The worthy search for ancestors, friends and other loved ones remains important. As newbie or veteran genealogists, the precious lives of ancestors are not always scripted with a pleasant ending. Yet, we are comforted by the achievements of so many pioneers who paved the way for us. Such is the case of the little-known civilContinue reading “#38 Story of Muhammad Ali’s first attorney “lost” in the river … her contribution rolls on”
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#37 Ancestor Appreciation Day … surprises!
My ancestors come in all shapes, sizes, colors and names. I appreciate that as our history is intertwined with one another. There is no escaping our past. That is why we study genealogy and that is to honor our ancestors for “going through” to allow us to live on this earth today and in futureContinue reading “#37 Ancestor Appreciation Day … surprises!”
#35 How to set up your family chart template
There are many free tools to help the budding family ancestry trackers to experienced genealogists set up charts and trees to affirm our heritage. Start somewhere, even if you have one complete name of an ancestor. Our heritage aids in our current-day families’ spiritual, mental and physical health.
Today’s quote encourages heritage research
My past has served as the perfect fertilizer that has grown and expanded my consciousness. Daily Thoughts from the Hill, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 “I AM LIVING A NEW FUTURE“
#34 How to research the “Grand” legacies
In honor of Grandparents Day, consider digging a little deeper to gain those important nuggets from the family tree. Honor your ancestral grandparents by researching your family’s histories. Begin with the most sacred and lasting technique in African American, Afro Caribbean, Native American and other cultures’ and that is storytelling. Here are a few tips:Continue reading “#34 How to research the “Grand” legacies”
#23 Who do you think you are?
Ultimately, who are we? Based on our twisted and tangled family histories, African Americans and Afro Caribbeans are the ones whose ancestors were sold and traded to satisfy enslavers’ mortgages and other sales. We want to get answers to this question about ‘who are we?’ as we remove bricks and tree forests to answer ourContinue reading “#23 Who do you think you are?”
She walked 2,000 miles: Bridget “Biddy” Mason (U.S. National Park Service)
10 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I just watched the new “Coming 2 America 2” and it is a hit. Since the movie was culturally relevant with so many LOL moments, I’ve come to understand that all audiences will NOT get the nuisances. Tyler Perry Studios and Georgia actors and productio n crew members greatly benefited from the shoot. In all,Continue reading “10 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”
Settle this debate: This great man is celebrated for being first U S. Black man to earn a bachelor’s degree, yet …
My Memorial Day memories: Former slaves honoring the dead
“They forgot about the colored soldiers,” Grandma Robinson always said without specifying the “who” in her recollections.