Are you coming? National Genealogical Society “Deep Roots of a Nation”
31 May – 3 June 2023, Richmond, Virginia Attending a genealogy conference can be a valuable experience for anyone interested in learning more about their family history. These events offer a unique opportunity to connect with other researchers, discover new resources and techniques, and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the field. I,…
2023 Women’s Month
Women’s Month-who are you thinking about? It’s important to celebrate Women’s Month and highlighting the contributions of African American women. Here’s a few reasons why: In conclusion, knowing the women in your life, including African American women, can bring many benefits, including understanding, learning, support, mentorship, and celebrating diversity. This Women’s Month 2023 let’s celebrate…
Black History Month Reminder for 2023
Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States as a way to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout the nation’s history. As a genealogical researcher it is important to celebrate Black History Month as American history because: Overall, Black History Month serves as an important reminder of…
Thank you to George W. Hewitt, Franklin Co, PA Jan, 1828!
While reviewing a Virginia Chancery file that involved my 3rd great grandparents and their family I found the information very interesting and there is a story to be told. First, let me clarify that my 3rd great grandfather was Joseph Brand Jr, born about 1785 in Hanover County VA. He is a son of Joseph…
International African American Museum-Center for Family History
Wow, did you know about this museum being built in Charleston, South Carolina? It is being built on sacred ground…Gadsden’s Wharf. Why is it sacred ground you ask?? Well according to the website (https://iaamuseum.org) it is believed that 40% of the slaves that entered into British American came through this site. Yes! The first thing…
Originally posted on My Roots My Blog: Yesterday I read an article in LA Times (link here) about the descendants of the owners of Bruce Beach hoping to get their property back then I went to newspapers.com to see what information I could find out about Bruce Beach and I came across a few articles…
We Were Never the Problem!
Classify this as a rant. The world is in chaos and it shows the lack of leadership at every aspect. Folks like myself also have fear in our hearts that the past as we knew it, is now our present. I have begun to question: where is all this going, and how will all this…
Information available to help in African American Genealogy Research prior to 1870.
I am in a “not so good mood” because of something I read today on another blog. So I will make this a short response. It is not a good to tell people that there are “no records” if you are doing African American research prior to 1870. It is also not good to tell…
Looking at Nellie McCorkle-Murphy-Giles
As a genealogist we find new family lines quite often. But what do we do with them once they present themselves? Some we will research and add the information to our trees, others will sit and be ignored until something triggers the memory. I have the belief that the ancestors will contribute to some of…
10 Best Genealogy and History YouTube Channels
Originally posted on My Roots My Blog: BlackProGen LIVE! Is on Family Tree Magazine’s 10 Best Genealogy and History YouTube Channels. ?