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”

Free worksheet to uncover the hard-to-find, brick wall family information

One of the best, free worksheets to conquer brick walls in Black genealogy searches is found in the easy-to-access and free databases of the National Archives. This worksheet is different from the family tree form that was recommended on this site via our post on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Both forms — the family treeContinue reading “Free worksheet to uncover the hard-to-find, brick wall family information”

Encouragement for family ancestry slueths: Finding a Christmas present in the past

This December 1963 photo unlocked a few mysteries about our maternal grandmother Often the Good Genes Genealogy Services team will encourage our fellow ancestry history seekers to review your family documents, spaces such as attics and garages, and other artifacts for clues to our family history. We used our advice. Searching through our grandmother’s boxes,Continue reading “Encouragement for family ancestry slueths: Finding a Christmas present in the past”

FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Join this listing, especially if you know the names of your families’ enslavers. Even if you are like us and have not confirmed those names, join the ones who have located this part of their legacies. https://beyondkin.org/enslaved-populations-research-directory/?s=09

The family history in Sankofa Genealogy

PRESENTED BY VALERIE TOLIVER IN THE FORM OF A COLLAGE During the month of February 2022, Good Genes Genealogy Services presented three Saturday virtual classes involving family ancestry and genealogy. Theme: “Walk With Our Ancestors Participants: Adults. Assignment: Express families’ histories in varied formats. Others showcased their various projects. All shared with classmates to sparkContinue reading “The family history in Sankofa Genealogy”

Honorable lives today for tomorrow

The link contains wonderful words of advice. It reminds us that we are future ancestors. pic.twitter.com/omWVqdkWQT — Beyond Brick Walls (@BeyondBrickWal1) January 1, 2022

What better gift than the gift of family genealogy?

I was busy preparing my holiday cards when my thoughts turned to gift-giving. What is the greatest genealogy gift that I could give to my family? The answer: Ancestral research findings. Guess what? I, too, received the greatest gift. I poured through our family ancestry records and discovered great finds via newspapers.com. I attached theContinue reading “What better gift than the gift of family genealogy?”

Holiday Best Buys for African American Genealogy + Bonus

Happy Holidays! The Good Genes Genealogy Services team has been providing free and low-cost services to engaging clients throughout 2021. To keep our services at this level, we invite you to support us by investing a few dollars into the books we published during this second health pandemic year. The bonus book is written byContinue reading “Holiday Best Buys for African American Genealogy + Bonus”

It’s here: November 2021 Good Genes Genealogy’s Family Ties that Bind

Thank you, one and all, for encouraging us to continue publishing our monthly e-books. The latest one is just published on our Lulu Publishing website … soon it will be available on worldwide distribution. Get your copy now!