Hello! I'm LisaStoryteller, Shopkeeper & Genealogy Enthusiast
Bloom Where I'm Planted
White Oak Attic is named after the White Oak Tree. It is a blog, a shop and a community that center on my favorite things to do; talk, (tell and listen to stories), connect with others through shared genealogy ties and indulge my nostalgic nature. Although most of my genealogy research is focused on the Virginias, I live in Alabama. Taking to heart the inspiring quote to bloom where I’m planted, I participate in local events and organizations related to these interests and write about them.
About the name
When I first started this website I had several beautiful white oak trees all around my home. I started thinking of our place as White Oak. Next, there are the stories about White Oak trees and West Virginia. Tales of great big, record-breaking trees that stood while several generations of people came and went in the very state at the heart of my family roots. Finally, there is the attic. It’s often a source of discovery for people like me since many family history treasures and keepsakes wind up being stored there. Putting the two together as a name seems to be a perfect fit.
Events and News
Genealogy and farmhouse decor related events and news.
This year the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution volunteered to decorate two of the three historic home-places of influential pioneer families in Bessemer Alabama. The Sadler, Owen and McAdory Homes are all dressed up...