Tuesday, November 23, 2004

tennessee death certificates 1908-1913 available at good prices

tennessee death certificates - : this site and its services has come highly recommended to me by a number of people. one look at the pricing on the main page shows why. they're much less expensive than the state archives service, and i understand that they respond quickly, too.

another good place to order death certificates and other microfilm records has been the cleveland, tn library. it's cheaper than the tennessee archives, too! here's a link to their fees.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

uncleGED7 - help is on the way

dick eastman's newsletter today had two items of interest to me.

the first - his promotion of the firefox web browser (and about time). yes! rediscover the web!

Get Firefox

the second - a review of mike DeBacker's unleGED7, a terrific-sounding program that will generate html pages from ged 5.5 files. what makes the program different from my own beloved legacy deluxe 5 seems to be that uncleGED7 has user-customizable style sheets (css), a technological blessing for web keepers - useful not only for updating web pages but for keeping automatically generated pages from being cookie-cutter clones of everyone else's generated by the same program.

note: earlier firefox users may need to upgrade to the current version - see the recent article in the age.)

Saturday, November 13, 2004

newport - garrison cemetery, rhea co, tn (asa newport)

asa newport, 7 oct 1902 - 15 dec 1876, newport cemetery, rhea co, tn (also found in records as the garrison cemetery)

Located south of Rockwood, TN, this cemetery may be listed in other sources as the Garrison Cemetery. Edna Clack, another Newport descendant, however, makes a strong argument that this was the Newport family cemetery, located on Newport land, and so should be listed as the "Newport Cemetery." I follow her lead in my own research.

We visited the cemetery on 27 Sep 2003. Though the small woods that surround it are ovregrown and full of prickly vines, the graves and the surviving stones themselves appear to be well kept. A few silk flowers were on graves. The cemetery is now located on land owned by Lakeside Resort. A resort worker told us that the resort and the land had still been called Newport less than a decade ago. A small in-ground TVA marker is at the entrance path to the cemetery.

Friday, November 12, 2004