Key to breaking “brick walls”: Ancestry and genealogy information collectors

Get forms for family research Go to the Good Genes Genealogy Services website and utilize the forms that we made available especially for participants in our two-part Sankofa Genealogy workshop in partnership with Hillside International Truth Center. Since the first workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, several participants have telephoned, texted, emailed and visited theirContinue reading “Key to breaking “brick walls”: Ancestry and genealogy information collectors”

Legacy partners present free, Third Annual Sankofa Genealogy workshops

Get your e-workbook Join us at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, for a valuable workshop via Zoom designed to prompt participants to find their “lost” loved ones and gain joy, satisfaction, identity and spiritual uplift on the journey. The workshop focuses on Black Genealogy and Ancestry family research and more. Sankofa Genealogy workshop attendeesContinue reading “Legacy partners present free, Third Annual Sankofa Genealogy workshops”

Looking for our ancestry love in all the right places

‘Back in the day,’ our ancestors’ version of social media was human contact. Stories were shared by village griots about our roots. Physical signs such as smoke were used to communicate. Entries were manually entered into family Bibles. Long visits with food-in-hands were made to families whose loved ones transitioned. Telephone calls were made onContinue reading “Looking for our ancestry love in all the right places”

What you see and what you get in finding and understanding your Black, African and Caribbean roots in the U.K.

In the worldwide Census data collection and distribution, there are straightforward and confusing results within the same reports. In the U.K. (England and Wales), the percentage of whites, for example, increased in the latest Census due to: The ethnic groups used in the 2021 Census were slightly different from the 2011 Census ethnic groups. There wereContinue reading “What you see and what you get in finding and understanding your Black, African and Caribbean roots in the U.K.”

It’s here! Your next e-workbook is ready in time for our exciting Sankofa Month Genealogy workshop

The Good Genes Genealogy Services Team is pleased to offer our third annual Black Genealogy workshops, 10 – 11 a.m., Saturdays, Feb. 11 and 18, 2023, in partnership with Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, GA. We remain in a virtual setting via Zoom. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86148300328?pwd=R2djSXUrNXI1SFF1TTM1NlJ3S2lZdz09 Meeting ID: 861 4830 0328Passcode: 02112023Dial: 929 205 6099 US Hillside’sContinue reading “It’s here! Your next e-workbook is ready in time for our exciting Sankofa Month Genealogy workshop”

Black History Month Genealogy Tour

Don’t you love Black History Month? Although February is the shortest month in days of our calendar year, it is nonetheless a time to pause, respect and relish the fantastic achievements of African American, Black and Caribbean ancestors whose works and lives were largely ignored or never revealed. That’s where your great genealogy research comesContinue reading “Black History Month Genealogy Tour”

A prayer for our ancestors

Whenever a prayer is publicly offered in honor of our ancestors, we are honored to publish it: MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2023I GIVE THANKS FOR MY ANCESTORS From Hillside Truth International Center, Atlanta, GA        Individually and collectively, we are part of a never-ending story. The story has no beginning and no end. OurContinue reading “A prayer for our ancestors”

After 90 years: Amazing genealogy research techniques locates famous ancestor

Charles I. Brown gets proper burial A founder of the 109-year-old international Black male fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., was long “missing.” He is now found. For serious genealogy researchers, it is a joyful and encouraging example of how customized techniques resulted in a fraternity victory and for Black genealogy research. The absence ofContinue reading “After 90 years: Amazing genealogy research techniques locates famous ancestor”

Helping children plant and build their photo and other modern family trees

Ann of the Good Genes Genealogy Services team began her interest in family genealogy at the age of 10. After asking her mother and paternal grandfather separate questions about their childhoods, siblings, families and more, Ann did not receive the replies she expected. In both cases, I could hear crickets (old schoolers will get theContinue reading “Helping children plant and build their photo and other modern family trees”