Freebie Friday for Genealogy Hunters

Back by popular requests, we’re offering genealogy and ancestry seekers will find the following freebies to delve into:

Changing the world through the unsung missions of Black midwives

About 80 miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia, lies Greene County. In Greene County, Georgia as it was in Greene County, Missouri, and across the nation, Black women midwives were and still are highly regarded. It was widely proved that midwives saved lives — babies and their mothers. They birthed presidents, preachers, teachers and several familyContinue reading “Changing the world through the unsung missions of Black midwives”

From the Philly Voice: “Contributions of Black, Indigenous soldiers detailed in new collection at Museum of the American Revolution”

(Thank you, maggie@phillyvoice.com for this great article) Nearly 200 historic documents are being digitally archived for public use. Several are on display as part of the Black founders exhibit, including a discharge paper signed by George Washington Excerpts The¬†Patriots of Color archive¬†will be fully digitized and made available online at no cost to the publicContinue reading “From the Philly Voice: “Contributions of Black, Indigenous soldiers detailed in new collection at Museum of the American Revolution””

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”

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”

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