Monthly Archives: November 2015

“How Blacks have Irish Last Names”

Originally posted on Triangle Below Canal Street:
Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What…

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Getting Started with Autosomal DNA Part I

Originally posted on segment-ology:
So you are thinking about getting an autosomal (atDNA) test, but are not sure where to start. This blog post will walk you through several steps to help get you started. An atDNA test will result…

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A People’s History of Cornbread Stuffing | MUNCHIES

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/a-peoples-history-of-cornbread-stuffing Enjoy this introduction to kush, the original Southern cornbread dressing, a dish born between Africa and America with roots squarely in the Old South. There’s a recipe!!! Enjoy these pics of me making kush on…

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The Origins of the Melungeons

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
“Melungeon” is a term applied to many people of the Southeastern United States, mainly in the Cumberland Gap area of central Appalachia: East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and East Kentucky. The most common…

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Think Your Immigrant Ancestors Came Here Legally? Think Again.

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
An article by Brian Donohue, recently re-published in the NJ.com web site, will interest many genealogists, especially in light of the political issues in the Presidential campaigns that are receiving a lot…

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The Genealogy Roadshow is Coming to Houston and You Are Invited to Attend

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
On Sunday, Nov. 22nd, PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow will be taping an episode at the Ideson Library Building, 550 McKinney & Smith Street in downtown Houston. The location is across the street from…

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