Category Archives: Genealogy

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 … Continue reading

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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. ?

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Shall Yerger (25 May 1853-22 Jan. 1884)

Originally posted on Students of the University of Virginia, 1825-1874:
Shall Yerger was the son of William Yerger (1816–1872), a lawyer and a judge in Jackson, MS, and his wife, Malvina Hogan (Rucks) Yerger (1819–1914). He grew up in Jackson,…

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“African American Genealogy Challenges” Part 1

I am challenged everyday on how I conduct my genealogical research. It doesn’t matter if I am doing African American or European ancestry  -challenges are expected and welcomed. There are so many myths that cause more challenges, such as all … Continue reading

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Black Family Research: Records of Post-Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives

Originally posted on 1st U.S. Colored Cavalry:
This 32-page guide by Reginald Washington (now retired from the National Archives) is a must. It’s free. Just click on the image and download it.

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Finding Enslaved Laborers at UVA Descendants…

Sharing information about my new job. Join me in reading the articles and feel free to share. It will take a community to build this project. The President’s Commission on Slavery at the University (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) has designed a … Continue reading

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William C. Murphy: is it two or three wives?

I have written about my paternal grandfather a few times. But this one has my mind boggled. So let’s walk through a bit of a timeline to see what I have.  I know I have to do the SO WHAT … Continue reading

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Saving Boyd Carter Memorial Cemetery in Kearneysville, West VA

I am so sorry to my ancestors and my heart is broken. A group of folks are trying to help save the cemetery from being disturbed. I feel we are too late, money and dirty tactics will probably win. But, … Continue reading

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Just because you have a Black friend…

does not mean you are not a racist or have racist tendencies! This write up is a little rant, so it’s up to you if you want to read it or not. The 2019 Black History month has not been … Continue reading

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From the Hendry’s to the Borden’s

Okay, let me back up a bit because I am on a roll. This is on my father’s side, so Murphy’s this is for you. I posted a blog on the Hendry’s. I welcomed William Hendry to the family via … Continue reading

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