Category Archives: Genealogy

It’s really hard to believe! Struggling with African American Ancestry Research.

Why am I still doing genealogy research? Just a few thoughts have popped into my head. As a researcher sometimes I struggle with some of the facts/evidence I find. It forces me to come to terms with what I think … Continue reading

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It’s time for the 2017 National Genealogical Society Conference, Raleigh, NC.

  What do you know about the National Genealogical Society, aka “NGS”? https://www.ngsgenealogy.org. It is time to check out who they are and what they do. It is a membership organization. They have history similar to the Daughter’s of the American … Continue reading

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Connections are everywhere!

I enjoy meeting people and attending fabulous events in a community, especially in the Charlottesville community. It is rich with history and it tells its own story everyday. Annually there is the Virginia Festival of the Book (http://vabook.org). It is … Continue reading

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Witnesses-what do you do?

Originally posted on bullying in the workplace :
I recently presented on the witness’s perspective of bullying in the workplace at a conference at Shippensburg University, PA. The National Workplace Bullying Coalition hosted the event called “#Dignity15, Restoring and Protecting Dignity at…

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Who should we really be talking about regarding the Slave Trade?

This will be short and sweet. I am asking those of you who conduct African and African American slave research a couple of questions. Question 1: Is there a country that did not involved themselves in the slave trade? Question … Continue reading

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rootstech: Check your Spiritual DNA

Originally posted on Working My Lines:
reporting from #ROOTStech2017 Woke up on the 3rd Day of #ROOTStech conferencing, WHIPPED from all of the frenzy of information as the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center is huge, boasting “515,000 square feet (47,800…

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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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