Archives Lady with WW

Congratulations to our resident archivist Melissa LeMaster Barker, of Houston County, Tennessee, for the new dedicated research room in her facility. Those map cases look awesome and are surely going to  make Mr. Myrt jealous.



Here are a few of the places you’ll find Melissa:

Melissa recommends the following resources for archival materials:

19:12:17 From Debbie Moore : My parents jumped onto Rt.66 after they got married in 1955 and took a LOT of pictures, plus kept their maps 🙂
19:12:19 From Shelley Murphy : I love Tulips.
19:16:28 From Doris Haskell : Hello. I had trouble with my email link. Now it’s good.
19:16:53 From Maria Capaldi : Me too no audio
19:17:11 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Terrific idea to make family relatable. Families went to local tourist places, ie the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Ox statue, The Call of the Wild, Boblo Island Amusement Park, …
19:17:19 From Lisa Reed : I just finished a graduate history course in Travel and Travel Writing. Travel absolutely was a part of our ancestors’ lives in the United States, and in fact was a great influence on our creation of our sense of nationalism.
19:18:12 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : okay I am in first time here, very sorry
19:18:55 From Sweet Sadie to Maria Capaldi and all panelists : No worries, here’s some tech support so you can adjust your Zoom Audio Settings.
19:23:20 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Love Maine we have been in Bath, Maine
19:25:41 From Doris Haskell : My great grandfather, John Buckley, was a stone mason, and I have tried to find which of the many stone walls in Lexington, MA he may have built. I would love that kind of connection.
19:27:22 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Love photos where people holding a photo of a building or people in front of the land where the old photo was taken.
19:28:26 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : beautiful
19:28:48 From Launa Droescher : I have a pix of my grandfather as a surveyor some place in Kansas abt 1954
19:30:11 From Susan Bleimehl : That is why I enjoy following Historical Societies of the counties where my ancestors lived as they post old photographs of the communities. Big cities like Milwaukee WI are also fun, as I spent my youth in that city and neighboring communities. I can remember those old streetcars, etc.
19:33:13 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : This gives so many ideas. Taking photo of old family cars, campers, etc. at Old Car Shows or Museums.
19:36:18 From Lisa Reed : That’s hilarious! (the postcard photo). I love our (all of our) ancestors!
19:37:02 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Put in Bay is site of Natl War of 1812 Memorial. Admiral Perry took Great Lakes back there. US stamps were issued there.
19:40:47 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Oh wow! Gorgeous
19:42:17 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : your lucky to have that : )
19:46:21 From Kathleen Daetsch : My mother collected postcards from her trips, I have postcards from when she went on a special Senior Citizen trip to the Soviet Union
19:51:10 From Debbie Moore : I’ve been to all of the lower 48 and am writing a story about the why and how for my grandchildren. My kids are trying to forget, haha!

19:58:35 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Yes I do I look forward to coming back : )
20:00:30 From Cindy Hilomen to All panelists : Thank you.
20:01:03 From Susan Bleimehl : Thanks for an entertaining evening.

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