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 →
Merry Christmas to All !
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 →
I Speak Their Name
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 ~
Sending Love & Light to All
I hope everyone enjoys the day.
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~
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!
Female Ancestors 1/2 of the puzzle
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
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 →
Family History for the Holidays!
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