Updates Log

Saturday 7 Sep 2018 Added a 3rd tip to our General Tips for Intermediate to Advanced Genealogists: -> higdonfamily.org -> Research Tips for Advanced -> General Tips for Intermediate to Advanced Genealogists 

Saturday 14 Jul 2018 Updated our Higdon Family Association 2018 Scholarship Winners: -> higdonfamily.org -> Welcome -> HFA Scholarship Program -> Past HFA Scholarship Winners -> 2018 HFA Scholarship Winners

Saturday 14 Jul 2018 Added an obituary to the Robert J. “Bobby” Higdon page: -> higdonfamily.org -> Welcome -> Documents Collection -> Higdons in the News -> Higdon, Jr., Robert J. “Bobby”

Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 Added 6 screen pages concerning our HFA 2018 Annual Meeting at Gettysburg, PA, including travel map, Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Cemetery, and the 2018 Annual Meeting Registration Form: -> higdonfamily.org -> Welcome -> Higdon Family Association 2018 Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA -> 2018 HFA Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA

Wednesday 30 May 2018 Made corrections to 3 screen pages concerning dates of HFA 2018 Annual Meeting at Gettysburg, PA: -> higdonfamily.org -> Welcome -> Higdon Family Association 2018 Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA -> Bautz, William A. “Bill,” 2017-2018 HFA President, and

-> higdonfamily.org -> Items of Current Interest -> President William A. “Bill” Bautz Announces Plans for Gettysburg, PA 2018 Annual Meeting November 5-7and

-> higdonfamily.org -> Upcoming HFA Meetings -> 2018 HFA Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA

Sunday 29 Apr 2018 Added 1 screen-page with 1 one cover image detailing a good, recent book on DNA testing and interpretation: -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS -> The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018 Added 1 screen-page with 1 photo image detailing an award given to Jennifer Higdon: -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories of Higdons Recently in the News -> Higdon, Jennifer - Winner of a Pulitzer Prize & two Grammys -> Northwestern University recognizes Jennifer Higdon with $100,000 prize

Saturday 23 Mar 2018 Added 3 screen-pages with 1 photo image detailing upcoming activities and events at our 2018 Higdon Family Association Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA:  -> higdonfamily.org  -> Items of Current Interest  -> 2018 HFA Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, PA

Friday 9 Mar 2018 Added 4 screen-pages with 25 photo images detailing activities and events at our 2017 Higdon Family Association Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA:  -> higdonfamily.org ->  Higdon Family Association, Inc. ->  History - Presidents, Newsletter Editors, and Annual Meetings -> 2017 Alexandria VA

Monday 3 Mar 2018 Added four screen-pages with four photo images of a career summary concerning Hal Higdon:  -> higdonfamily.org ->  Documents Collection ->  Stories of Higdons Recently in the News -> Higdon, Hal - Writer and Runner

Sunday 2 Mar 2018 Added six screen-pages with six photo images of a career summary concerning Karan Higdon -> Higdon, Karan - Outstanding Football Career at WMU

Monday 26 Feb 2018 Added one screen-page book review with a book cover photo concerning a lost, original proposed ‘Bill of Rights’:  -> higdonfamily.org ->  Books ->  A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS ->  LOST RIGHTS: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic by David Howard

Sunday 4 Feb 2018 Added four screen-pages about the career of classical composer Jennifer Higdon:  -> higdonfamily.org ->  Documents Collection ->  Stories of Higdons Recently in the News -> Higdon, Jennifer - Winner of a Pulitzer Prize & two Grammys

Saturday 30 Dec 2017 Updated newly found information about two Higdon tombstomes in the Old Municipal Cemetery, a.k.a. The Pioneer Cemetery, in Bardstown, KY:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Photo Gallery - Places -> Bardstown, Kentucky Headstone Mystery - 2017 update report; and a related addition of a new geneaology internet links section to our Books section in our HFA website:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> SELECT INTERNET LINKS -> Nelson County, Kentucky, Genealogy sites

Monday 30 Oct 2017 Updated Current Officers information for 2017-2018:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Higdon Family Association, Inc. -> Current Officers

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 Updated HFA Items of Current Interest and our Welcome page:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Items of Current Interest and our Welcome page.

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 Updated HFA Current Officers page to reflect HFA 2017 Annual Meeting Elections:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Higdon Family Association, Inc. -> Current Officers

Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 Added a new page with two photos of the HFA 2017 Scholarship Winners:  -> higdonfamily.org -> HFA Scholarship Program -> Past HFA Scholarship Winners -> 2017 HFA Scholarship Winners

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 Added a book review page detailing English politics toward her American colonies in the 1600’s:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS -> The Empire Reformed - English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution

Monday 28 Aug 2017 Added a book review page detailing the assembly, training, and combat missions of two regiments of the 82ND Airborne Division in World War II  ->  higdonfamily.org -> Books -> A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS -> JUMP COMMANDER: In Combat with the 505th and 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments, 82nd Airborne Division in World War II

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 Added a book review page detailing the battle for the La Fiere Bridge, part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS -> Ste. Mere-Eglise, June 1944 NO BETTER PLACE TO DIE: The Battle for La Fiere Bridge

