Pullman porters, railroad workers, unions, and more. Researching an ancestor’s occupation can add breadth to a family history project. In this episode, learn tips and tricks and how to find records that document ancestors while on the job.Read More
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In 1871, Congress established the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission) to review and make recommendations and potential reimbursements for the claims of southern loyalists who “furnished stores and supplies for the use of the U.S. Army” during the Civil War. Additionally, Congressional Records can be a goldmine for first …Read More
On August 25, 1619, John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, documented the arrival of Africans from Angola who were set to be enslaved in the Virginia colony. 2019 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of their arrival at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. Join us for a discussion and celebration of their …Read More
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BlackProGen is a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families. We share research strategies, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and whatever comes to mind while working for clients and in our own research endeavors.
Telling my ancestral story
I recently had the opportunity to meet/speak with some amazing young people from Ole Miss about a special issue of their school paper, The Daily Mississippian. The result was a story about my family’s ties to the “father” of their school.