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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AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition October 14, 2020 — October 17, 2020 Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666 Virginia, Where African American Roots Run Deep: Correcting the National Narrative The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by bringing together... Continue Reading →
Read my latest column for the Indianapolis Recorder. Feel free to share and leave comments. http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/opinion/article_9ca6f518-2656-11ea-a066-fb34c644d5dc.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next Happy Kwanzaa! Habari Gani! Anna Mae's Oldest Grandbaby ~ Nichelle
Click on the link below to read my latest column in The Indianapolis Recorder. Happy Family History Month! http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/opinion/article_432e63de-f66f-11e9-ba17-6bfb715db58e.html Indianapolis Recorder, Saturday, March 28, 1970, page 3
Reparations is an important topic and worth serious discussion.
Note to my white self…
Imagine for a moment that someone owed you a great debt.
How would you feel…
… if that person laughed whenever you mentioned that debt?
…if they refused to acknowledge the debt existed, even when shown documentation confirming the debt?
…if they claimed that – if there ever was a debt – that it had already been paid?
…if they argued that – even if there was still an outstanding debt – it was unrealistic to think they would or could pay the debt?
…if they implied you should just forgive the debt and move on?
How would you feel?
Would you be angry toward that person?
Would you resent their wealth, knowing they owed you such a debt?
Would you doubt their oft repeated commitments to justice and equity?
Would you question their habit of extravagant spending on other priorities while pretending to…
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Alma Cleveland at 9 years old. A few weeks ago, I was researching information in the Indianapolis Recorder on the origins of my church. The Indianapolis Recorder is the oldest running black newspaper in the state of Indiana and one of the oldest in the United States. The Indianapolis Recorder is digitized and completely available... Continue Reading →