Below is a link to an article by Imani Perry. It speaks to the challenges of researching ancestry when you are descended from enslaved people. I hope after reading the essay it encourages you to begin or continue your research. The cabin of Ann Rhodes. Formerly Enslaved Woman. My 3Great Grandmother. https://time.com/6139077/imani-perry-south-to-america-excerpt/ Anna Mae's Oldest... 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
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 →
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~
I just read a wonderfully powerful story. One that would not have been possible with out photographs. The heroine of the story is Annie Correal, a reporter for the New York Times. I am so happy that she took the time to rescue this precious photo album and return it to the family members it... 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 →
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.
Nine (9) top FREE genealogical websites. Sites suited for the beginning researcher. This is a short yet, comprehensive list that will allow you to explore (or for some revisit) a large range of resources that will help you on your journey.
Over the next 9 days I will highlight a different website. Take time to visit the website and see what it has to offer. Every researcher should create their own toolkit of resources. This toolkit should expand and change overtime as your needs and research changes.
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... Continue Reading →