A Rose for James Fredrick “Fred” Harris

James Fredrick (Fred) Harris was my maternal Grandfather. He and my Grandmother lived on a small plot outside Owensboro, Kentucky in 1959. Summer Visit My Father was in the US Navy and often away. My Mother took us to visit during our summer break from school that year. We, my …

Excuses for not writing

No excuse not to write. Every writer who has written a blog or book on writing invariably notes that a writer knows he or she is a writer by their burning need to write. Anything else is unacceptable. But there are valid excuses for not writing. Today is the first …

Clement Knott

The research on my family’s genealogy provides information on many interesting people. However, it does not span a great number of years when compared to some. Clement Knott is my great-great-great-grandfather. He is the last person in the human chain of my paternal line. He is also a person of …

Genealogy – a family tree

Genealogy and creating a family tree is challenging without the internet. Today, Ancestry has digitized so much information that one is likely to find something on a person born a generation or more ago. I began before the internet or Ancestry.com. My family provided my first data. I collared my …