I just read a wonderfully powerful story. One that would not have been possible with out photographs. The heroine of the story is Annie Correal, a reporter for the New York Times. I am so happy that she took the time to rescue this precious photo album and return it to the family members it was connected to. It was quite a lengthy search.
I hope that the photographs I take today, will continue to tell the story of my family. It’s also a cautionary tale about labeling pictures with dates, full names and locations.
Read it for yourself and tell me what you think.
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New Database to help break the 1870 Barrier
The recent crowd sourcing of the Freedmen’s Bureau and other databases that have connected research that was previously hard to find will be a boon to people researching their African Roots. Great news for 2018!! Check it out and share your results. I can’t wait to dive in. Follow the link above for details!
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FREE Online Webinar Sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:00 pm to 9:15 pm EST
Forget Me Not: Preserving Legacies with EPOCH by Donna Bachowski, MLS
Created by the Orange County Library System with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage) is a website that allows anyone to create and publish a free obituary online. With the decline in newspaper obituaries, EPOCH was developed as a digital repository of user-contributed obituary information that will be held for future generations of researchers and genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones and share a meaningful memory with the residents of the community. This presentation will describe the history of EPOCH, demonstrate how to create a tribute, and share ideas on how it can be used with both historical and contemporary obituaries.
This will be a quick post. I didn’t want to let a day go by without sharing.
I co-chaired an amazing conference yesterday. The Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) 2017 with Keynote Speaker Tony Burroughs. This is an annual event that is held at various locations around the state.
Great attendance, amazing conversations with genealogists and invaluable insights from Nationally known speaker and author of “Black Roots” Tony Burroughs. (Look for him on tonight’s episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” TLC 10pm E/9pm CST Smokey Robinson.
Action – (So much info. I’ll be processing my notes for the next month.)
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There are wonderful resources at the Allen County Genealogy Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This link is a great finding aid for books in the collection specific to African Americans. African American Resources at Allen County Genealogy Center . If you are close stop by and spend a few hours.
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