History At A Glance: Lee Road, Home of Barker’s Corner

Nine miles northeast of Covington nestled in an area dotted with large pines, sprawling oaks, and acres of farmland is the community of Lee Road. Lee Road is a rural community with neighborly people who regularly socialize and gather for good, friendly conversations usually at local businesses or in church. According to Mrs. Alice Rogers…
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Spotlight – St. Tammany Genealogical Society

The St. Tammany Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986.  The primary mission of the Society is to “encourage the study of genealogy by providing training seminars and workshops.”  The St. Tammany Parish Genealogical Society offers assistance and training to each of its members, regardless of the geographic place of origin…
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Soldiers and Sailors Database: Military Research for Genealogy

  The Soldiers and Sailors Database, a database by the National Park Service, is a great resource for finding men who served in the Confederate or Union armies during the American Civil War. There are also links to information on stories, people, places, collections, preservation, facts, and the Maryland campaign.  Many subtopics are listed under…
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State Archives: An Important Resource for Genealogy Research

When searching for ancestors, it is important to utilize a variety of sources. Census records do not provide information pertaining to birth dates, death dates, marriage dates and spouse’s names. Census records are great for household information, but many individuals are hard to find in census records or they may have been born or died…
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Chronicling America: Resource for Genealogy Research

Newspapers are an important resource in performing genealogical research.  The researcher can find birth, marriage, and death announcements. Obituaries and articles on ancestors that made news headlines can also be found. Since newspapers are prone to deterioration, many institutions are using preservation methods that include digitization and microfilming in order to preserve the historical contents…
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History At A Glance – Mass Transportation Comes to Covington!!

Nestled among the tall pines, dense forest, and numerous waterways was the area of Covington founded by John Wharton Collins on July 3, 1813.  He named the town Wharton.  However, a legislative decision led by David Bannister Morgan renamed the town Wharton to Covington in March of 1816 in honor of General Leonard Covington, a…
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