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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It’s the place to be to learn, share, and grow in African ancestored family history and genealogy. Join us for a live show from the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), the teaching institute.Read More
135,000 people of color were sold there as enslaved people. In contrast, 20 percent of the population of the city were free people of color prior to the Civil War. Learn the ins and outs of researching genealogy and family history in New Orleans during episode 87. Special guest: Karran …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.