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”

Join us — February 2022 Sankofa webinar!

February is the perfect month to journey with our ancestors. For the second year, Good Genes Genealogy Services LLC, will offer a series of Saturday morning, live and virtual workshops that follow the principles of the Ghana, Africa Sankofa bird. You may register on this site. It is super easy and all of the proceedsContinue reading “Join us — February 2022 Sankofa webinar!”

Watch 90+-year old Xi Xi Zeta Charter Member Share History on YouTube

Originally posted on Wead Write Away and Genealogy by Ann:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdH_xeq_lA March 16, 2021 marked our grad chapter’s 32nd anniversary. This retro video was recorded in 2019, Lithonia, Georgia. My Legacy Soror Mom are among XiXiZeta’s founding. Listen, learn and love! Here’s our history as scribed by Mom, Angie Wead and my Sister-Mom, Mary Martin-Blackmon.…

Freebie Friday: Historical mapping

I was moved by a newspaper columnist’s description of the great flood in the 1940s that invaded my hometown, Omaha, Nebraska and neighboring city, Council Bluffs, Iowa. What led me to this article was an active conversation I was having with my parents about a time when the entire community pulled together to help oneContinue reading “Freebie Friday: Historical mapping”

Barking up the tree: How to create a “real” family tree

One of my facebook genealogy page colleagues gifted her children with their individual family trees. Now that the winter holidays are over, this idea is perfect for 2022 family reunions. My colleague said the most often asked question is where to purchase the tree stand? She offered this bestchoiceporducts site. Here is the back ofContinue reading “Barking up the tree: How to create a “real” family tree”

Update on AncestryLibrary

Ancestry.com just posted a new message on my DeKalb County Public Library account. In short it states that its free genealogy research resources are for use only in the library and not at home. Here’s the new message: Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to aContinue reading “Update on AncestryLibrary”

HoHo Helpful hints for family tree

It’s Freebie Friday! For many of us, it is a challenge to learn of our grandparents and their parents. Think about the challenge of locating 10 generations of grandparents, or stated another way, your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandparents! While the Good Genes Genealogy cousins are only halfway there with ourContinue reading “HoHo Helpful hints for family tree”