Jackson Archaeological Society Meeting

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

6 pm

Gander Mountain

1523 Vann Dr.

Jackson, TN

Mark Norton is presenting a program about

the history and archaeology of

Big Bone Cave in Van Buren County, TN.

Two New Books Added to the Tennessee Room

The Jackson-Madison Chapter 

Daughters of the American Revolution

recently donated a copy of the newly published two volume set,

Legacies of Our Great Grand Mothers – Early Tennessee Women.

(Monteagle, Tennessee, Tennessee Society DAR, 2015)

L-R   Jan Bynum, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams, Kathy Williams, Alice Holtin

L-R Jan Bynum, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams, Kathy Williams, Alice HoltinAlso donated

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Also donated was a copy of Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds’ book,

The Story of the Yorkville High School World War II Banner.

L-R  Author, Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams

L-R Author, Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams

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New Microfilm Digital Reader-Scanner Has Been Added In Memory of Jonathan K.T. Smith

The generous contributions of many family and friends of Jonathan Smith and the Jackson-Madison County Library Foundation allowed us to acquire a ScanPro 3000 digital microfilm reader/scanner.  It is now possible for researchers to adjust the quality of microfilm images and save them as a file on a flashdrive.  Also, we are pleased to be able to honor the memory of a dedicated genealogist and historian, Jonathan K. T. Smith.  To everyone who contributed in some way to this project…thank you very much.

The new digital microfilm reader/scanner setup in the Tennessee Room.

The new digital microfilm reader/scanner setup in the Tennessee Room.

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New Books

Two new books were added to the Tennessee Room collection this month.

On April 7, the Jackson-Madison Chapter, D.A.R. donated a copy of

The Perfect 36. Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage

by Carol Lynn Yellin and Janann Sherman, edited by Ilene Jones-Cornwell.

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On April 9 author Billy King donated a copy of his Big Black Creek, Vol. III.

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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!

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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

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