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The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Main Street Media of Tennessee, publishers of the Dickson Post, is very pleased to present the 2019 edition of their annual chamber magazine, Discovering Dickson County.

Some time ago the program of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Association dealt with using archives. I have since realized that I although I have talked about using the archives in this column, I have never specifically dealt with exactly what they are.  

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“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” (1 Kings 18:21)

Some time ago the program of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Association dealt with using archives. I have since realized that I although I have talked about using the archives in this column, I have never specifically dealt with exactly what they are.  

Hummingbirds are loved by so many of us, and the sages listed below are sure to bring them, as well as butterflies and other pollinators, to check out your gardens. 

“Skits and Bits” - Little Bits of News and History – Some you may remember, some you may have forgotten and some you may have never heard of before; but all of which took place somewhere, sometime, throughout the years.

October (a month of fall harvests, school breaks, hayrides, apple orchard visits, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and colorful foliage) has arrived. Fall brings with it lots of chores for gardeners.

We are experiencing a prolonged period of no rain and very dry conditions have begun to develop. This may be good for hay harvest and row crop harvest but not good for pastures. 

“Skits and Bits” - Little Bits of News and History – Some you may remember, some you may have forgotten and some you may have never heard of before; but all of which took place somewhere, sometime, throughout the years.

Johnny Appleseed, aka Jonathan Chapman, was born on Sept. 26, 1774, in Massachusetts. Still remembered as an American orchardist and folk hero, he would probably agree that fall is a good time to plant an apple tree. However, his trees were grown from seed, said to be too sour to eat, and we…

“Skits and Bits” - Little Bits of News and History – Some you may remember, some you may have forgotten and some you may have never heard of before; but all of which took place somewhere, sometime, throughout the years.

Middle Tennessee looks to be on the way to one of the driest September's on record. Through the 20th, many areas have had no rain for the month and it is rare to find anyone reporting over a quarter of an inch for September.

I frequently sing the praises of FamilySearch.org. Unfortunately, many of their digitized records are not fully indexed. In fact, a number of the FamilySearch records that have been digitized (available at no cost) aren’t indexed.