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?
On this day, April 27, 1923 Anna Mae was born to Anna Neal and Frank. She was a lifelong resident of the Eastside of Indianapolis, Indiana. The eldest of three children born to her parents. Her formal education came from Indianapolis Public Schools. Mrs Anna Mae Bell Cox cutting her birthday day cake. She would... Continue Reading →
Today is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). The culmination of several weeks of celebrations. I hope you are ready with your beads and celebratory food. King Cake (don't swallow the baby), Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice! MardiGras #Jambalaya #KingCake #Gumbo #FatTuesday #Louisiana #RapidesParish #StMaryParish #Curtis #Cleveland If you have read my blog for a while,... Continue Reading →
https://www.libraryjournal.com/story/reference/what-you-need-to-know-to-help-african-patrons-start-their-genealogical-research Learn how to start your genealogical research. Take advantage of the holiday season when you gather with family members. Family
Today is Juneteenth and I can't imagine what my ancestors would think of all of their descendants and the many things they have accomplished. This year President Joe Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday. For some people this is performative. For me this is a small step in helping the country to acknowledge the history and emancipation of Black people in this country.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/ R S FREE Dig up ancestral burial information from millions of tombstone images here. Search by an individual or cemetery name. Users are encouraged to upload additional tombstone photos and submit biographical information for memorial pages. You can even create virtual cemeteries to connect loved ones buried in different places. I was able... Continue Reading →