How to find the hard-to-find ancestors

Was my maternal great-great grandmother a white woman or an African American slave? Based on the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census, she was both. In the 1880 Census, she was listed as Mulatto, aged 21 and working as a chamber maid. Was I surprised by the variations on race in the census? No and neitherContinue reading “How to find the hard-to-find ancestors”

Africa Burial Ground and 9/11 — National Geographic

IN A FEW WORDS I wish the knowledge about the African Burial Ground was as vast as September 11th. The reason that September 11 is so important is because of the people who built this city. When I think of the World Trade Center and New York Stock Exchange, I think of how they gotContinue reading “Africa Burial Ground and 9/11 — National Geographic”

We are our ancestors!

SATURDAY            SEPTEMBER 4, 2021  I AM AN ANCESTRAL BEING  From Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, GA       Every cell in your body re-presents an Ancestor. These cells are encoded with the soul-print of your ancestors. You are the embodiment of those who came before you. They came before you,Continue reading “We are our ancestors!”

Repost #11 Genealogy TipSheet: Don’t forget the Potter’s fields

It is a tough lick when one cannot locate a relative whom we know existed, yet is not “findable.” In genealogy research, we refer to such situations as brick walls. One tool to help chip away at those walls are found in places that we may driven past a hundred times. In my home stateContinue reading “Repost #11 Genealogy TipSheet: Don’t forget the Potter’s fields”