Monday 21 Aug 2017 Added a long page of text about the Higdon Family Special Collection, photographs of the Hunter Library and a photograph of Western Carolina University of the University of North Carolina System, as well as several maps of Collowhee, NC, and a campus map of where the Hunter Library is located on the campus of Western Carolina University of the University of North Carolina System:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Higdon Family Special Collection at the Hunter Library of the Western Carolina University of the North Carolina University System

Sunday 20 Aug 2017 Added a page detailing Boys & Girls Club operating at the Bonnie Higdon Reaves campus at Epworth, GA:  ->  higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories -> Headline: Boys & Girls Club to open September 5

Monday 17 Jul 2017 Enhanced an obituary of Mary Carmel Higdon by adding 24 photo image pages with brief commentary:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Obituaries -> Higdon, Mary Carmel

Tuesday, May 10, 2017 Added map design credit for Daniel Feher at www.freeworldmaps.net to the top of the physical map of the Philippine Islands page:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Genealogies -> Hodges, Linnie Jane Higdon -> Hodges, Linnie Jane Higdon - D.A.R. Application -> The Philippine Islands - physical map

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Added 3 new pages about our 2017 HFA Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Upcoming HFA Meetings -> 2017 HFA Annual Meeting in Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Added 1 new page about the Higdons of Alabama, including information on the town named after them - Higdon, Alabama:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECT REFERENCE BOOKS -> Family Tree Itinerary 1836-1974 by Roy Albert Higdon

Monday, February 13, 2017 Added 1 new page with a news article about Higdons Store, GA: higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Higdons Store, GA -> Headline: Higdon’s Store left its mark

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Added 1 new page with 1 new photo of Eva Wood, accompanied by her obituary:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Obituaries -> Wood, Eva Higdon - Age 94

Friday, January 26 2017 Added 1 new page with 1 new photo, and 1 news article, dealing with the large wildfires in the Southeast:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> HeadlineFranklin, NC, November 11, 2016, smoke conditions  -> Headline: Gatlinburg After The Fires

Saturday, December 10, 2016 Starting with this page, added 5 new pages including 3 new photos, plus two news article, plus two location maps of current large wildfires in the Southeast:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> HeadlineFranklin, NC, November 11, 2016, smoke conditions -Headline: At Least 3 Killed in Tennessee Wildfires as Thousands Flee: ‘Hell Opened Up’

Monday, November 28, 2016 Added capability to purchase memberships, books, and donate monies to our HFA Scholarship Fund: to experience the process:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> THE HIGDON FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC., REFERENCE LIBRARY -> Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants -> Click to BUY Book: Colonial Higdons … (don’t click on any of the PayPal buttons if you are just looking)

Monday, November 21, 2016 Add 9 photos (provided by Denton Higdon), plus two news article, plus two location maps of Franklin, NC, and one map of Blue Ridge, Ga, and miscellaneous communications showing bad smoke conditions from massive fires in the nearby southern Blue Ridge Mountains:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Franklin, NC, November 11, 2016, smoke conditions

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Added driving directions and location information on the Ritchie School historical marker, provided by Randy & Carolyn Cole:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories -> Jack River Story by Unknown Author -> 5 - Ritchie School marker  

Monday, September 19, 2016 Added two photographs with minor text changes - Early photo of Higdon Boarding House in Copperhill, Tn, and early photo of Mary Elmira Arp Higdon with her family, including Walter Q. Higdon:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Photo Gallery - Groups of People -> Arp, Mary Elmira (b.1875) - wife of William Thomas Higdon (b. 1867) Added one photograph with minor text changes - Ritchie Creek School marker:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories -> Jack River Story by Unknown Author -> 5 - Ritchie School marker

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 The Photo Gallery page was further subdivided by the addition of an Individual People section and a Groups of People section:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Individual People and Groups of People section

Monday, August 15, 2016 Photograph added and text updated:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Higdon Hotel, Reliance, TN, and:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Books -> THE HIGDON FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC., REFERENCE LIBRARY -> The Thomas Higdon Family of Polk County, Tennessee

Sunday, August 14, 2016 Post-processed photo image to increase detail and remove age-related artifacts in preparation for printing and mounting the image for the 2016 HFA meeting annual auction:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Gristmill in Macon County, NC,

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Completed updating and cross-linking materials sent by Jane Moore Higdon Brackett concerning: her mother:  Documents Collection -> Obituaries -> Rachel Moore McKey Higdonher father:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Obituaries -> Walter Q. Higdon; her grandmother: Photo Gallery -> People->  Mary Elmira Arp “Doll” Higdon: her father’s birthplace:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Photo Gallery -> Places -> Higdon Store, GA; and her father’s first employment:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories -> Jack River Story by Unknown Author -> 3 - Ritchie Creek School, 1914

Thursday, August 11, 2016 Uploaded several scans of the Ritchie Creek school ‘notebook’ with typed transcriptions relating to Walter Q. Higdon in:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Stories -> Jack River Story by Unknown Author -> 4 - Ritchie Creek School notebook pages

Friday, July 15, 2016 Uploaded entire HFA website file to deal with access concerns: higdonfamily.org

Thursday, July 14, 2016 New page:  -> higdonfamily.org -> HFA Scholarship Program -> Past HFA Scholarship Winners -> 2016 HFA Scholarship Winners

Thursday, June 30, 2016 Completed updating materials for memorial for Thomas Theodore Higdon:  -> higdonfamily.org -> Documents Collection -> Obituaries -> Higdon, Thomas Theodore - Age 21 


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