The idea of a page of Blount County-specific web links on the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society website most certainly began at the origination of the new and current layout of the site. It wasn't a question of "if", but of "how". Fast-forward to March, 2017 - I am happy to announce a "work-in-progress" web links page on the BCGHS website. I NEED YOUR HELP. Please consider adding your suggested web links as responses to this blog post for consideration. Th
Volunteer work at the Blount County Archives has begun! Contact BCGHS Board member Tim Walker (seated right) about opportunities to assist with the processing of valuable Blount County historic records. Please contact Tim to find out more about helping out at the Archives!
Several people have been asking on other genealogy blogs about old medical terms; specifically on death certificates. So I looked for websites that could help. There are several excellent sites to look up old medical terms. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgwkidz/oldmedterm.htm is an alphabetical list with a simple answer. This website is free. If you want a more complex explanation of a medical term, you will want to check out http://www.archaicmedicalterms.com that is ti
Today marks a milestone for the Blount County DNA Registry on the BCGHS website. We now have our 100th registrant! With that, we say "Welcome to the group!" Also, I would like to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to registrants 1-99 and say I look forward to finding new family within the next 100 entries. If you have additional DNA tests you manage, please consider adding those tests as a separate entry to the registry in the near future. For those of you who are already in t