Category Archives: Genealogy

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bruce Beach

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…

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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