Monthly Archives: January 2017

Horses have names!

My 3rd great grandfather is Lawson Goings/Goins/Goens. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1807 to Joseph and Nancy (Windsor) Goings. Lawson died 12 July 1874 in Clarke County, Virginia. He and his wife Sarah (Hart) lived and raised … Continue reading

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SO WHAT Mr. Luke Goins-I have your Certificate of Freedom, now what?

It’s difficult if you don’t know the laws of the area you are researching when conducting genealogical research. At the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) instructor Judy G. Russell (aka the Legal Genealogist) walks students through the public law … Continue reading

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2017 MAAGI Registration Opens Jan 13, 2017

MAAGI, what’s it all about? It is the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI pronounced “maggie”). Is it just for African Americans to attend? No, it is for anyone who wants to learn and engage in good sound genealogy research focusing … Continue reading

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Combat the Common Genealogy Challenges in 2017!

Come on in 2017, we are ready for you! It does not matter who or where in the U. S. you are researching, you need to know the fundamentals about genealogy research, records & resources. Most importantly you need to be able to ask questions, … Continue reading

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