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 →
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 →
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~
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
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.
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 →
This is one of the best free online resources available. Search millions of digitized and indexed records from around the world. Some results point to offsite sources for digitized records. Don’t ignore the Learn tab; it’s packed with keyword-searchable articles and online courses.
Vital Rec http://www.vitalrec.com/ R H Free The most comprehensive resource for locating vital records. This site will show you to how to obtain vital records (such as birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, naturalization, adoption and land records) from each state, territory and county of the United States. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking... Continue Reading →
I just saw a great picture on one of the social media platforms that I frequent. The picture is shown above. My answer to this question would be, my Dad and my Granny. My Dad because there's so much I didn't even know to ask him about his life growing up and what his... Continue Reading →