New Book!

Jackson, Tennessee born Rock-A-Billy musician and

recording studio owner/engineer, Billy Weir

has recently donated a copy of his new book,

Rock-A-Billy. Here We Go Again! 

This is a continuation of his first book,

Rock-A-Billy. A Slice of Rock ‘N Roll History and More

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New Books

The Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society

has recently purchased two books

for the Tennessee Room Collection

as memorials for two individuals

who will be greatly missed.

In memory of Nathan Kendrick,

we are adding:

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In memory of Robert D. Taylor,

we are adding:

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“Both Nathan and Robert were dedicated

genealogical researchers, who enjoyed

exploring subjects off the beaten path. 

Each of thesebooks does just that,

whether they are orphan children who were

indentured to a master to provide service

and hopefully learn a trade,

or African-American slaves

who received pensions for service

rendered to the Confederacy.”

Jack D. Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian

We Mourn the loss of former Tennessee Room Assistant, Robert D. Taylor

Last week, we were saddened to learn that Robert D. Taylor had passed away July 8, 2014, at his residence in San Bernadino, California.  From 1994 to 2009, he was the Assistant Tennessee Room Librarian.

Robert Taylor assisting a patron in the Tennessee Room in 1999.

Robert Taylor assisting a patron in the Tennessee Room in 1999.

Sharing his wonderful voice at the Library's staff Christmas party in 1994.

Sharing his wonderful voice at the Library’s staff Christmas party in 1994.

 

The library staff and patrons who knew him, even briefly, will never forget his research help or his wonderful singing voice. Although there is sadness at knowing he is no longer with us physically, the spirit of Robert’s enthusiasm for family history and helping researchers will forever live in the Tennessee Room. I know that I will always be thankful our paths crossed.

Jack D. Wood
Tennessee Room Librarian
Jackson/Madison County Library
July 10, 2014
From a 2008 Jackson Sun clipping.

From a 2008 Jackson Sun clipping.

 

 

 

New Book Given To Tennessee Room

A new family history

entitled,  Jack and Nannie Barnett Family Story,

was recently donated to the Tennessee Room

by author, Douglas Gilbert of Greensboro, N.C.,

and assistant researcher, Susan Todd, of Athens, AL. 

They are both grandchildren of Jack and Nannie Barnett.

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L to R = Susan Todd, Jack Wood (Tn Room Librarian), Douglas Gilbert

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New Hours Starting July 1, 2014

Starting July 1, 2014,

the Tennessee Room hours

will be the same as those of the library:

Monday – Thursday         10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friday – Saturday             10:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Book Additions

The Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society

recently gave these books to the Tennessee Room, as memorials.

book001In memory of Dr. Andrew Burrel “Tiny” Saunders

 

Book - Caswell Co001In memory of Homer L. Deming

New Book Addition.

This book was recently donated in honor of Evelyn Keele, Assistant  Tennessee Room Librarian.

This book was recently donated in honor of Evelyn Keele, Assistant Tennessee Room Librarian.

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