Workshop for people interested in African American Genealogy.
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
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 →
As Hoosier History Live salutes Black History Month, Nelson's studio guest will be one of Indiana's top experts on African American roots-tracing. Indianapolis-based genealogist and librarian Nichelle M. Hayes.
I was recently inspired during a trip to one of the states of my ancestors, The Great State of Louisiana. Louisiana is also know as "The Sportsman's Paradise". Growing up my grandfather, Thomas Cleveland (II), was an avid hunter and fisherman. He kept hunting dogs and routinely went away to hunt with his friends. He... Continue Reading →
As I talk with genealogists or teach classes people will frequently ask me, "Where did you find that (information)?" or "Where did that come from?". As a historian, genealogist and librarian I consistently document my sources. It's important to give credit to the person who found the info or transcribed the document. It's also great... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
I co-chaired an amazing conference yesterday. The Indiana Genealogical Society 2017 Conference with Keynote Speaker Tony Burroughs. This is an annual event that is held at various locations around the state.
A few weeks ago I attended a wonderful Genealogy Seminar in Atlanta. There was a lot of great information. The one tidbit I'm going to discuss today is a great resource on Black Newspapers . This site is maintained by Matthew F. Delmont. Black Newspapers are a wonderful glimpse into the culture and community of a particular... Continue Reading →
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. Anna Mae's Oldest Grandbaby Nichelle... Continue Reading →