Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

April 12, 2013

Archives announces new project and summer plans

CROSSVILLE — Are you a member of a Cumberland County pioneer family? Were your ancestors enumerated on the 1860 census? The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center has established a certification program to recognize and honor the descendants of early pioneers who were residents of Cumberland County when the 1860 census was taken. Cumberland County was formed in 1855-'56 and the 1860 census was the first federal census taken following the formation of the county.

The application files will provide valuable documentation on family histories of many Cumberland County founders and will be available for future genealogical research. There is no charge and a certificate will be given. Information and forms regarding this program may be found at the Art Circle Public Library website. The URL is www.artcirclelibrary.info and click on the Archives link. Or you may come by the Archives Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up a form.  The staff will assist you in starting your research. 

Would you like to make the Archives a part of your family reunion? Several local families have summer reunions. A few new ideas may be to have guests come to the archives to do research, to have a genealogist speak at the reunion about ways to expand research or do a program in the Archives on a topic of interest to the family.

If you are a descendant of the early families, they can help you develop certificates for those who qualify. Let them know how they could make this year’s family reunion even more special. 

Watch for future notices for summer events at the archives. Several programs have been suggested, and staff and friends of the archives are working out details. 

The archives has suspended its classes and the Second Saturday Seminars for the summer. If you have a group of six or more that would like to have a seminar or class, contact them and arrangements will be made. They will resume the Second Saturday Seminars in October.

Their book collection continues to expand with more publications and journals, books and information from other states as well as in Tennessee.

Hours remain the same – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is at 95 E. First St., near the library. For more information, call 456-2006.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles
  • 20140412_110402.jpg Kids get creative at Youth Expo

    Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression (CACE) held its annual Youth Expo Saturday, providing young people an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of artistic endeavors, from music and writing to painting and traditional crafts of weaving and spinning.

    April 17, 2014 4 Photos

  • AROUND THE TOWN: The Easter egg hunt that never was

    The Easter Bunny should be able to deliver his baskets in pretty nice weather this weekend. The Good Friday and Easter holiday weekend should feature much warmer temperatures than we had earlier this week when snow showers fell on Cumberland County. Cumberland County students were released Tuesday for spring break, but their last day of school for the week found snow and ice falling from the sky and temperatures in the 20s. Students will return to class on Monday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 127 Seniors.jpg Jay Fox performs for seniors after receiving new prosthesis

    On Friday, April 11, the members of the 127 Senior Center had another good time playing bingo and dominos. Bingo was called by Arlene Simmons and Helen Lord, and the bingo gifts were provided by Bob Folger of State Farm Insurance.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses

    Publised April 16, 2014.

    April 15, 2014

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Pancake breakfast held for cancer research

    During the year various groups connected with the Pleasant Hill Elementary School provide a Saturday morning pancake breakfast to support the Relay for Life campaign.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fair Park.jpg Final audition planned for talent show

    Last auditions for Crossville’s Got Talent will be this Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Fair Park Senior Center. The center is at 1433 Livingston Rd. It looks like another good show, so miss this one.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • PLATEAU GARDENING: Cool-season lawn grass fertilization and soil tests

    Recently, I got an inquiry about the right timing for homeowners who want to fertilize a cool-season lawn which has bare spots that need over-seeding. An email from a new resident in the Crossville area asked how to take a soil sample and where to have it tested. Since problems with the pH or fertility of the soil beneath can result in chronically thin grass with persistent bare places up top, testing the soil then correcting pH and fertility to match plant needs can be an important first step in maintaining your lawn.

    April 14, 2014

  • IMG953498.jpg It's a great day to fly a kite!

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Season of fundraising begins

    Spring is in full swing, and this mean there are a host of not-for-profit organizations in Crossville and Cumberland County hosting events over the next few weeks. The first event will begin this weekend with a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-25 N&N meeting.jpg Investigative forensic science close to home

    NCIS? CSI? Bones? All fictional! Here in East Tennessee, they have a real investigative forensic expert — Dr. Bill Bass.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo