The 2014 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair begins TODAY! http://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/
Take time to check out this wonderful resource. Do you wish you could attend a great genealogy fair, but you lack the time and money. Well here’s your chance. This fair is as close as your nearest wifi connection.
Visit the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask our genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. The entire event is free and open to all, so there is no registration.
There will also be content of specific interest to individuals searching for African-American ancestors. For more info on one of these presentations go to http://blogs.archives.gov/blackhistoryblog/2014/10/28/2014-genealogy-fair/
I’m excited! I can’t wait to see what great information I’ll be able to glean.
Happy Hunting Everyone!
Anna Mae’s Oldest Grand-baby
It’s important not to have knee-jerk reactions to images on the internet. Google recently posted a Google Doodle Tribute to Harriet Tubman. As a student of history I immediately recognized the picture and was excited about clicking on the link and learning more information. On Twitter a well known entertainer blasted the Doodle as racist and inaccurate. I could not understand for the life of me what was wrong with the picture. The entertainer did suggest that they might have been overly sensitive. I would answer yes. The problem we have here is that many people haven’t studied history and aren’t making informed statements. Clicking like and send is frequently done without forethought to the veracity of the post or tweet. The photo montage is courtesy of Black Press Radio. The top picture is the Google Doodle the bottom picture is an actual picture of Harriet Tubman.
Roland (at the end on the far left)
Roland Hayes was born in Smith Grove, KY on April 1, 1915. He was a gospel singer in Kentucky and later in Indianapolis, IN. He was the father of Ronzo and Albert. He also worked as a night watchman at Cornell-Dubilier company from 1951 – 1954. His employers noted he was a, “Good worker and a trusted employee”. According to the Indianapolis Recorder, March 27, 1954 he lived in Indianapolis from 1951 – 1954. Roland was a member of Greater Zion Baptist Church and the Greater Indianapolis Temple of the Elks 899.
Anna Mae’s Oldest Grandbaby
This month I will be posting stories about some of the important people in my family. Black History Month is always a great time to reflect on significant people in our history. No people are more important than the ones closest to us. If you have a person you would like to share, email it to me and I will also post your story.