Today is Juneteenth and I can't imagine what my ancestors would think of all of their descendants and the many things they have accomplished. This year President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday. For some people this is performative. For me this is a small step in helping the country to acknowledge the history and emancipation of Black people in this country.
https://askleo.com/best-long-term-storage-media/ Useful article. Backing up is not a "one and done". We must continue to backup , update and label. Using the the cloud is also helpful. For example Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, IDrive, etc. Share important files with multiple family members. Don't lose all your work. "This is the management I referred to... Continue Reading →
The year that shall not be named, was really one for the books! LOL! In all seriousness the past year was one I will not soon forget. There were some highs and lows. I learned a lot of things that I will use moving forward. I did take time to do some micro-journaling and make... Continue Reading →
On this Christmas Eve of 2020. I have so much to be THANKFUL for. Health, Family and Faith! I pray that everyone who reads this finds Peace & Health in the coming year. Take this time to talk to your family members. Write down and record stories. Take pictures (identify individuals and the location) print... Continue Reading →
Earlier this fall I moderated a program and I introduced myself by speaking 5 generations of my direct maternal line. Sylvia Marie Anna Mae Anna Neal Gillie Manda O. It's important to speak their names. Because of them, we are. ❤ To all the ancestors! Enjoy the Journey! From Anna Mae's Oldest Grandbaby ~
Family reunions may uncover genealogical gem By EBONY CHAPPEL @EbonythewriterJun 4, 2015Indianapolis Recorder Check out this interview I did a few years ago with some other genealogists. Timeless info! Click on the link below it will take you to the Indianapolis Recorder Page. http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/news/article_3ec8b87c-0ad2-11e5-9597-53bf8da912bb.html Anna Mae's Oldest Grandbaby Nichelle~
Anyone who has done even a tiny bit of research in the distant past, knows how difficult it can be to learn about female ancestors. There is a frequent tendency for women to be identified as Mrs. James Curtis in public documents. This makes it very hard to find women’s first names and often impossible to find birth surnames (maiden).
I have been blessed, in that I know most of the first names and birth surnames of my female ancestors. If you are only researching male ancestors you are missing 1/2 of the puzzle.
Today I’m going to shine a light on Mary Martin Hayes Williams, one of my direct female ancestors. She was born February 1884 in Kentucky and died November 1964 at the age of 80. She married Hubert Hayes and the couple had 5 children. Four girls and 1 boy. According to one of her grandson’s she…
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