Genealogy Contributor Awards
Many have given hundreds of hours and traveled many miles doing genealogy research relating to southern Kentucky. These awards are to recognize their work and unselfishness in sharing their gleanings with others.
Edith Presley Bastin
Edith has photographed thousands of cemetery stones in Hart, Metcalfe, Barren and nearby counties. Generously sharing these and transcriptions with several web-sites as well as sharing many death certificates and marriage bonds. Edith has compiled and printed in book form a full transcription of the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.
Martha P. Harrison
Martha is to be credited by many years of work in cataloging
unrecorded cemeteries in Barren County. Since 1992, she has traversed
thousands of miles, made hundreds of phone calls and tromped over many
acres of farm and timberland to locate these old family cemeteries. She
has read newspapers on microfilm, death certificates, funeral home
records and talked to the older residents of the county to find these
cemeteries. Martha has found over 170 cemeteries that have not been
recorded and over 5,000 burials. Her dedication is to be commended as
some one who is totally dedicated to preserving our past.
Sandi is a professional genealogist but donates hundreds of hours each year to assist others. She maintains several RootsWeb boards and post thousands of obits, wills and other articles. Sandi serves as the editor Traces, the local Historical Society publication. She has 280 books in print.