#39 Honor your ancestors on World Heart Day

It may seem morbid, and it is. However, it is VERY important that we research our family ancestry to learn about health trends and episodes. As in the case of many of my paternal and maternal ancestors, their cause of death is heart-related. My 2nd Great-Grandfather succumbed to “Ch. Myocarditis” on December 20, 1932. HeContinue reading “#39 Honor your ancestors on World Heart Day”

#39 Honoring Black Women’s Suffrage Movement Strength on National Voter Registration Day 2021

Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 – 1961) urged white and Black women to work together for the right to vote. Her efforts did not result in the equal rights for women to vote when the 1920 amendment was passed and white women were granted the right to vote. On this day, Sept. 28, 2021, deemed theContinue reading “#39 Honoring Black Women’s Suffrage Movement Strength on National Voter Registration Day 2021”

#38 Story of Muhammad Ali’s first attorney “lost” in the river … her contribution rolls on

The worthy search for ancestors, friends and other loved ones remains important. As newbie or veteran genealogists, the precious lives of ancestors are not always scripted with a pleasant ending. Yet, we are comforted by the achievements of so many pioneers who paved the way for us. Such is the case of the little-known civilContinue reading “#38 Story of Muhammad Ali’s first attorney “lost” in the river … her contribution rolls on”

#37 Ancestor Appreciation Day … surprises!

My ancestors come in all shapes, sizes, colors and names. I appreciate that as our history is intertwined with one another. There is no escaping our past. That is why we study genealogy and that is to honor our ancestors for “going through” to allow us to live on this earth today and in futureContinue reading “#37 Ancestor Appreciation Day … surprises!”

#36 Go Back: Find a piece of history by taking a piece of advice

The most valuable piece of advice that I received when I was new to the family genealogy research, was to return the search process and review the same documents that I had earlier discovered. Just days ago, I reviewed the information on my ancestors – again – I found new information about my ancestors. MyContinue reading “#36 Go Back: Find a piece of history by taking a piece of advice”

#35 How to set up your family chart template

There are many free tools to help the budding family ancestry trackers to experienced genealogists set up charts and trees to affirm our heritage. Start somewhere, even if you have one complete name of an ancestor. Our heritage aids in our current-day families’ spiritual, mental and physical health.

#34 How to research the “Grand” legacies

In honor of Grandparents Day, consider digging a little deeper to gain those important nuggets from the family tree. Honor your ancestral grandparents by researching your family’s histories. Begin with the most sacred and lasting technique in African American, Afro Caribbean, Native American and other cultures’ and that is storytelling. Here are a few tips:Continue reading “#34 How to research the “Grand” legacies”

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(From our first how-to book on researching African American genealogy) #2 Peek: Out of Sight e-book for beginning Black genealogists PART I: Out of Our Gloomy Past Slavery’s Impact Upon Black Genealogical Research   Slavery’s far-reaching effect upon the lives of African Americans is the single-most reason why it is challenging to easily research involvingContinue reading “Repost …”