Category Archives: Genealogy

African American Family History Day at Poplar Forest! 9/22

Are you familiar with Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Forest, Virginia? Visit the home page at: https://www.poplarforest.org/#section-1  Information shared from the website event’s page: Discover your African American roots. Join the Poplar Forest African American Advisory Group for an interactive … Continue reading

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Charlottesville Center for History and Culture: Home of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Announces New Board Chair

Charlottesville, VA, August 16, 2018 – The Charlottesville Center for History and Culture: Home of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, today named Dr. Shelley Murphy as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. A native of Michigan, Dr. Murphy … Continue reading

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Welcome to the family William Hendry/Henry and family.

This will be a short one since it is a work in progress. It is great to meet you William Hendry/Henry who was born in 1760-64 in Frederick, Virginia and moved on to Greene County, Tennessee. I am thrilled to … Continue reading

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” DNA and Genealogy: How to Tell the Story”-Charlottesville, VA

” DNA and Genealogy: How to Tell the Story” by Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) (www.maagiinstitute.org) Join us! May 12, 2018 – 8:30am to 5pm Location: At the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St. NW, 2nd … Continue reading

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52Weeks 52Ancestors-Lucky-James Roper

Was James Roper lucky to be born a mulatto and the only child of his father? Let me introduce you to James Roper who was born 12 May 1783 in Jefferson County, Virginia. James died 8 Dec 1867 in Jefferson … Continue reading

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52Weeks 52Ancestors-Woman!

Meet my 3x great grandmother Sarah Ann “Hart” Goings/Goins/Goens. We have no photos of her or her husband. She was married to Lawson Goens/Goings/Goins, who was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1807 and passed in 12 July 1874, in … Continue reading

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A New Website: African American Civil War Soldiers

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
This may be one of the most important history-related web sites launched so far this year. The following announcement was written by John Clegg, a founder of the African American Civil War…

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