Taking a Research Break

This morning I read that Roy Clark died yesterday. You might be wondering what the death of an entertainer has to do with family history unless I am related to him (I’m not). Bear with me. When I was growing up, my brother and I spent a week or two each summer at my grandparents’ house in Alabama. Each Saturday evening we ate in front of the television, a small color set that received three channels, watching “Hee Haw” (on which Roy Clark and Roy Acuff were regulars) and “The Lawrence Welk Show” while enjoying what at my grandparents’ house was typical Saturday night fare—grilled New York strip steaks and homemade steak fries. I’m sure there was a green vegetable as well, but whatever it was didn’t make an impression on me. Read More »

How To Digitize Family History Cassette Tapes

For those of us lucky enough to have recordings on cassette tape with valuable family history information, finding a way to preserve those recordings for future generations can be a challenge. I’m pretty comfortable with technology but it still took me awhile to figure it out, so hopefully what I learned will help someone else. Read More »