Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society
December 22, 2016
Donny Anderson, BCGHS webmaster
I recently discovered the "Genealogy Gophers" website (https://www.gengophers.com/#/?referral=L2SzIWE6j2Z2) and found it to be a very useful tool for my research. For instance, I recently entered my person of interest into their short Search tool (shown below) and immediately received literature hits. As an example, I did a search on my 4th great grandfather, Blount Countian John Key of the Longhollow community. One of the literature hits of interest was a Winter 1964 issue of Echoes of the East Tennessee Historical Society. A query by a member was searching for information on John Key. The interesting part of his query was a description the searcher gave on John's father, Andrew. There had been some speculation that Andrew and/or John Key were of Native American descent. The Echoes query adds to this speculation, describing Andrew as a “self-styled Tuchahoe Indian” and “was perhaps part Deleware.”
Consider using this free resource to support your own research!
World War I activity
November 2, 2017
Volunteers at the Blount County Archives
March 16, 2017
Our volunteer members of the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society have offered document searches for family researchers since its incepti...
New option to document search requests
July 30, 2018