The family history in Sankofa Genealogy

PRESENTED BY VALERIE TOLIVER IN THE FORM OF A COLLAGE During the month of February 2022, Good Genes Genealogy Services presented three Saturday virtual classes involving family ancestry and genealogy. Theme: “Walk With Our Ancestors Participants: Adults. Assignment: Express families’ histories in varied formats. Others showcased their various projects. All shared with classmates to sparkContinue reading “The family history in Sankofa Genealogy”

Freebie Friday!

I am taking a different narrative to receiving tips on where to find freebies to aid in genealogy research: Let’s freely give back a gratitude of thanks to a man who quietly helped a cherished civil rights favorite. Rosa Parks would have been a 109 years old this month. Mike Ilitch transitioned two years ago.

Our Creative, Progressive Ancestor: Mama Helen

To summarize my maternal grandmother’s life: She did the most. In the winter months during 1963, my Maternal Grandmother, Helen Mary Wilkes (and also spelled Wilks), was donning a thinly clad garment and acting in the Greek tragedy, “Antigone.” That in of itself is nothing spectacular. That is, except that “Mama Helen” (as were toldContinue reading “Our Creative, Progressive Ancestor: Mama Helen”

Get Genealogy Organized

There are many electronic helpers to keep us organized and efficient in our generational family tree building. I utilize about 6 different electronic research sites to initiate and maintain records about loved ones who have transitioned a those of us still on earth. I also love the preservation of records and my handwriting in booksContinue reading “Get Genealogy Organized”

Teasing Thursday for Freebies Friday

This post about freebies usually appears on Fridays. In honor of a great week by all who have contacted Good Genes Genealogy Services, here’s your day-before treat: Good Genes Genealogy Services Reference Guide During January and February 2022, the Good Genes Genealogy Services team provided five (5) workshops. The free workshops for the DeKalb CountyContinue reading “Teasing Thursday for Freebies Friday”

Black History is American History

Listing of great events around the USA Researching genealogy and family histories are exciting activities. Equally thrilling are the research results coming to life in the form of podcasts, blogs, puzzles, articles, affirmations, proclamations, presentations, stage plays, films, clothing and other expressions of our ancestors’ rich legacies. Here’s a partial listing of the Black HistoryContinue reading “Black History is American History”

Start where you are: Share your family’s history

About 12 years ago, I received important advice from an Arkansas special collections librarian. She asked me to share my paternal family’s history as I discovered it — bit by bit. I recall telling her that I did not have much to report on my grandfather, Samuel Luster Weed (now Wead), and his family whoContinue reading “Start where you are: Share your family’s history”