D.A.R. Members Support the Tennessee Room in Many Ways.

The Jackson/Madison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are always finding ways to support the Tennessee Room. They conduct a free walk-in genealogy workshop every first Tuesday of the month at 4pm.  They also donate genealogical books and donate money to buy archival supplies.  Recently, they even donated a supply of pencils….with erasers!

DAR pencil donation 1

L to R: Jackie Utley, Mandy Williams, bundle of pencils, Jack Wood, Jan Bynum

 

Tennessee Room Adding Hours

Starting January 6, 2015,

the Tennessee Room will be open

every Tuesday 10 am to 8 pm.

Tennessee Room Endowment – Jonathan Smith Memorial

Based on a suggestion from one of our library patrons who is a dedicated genealogist, we are establishing a fund in memory of Jonathan Smith, which will be used to purchase a digital microfilm reader/scanner for the Tennessee Room.   A memorial plate will be attached to the reader/scanner when it is purchased.   It is our hope that the use of this machine will help perpetuate the memory of his dedicated work in reading and abstracting records from an unmeasurable number of microfilm rolls.

To contribute to this effort:

Please write a check to:

Tennessee Room Endowment – Jonathan Smith Memorial

and send to:

ATTN: Tennessee Room

Jackson/Madison County Library

433 E. Lafayette St.

Jackson, TN   38301

We Mourn the Death of Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith

On Friday, November 14, 2014, we lost a fellow genealogical researcher, historian, author, and educator: Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith.   There is no way to calculate the number of people he has helped, both personally and through the publishing of his genealogical and historical abstracts, vignettes, anecdotes, and narratives.  The Tennessee Room has over 100 of his works.  He is particularly well-known in the genealogy community for his abstracting of original public and private records and for his transcribing of cemetery gravestone inscription.  The integrity of his research and the scholarship of his writing was always uncompromising.  He was a public servant in the true sense of the word, for he produced and shared his work, not only without monetary gain, but almost always great personal expense.   Although we miss his physical presence among us, we can be joyful about the gift of knowledge he left with us.  Thank you, Jonathan, for all you gave us.

New Book Donated by the D.A.R.

A copy of Lloyd Bockstruck’s book, 

Revolutionary War Pensions, Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874,

the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814,

and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905,

was presented by the Jackson-Madison Chapter of the

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

to the Tennessee Room on November 10,2014.

D.A.R member, Debbie Bosten presents the book to Jack Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian

D.A.R member, Debbie Bosten presents the book to Jack Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian

 

L-R: Beverly Dutcher, Kathy Williams, Debbie Boston, and Debbie Torstrick working hard on D.A.R papers in the Tennessee Room.

L-R: Beverly Dutcher, Kathy Williams, Debbie Boston, and Debbie Torstrick working hard on D.A.R papers in the Tennessee Room, November 10, 2014.

DAR in TN Room - 10 Nov 2014

New Book Donated

Book - Anna Cooke001

This book is an interesting collection of articles

written by Dr. Anna L. Cooke,

author of a history of Lane College,

a copy of which can be viewed in the Tennessee Room.

It was donated October 7, 2014 by her daughter,

Elsie Cooke-Holmes of Plano, Texas.

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

Book - Weir001

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