One of the best ways to attract the attention of the genealogy “police” is to utilize materials that are either copyright protected or belong to private collections. Instead, find the copyright owners and utilize government archives and subscription services — including those that require fees — to remain free and clear in your postings. ForContinue reading “How to stay out of “trouble” when posting ancestry, genealogy, historic finds”
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On a warm Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, Hillside’s Presiding Bishop Dr. Jack L. Bomar, led the sacred, community “Ancestral Prayer” ceremony. It included drumming that girded the rhymical and ancestral honoring blessings with the pouring of libations by Hillside member Sharon A. Smith. Today, she said, “I am the High Priestess” while acknowledging the oldestContinue reading “Closing the Month of Sankofa with Ancestral Prayer and Healing”
Third class in series: Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 10 – 11 a.m. Read Rev. Sandy Rodgers‘ tribute in honor of our ancestor! Congrats to all class members who are willingly expressing their appreciation to our ancestors by producing creative works today.
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”
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”
Tombstone tribute What is your special tribute? Write a poem or proclamation or any tribute to present in honor of ancestors. Next, post it!
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”
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!”