Monthly Archives: September 2015

“If I had to be a slave again, I would just shoot myself”-Fountain Hughes

I have listened to some of the Voices from the days of slavery on the Library of Congress webpage. (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/vfssp.html#FountainHughes.html) In the past they have only been clips, maybe 1 minute or so. I can’t listen to more than one … Continue reading

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A “Genealogy Workshop” morning in Louisa Co. Virginia

It was a good Saturday morning in Louisa County. I was invited to lead a workshop on the challenges that we all experienced when doing African American genealogy. The principles apply to all genealogy research since each of our families … Continue reading

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Casting Call: PBS’s ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ Wants Your Family Story

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
Here is your chance to be a television star  and also to have a genealogy mystery solved for you. The producers from the PBS’ series “Genealogy Roadshow” are collecting family stories from…

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(+) Convert your Old Videotapes to DVD Before They Deteriorate!

This is really something to consider, thanks to Dick Eastman. Dick is explaining the current need as to why we need to begin converting our video tapes to DVD. For those of us that have numerous family videos that covers … Continue reading

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My working practice for my African American genealogy research

Originally posted on Genealogy Adventures:
This post is a glimpse into my working practices when it comes to researching black ancestors who were enslaved. On the one hand, it will probably look like Olympic standard mental gymnastics. On the other,…

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The Calendar for Familytreegirl

I love the opportunity to share, coach, teach and facilitate learning. Various topics are included, some link to genealogical research,  bullying in the workplace and housing counseling. Below is a taste of the “Familytreegirl” on the road: September 22, Financial … Continue reading

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