World War II...

...and beyond, the U.S. Marines have fought for our Independence, Freedom & Liberty!

This poster was submitted by TSGS President Donald Counts who served as a Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps.

In 2011, the Marines are still fighting for us around the world... 236 years later!

- Poster image submitted by Donald Counts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

S.A.R. Applications Free Access!


Submitted by Christopher D. Myers via Ancestry.com In celebration of the 4th of July, Ancestry.com’s new collection – the Sons of the American Revolution applications – will be available FREE this weekend. These records can take a family back two centuries in just one document, and shed light on our forbearers’ brave actions that founded the United States.

4th of July - Ancestry.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

KHS/KGS July Family History Workshop

The Kentucky Historical Society and the
Kentucky Genealogical Society
present the

July Family History Workshop

"Genealogy Brick Walls"

Saturday, July 9, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

A panel dsicussion begins at 10:30 a.m. with Deborah Campisano, Roger
Valerie Edgeworth and Betty Darnell. These experienced genealogists
will describe how they have resolved difficult family history research
hurdles and recommend strategies to help get beyond what appear to be
genealogical "dead ends."

At 12:30 p.m. Deborah Campisano discusses the genealogical proof standard.
Genealogical problems arise when historical records either do not exist or
do not directly support a clear conclusion. Learn about the accepted
standards of evidence that must be met when trying to draw a conclusion,
prove a relationship or discriminate between what information is credible
and what is not.

Registration is required before noon on Friday, July 8 for this free
workshop. A light lunch is available, if requested at time of registration,
for $6, payable at the door. Contact the Reference Desk
<mailto:RefDesk@ky.gov> by email or at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.

NOTE: Roger Futrell, one of the panelist, is a Rager family cousin - JGWest

Monday, June 27, 2011

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday - Shandy Hall


Shandy Hall

Princeton, Kentucky

Shandy Hall was the home of William & Elizabeth Ford Prince. It was also a Tavern and Lodging place for weary travelers. Shandy Hall, was not only one of the earliest structures in this region but probably the first masonry building in western Kentucky. The settlement that developed there around Shandy Hall was originally known as Eddy Grove. It was built probably 200 feet above and behind the spring which is the beginning of Eddy Creek. The dark spot in the picture is where the spring comes up out of the ground. Elizabeth Ford Prince is also the mother of James Ford who was reputed to be the head of the Ford's Ferry Gang, who robbed and killed many unsupecting travelers.

Ken and I have the honor of portraying William & Elizabeth Prince each fall at Pennyrile Forrest State Park for the 5th. Grade Living History Program and again for the Historical Ghost Walk done by the Caldwell Co. Genealogy Society in the Cedar Hill (City) Cemetery each year in Oct. "I have read that Shandy Hall was from a book that was popular at the time; and, that Daniel Boone had written in some of his papers about stopping there." - Submitted by Peggy Gilkey

- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest