This week I finally finished setting up my site for my Koonce Genealogy project! I’ve very excited. I’ve had this site on the backburner for several months now waiting to find the time to further develop it.
The goal of the site is to serve as a repository for the research I do on Koonce families; not just my own, but any others that I research. I’ve found myself doing research on many different Koonce lines as I’ve established relationships with other Koonce researchers. I began to archive my research in my genealogy database so it was pretty much all online anyway. Now that I have a site and a blog for it, I hope to be able to disseminate what I gather more widely.
Part of the impetus to create the site came when I found the Koonce Genealogical Society newsletters at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. It was published from 1994-1997. I contacted the publisher, John P. Koonce and he gave me permission to put them online. Even better yet, I had the chance to meet him (and blogged about it of course) and we now stay in regular contact.
So far, the database I’ve gathered has more than 2,000 people. That’s not a “big” database, but I’m sure it will continue to grow as I continue to research.
This has a very niche audience, but if you’re ever interested in anything Koonce, you can visit http://www.taneya-kalonji.com/koonce. From time to time, I expect I’ll highlight some of my posts from over there here on this blog.