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…
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…
MAAGI 2017, Ft. Wayne, In.
The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) 2017 planning is underway. We will be at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne Indiana. You have an opportunity to pre-register. You can visit the MAAGI Facebook page and obtain the pre-registration form. This is a great opportunity to reserve your spot. You know the drill, three…
African American Genealogy Research-Tips on how you get started! 1 & 2
It does not matter who or where in the U. S. you are researching, you need to know the fundamentals about genealogy research, records & resources. Most importantly be able to ask questions, managing your files, documenting your resources and share your findings. You need to be organized, if not you’ll become frustrated and quit,…
12 Blog Articles are my Charlottesville Examiner articles
Hi, thank you for stopping by. I hope you have pulled up a comfortable chair. I wanted to share that the first 12 articles I have posted on this site are my articles I wrote for the Charlottesville Examiner.com. They all were written between 2010-2014. I had some trouble with posting and figured I needed…