Misconceptions about mountain people (Not Genealogy, but so much fun!)
If you or members of your family are from the Appalachian area and have been asked foolish questions by people with little
knowledge of the mountain area, perhaps you will get a laugh from this page.
If you prefer doing Eastern Kentucky research in
a library rather than online, the following books may be helpful: Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky by
William C. Kozee, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, (1994); The Big Sandy Valley, by William Ely, Heritage Books, Inc.,
Bowie, MD.; and another The Big Sandy Valley, by Willard Rouse Jillson, reprinted for the Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing,
Many ancestors of Kentuckians came from Virginia. Some other volumes which are helpful are Annals
of Southwest Virginia by Summers, Harman's volume on Tazewell County, Virginia (an early settlement) and Kegley's Adventures
on Western Waters. Nearly all of these are available at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort.
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