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)
Also donated was a copy of Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds’ book,
The Story of the Yorkville High School World War II Banner.
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.
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.
On April 9 author Billy King donated a copy of his Big Black Creek, Vol. III.
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!
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.