Upcoming Genealogy Events – 11/19/15

This is a rolling listing of upcoming family history and genealogy events. These are heavily focused on those happening in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana area. (If you’d like for me to list your event on next week’s list, please email it to me at sreed1234@gmail.com.)


MTGS All-Day Genealogy Seminar – November 21, 2015 – http://www.mtgs.org/calendar/default.html


2016 KGS Seminar – August 6, 2016 – http://kygs.org/cpage.php?pt=42


OGS 2016 – Mason, Ohio – http://www.ogs.org/conference2016/index.php


Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – Salt Lake City, Utah – January 11-16, 2016 – http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=16

RootsTech – Salt Lake City, Utah – February 3-6, 2016 – https://www.rootstech.org/



The Faulkner Family

Susie Marie Faulkner was my patneral grandmother. She married Vernon Benton Phillips and they had 5 children – 4 girls and 1 boy.

The direct ancestors I know:

  • Susie Marie Faulkner (Grandmother)
  • George Albert Faulkner (Great Grandfather)
  • Jefferson Faulkner (2nd Great Grandfather)
  • Alexander Faulkner (3rd Great Grandfather)

Alexander Faulkner was born in Tennessee. The family lived in Tennessee and Kentucky for a few generations before moving west. They lived in Oklahoma in the early 1900s and then moved to California.

Obituary for Martha Thierman (Hall)

Martha Thierman Dies at Home of Son Here

Martha  Thierman passed away Saturday morning at the home of her son, on Kingsley avenue, after an illness of three weeks.  Deceased was 83 years of age, having been born in Michigan April 11, 1833.  Surviving her are three daughters and four sons, who are: Mrs. M. A. Barker of Idaho; Mrs. M. Lindsey of Oklahoma, and Mrs. M. Towne, T. H.; G.J. and F.H. Thierman of this city and C. H. Thierman of Iowa.

Funeral services will not be announced until word is received from eastern relatives.

Technology drama

I had some awesome plans when starting this blog and then progressively over the summer I suffered a cascade of technology failures.

For a techo geek, this was horrible news.

First, my main work computer started crashing and experiencing hard drive failures.

After that, my trusty Chromebook started having issues. I tried to take it apart, but my large hands were not made to work on little tiny screws and plastic pieces.

I ordered a new Chromebook, but that one came broken and needs to be sent back for warranty repair.

As if that wasn’t enough, I was also having problems with my cell phone and needed to get an upgrade.

It look a little longer than expected to get a new work computer, and my backup laptop which is always super slow was also having stability issues.

Thankfully, I have a new work laptop now which is working wonderfully and I’m excited to get this blog moving again.

Obituary for Genet Phillips Naquin

Genet Phillips Naquin, 59, a native of Weed, Calif., and resident of Texas City, Texas, died Friday, May 28, 1999.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Houma, with interment in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Roland J. Naquin Sr. of Galveston, Texas; two sons, Roland Naquin Jr. of Houma, and Rene Naquin of Orange, Texas; three daughters, Sybil Williams of Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Jeff (Francine) Miller of Houma, and Mrs. Darrell (Gwen) Loga of Bootsville; one brother, Vernon Phillips of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Annie Lois Stark of Idaho and Patricia
Carrick of Ripon, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Sussie Faulkner Phillips; and one sister, Geneva Nell Carr of Neuman, Calif.

Reliance on technology

When I launched this blog back in early July, my plan was to post 5 days a week. I had a great schedule planned:

  • Monday: Obituary
  • Tuesday: Information about one of the family lines I’m researching
  • Wednesday: More of a free form post about different genealogy topics
  • Thursday: Upcoming events about genealogy / family history
  • Friday: News from the genealogy world

I added a topic for Saturday to post a photo.

Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago my Chromebook crashed. I do nearly everything online with that thing, and my other computers currently have issues.

I store nearly everything in the cloud these days, so I didn’t lose any data. However, I did lose the ability to get posts up and other content out there.

Thankfully, last week I replaced my Chromebook with a new version and we’re now back on track.

Obituary for Ella Dimon (Holl) 

Transcribed from La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – April 19, 1963

Mrs. Ella Dimon, 76, formerly of 1538 Avon St., died in a local hospital Thursday evening. She was born in La Crosse, March 3, 1887.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lila Bookham of Chicago; two sisters, Hattie Holl of La Crosse and a Mrs. Gibson of Minot, N.D., and one brother, William of La Crosse.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Dickinson Funeral Home. Rev Wayne Schmidt will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dickinson Funeral Home Friday evening.

(Ella Dimon (Holl) was my 2nd great-aunt)

Obituary for Carolina Holl (Lindor) 

Transcribed from La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – October 12, 1937

Mrs. Fred Holl passed away Monday afternoon at her home, 921 Liberty street, at the age of 83 years, following a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband; one son, William of La Crosse; three daughters, Mrs. John Dimon of La Crosse, Mrs. Emma Gibson of Wisconsin Rapids, and Miss Hattie Holl at home; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m., at the home and at 2:30 p. m. at Emmanuel Lutheran church, the Rev. Walter Gutzke officiating and internment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Friends may call at the home Wednesday evening.

(Carolina Holl (Lindor) was my 2nd great-grandmother)