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”

“And They Thought We Couldn’t Fight:”* Remembering the Nine Soldiers in a World War I Photograph

November 7, 2017 By Ncurrie, Posted In Finding Aids, Military, Tribute/News, World War I Era Today’s Blog is written by Barbara Lewis Burger, a retired National Archives Still Picture Senior Archivist The above photograph of nine World War I soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment is one of several iconic photographs in the National Archives and Records Administration that document African American soldiersContinue reading ““And They Thought We Couldn’t Fight:”* Remembering the Nine Soldiers in a World War I Photograph”

#32 My recommended great reads: African American history

My bookshelf is stocked with a great variety of good reads. They are loosely categorized by subject areas that include “Health and Healing,” “African American History, ” “International and Domestic Finance/Business,” “Black Authors,” “Book Publishing,” and “Media and Journalism” and “Other.” I also have personal journals that date back a few decades. Over the years,Continue reading “#32 My recommended great reads: African American history”

#31 We are looking for you!

The African American families in the post-slavery, Reconstruction years See informationwanted.org The “Lost Friends Ad’ in a New Orleans newspaper in 1883 by a lady described with two names — Eliza Jane Elam and Eliza Owens — showed the dedication of former slaves who sought their loved ones some 20 years after the end ofContinue reading “#31 We are looking for you!”

I Learn from My Experiences

As genealogists on all levels — beginners who are researching family histories to the veterans/professionals — we have to learn from our ancestors’ experiences. In your reading of this wonderful meditation from the Hillside International Truth Center , replace the words “past experiences” and “past” and “experiences” with the word s “ancestral history … healing.”Continue reading “I Learn from My Experiences”

What If Our History Was Written In Our Grammar?

News release, 19 August 2021 http://www.uzh.ch/en.html Humans have been always on the move, creating a complex history of languages and cultural traditions dispersed over the globe. An international team under UZH’s lead has now traced families of related languages over more than 10,000 years by combining data from genetics, linguistics and musicology using novel digitalContinue reading “What If Our History Was Written In Our Grammar?”