For genealogists’ family gatherings are a great time to take pictures, record video and ask questions of our family members about what the holidays were like for them growing up. We can never interview our relatives enough. Ask open ended questions, listen, video and take notes. Ask them to recall what the holidays, felt, looked, smelled and sounded like. What do they miss from that time? What traditions have they kept?
Below is a link to an article by Imani Perry. It speaks to the challenges of researching ancestry when you are descended from enslaved people. I hope after reading the essay it encourages you to begin or continue your research. The cabin of Ann Rhodes. Formerly Enslaved Woman. My 3Great Grandmother. https://time.com/6139077/imani-perry-south-to-america-excerpt/ Anna Mae's Oldest... Continue Reading →
Black History Starts with Your FAMILY
Every Day is Black History - How much do you know about your family? Maternal (mother) & Paternal (Father). Do you know which side is which? Do you know the name of all 4 of your grandparents? Big Mama & PaPaw are nice. Learn their government names. Ask them about their history if they are... Continue Reading →
African American Genealogy Workshop
Workshop for people interested in African American Genealogy.
Happy Heavenly Birthday Granny!
Celebrating the birth of my Beloved Grandmother, Anna Mae. A Life Well Lived!
AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition
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 →