Monthly Archives: February 2016

MAAGI, MAAGI, What’s MAAGI?

  (Photo of 2015 MAAGI Students and Instructors, St. Louis, MO, Harris Stowe State University) Inquiring minds want to know! Let me tell you about MAAGI. (I am so excited) It is the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, thus MAAGI (pronounced … Continue reading

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The ladies of “The Real” DNA test results

Originally posted on Genealogy Adventures:
The ladies of “The Real” took DNA tests to find out their ethnic identities, and the results are in. Take this journey with them on their road to discovery. My voyage of discovery has certainly…

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James D. Walker: Lone Messenger to International Genealogist

Originally posted on Pieces of History:
In celebration of Black History Month the National Archives History Office is sharing stories of African American former employees and their influence on the institution. Today’s post comes from Kirsten Dillon.  James D. Walker, Research…

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What’s really wrong?

This is not really genealogy focused, but it is related. History is being made daily. Information as to what is going on during your time or your ancestor’s time will be put down in your family history. People will tell … Continue reading

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A Question or Two! What would you ask?

  As a genealogist I often think of how to approach my research challenges. If I had the opportunity to ask an ancestor a couple of questions in an interview, what would I ask? Questions and answers might solve some … Continue reading

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I Have a Complaint Concerning Many Genealogists

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
Warning: This article contains personal opinions. This is an almost exact duplicate of an article I posted several years ago. The topic has come up again lately so I decided to publish…

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2016 Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited for the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
The following announcement was written by Denise May Levenick and Paul Woodbury: February 10, 2016 – The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree…

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