Hold tight before passing out the cigars and pouring the champagne for obliterated brick walls when it comes to the Freedmens Bureau Records.
She came, she saw, she conquered. And lived to almost 100 to tell about it all.
The story of a fugitive slave turned Civil War veteran whose bravery helped me break through a more than 100 year old genealogical brick wall.
Inside the innovative and stimulating Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI).
Sometimes what we’re looking for is in plain sight, but we need a small lead to recognize it. In this third installment, traditional and nouveau forms of genealogy research converge to form a family narrative. Featured Image Source: Library of Congress
In this second post in a series, learn about how DNA broke down a major genealogical brick for two families.
He lived, he procreated, he died, and there were very little signs of him except for those in my DNA. After 17 years, his story is now coming to life.
As much as we want to let technology take over, we still can’t let go of the old stuff. Join BlackProGen as we discuss our hits, misses, and more in the world of microfilm.
Learn to trace your Louisiana and Mississippi roots in our latest BlackProGen hangout!
On this Google+ Hangout, we discussed our key takeaways from Finding Your Roots, ethics in DNA research, the family archive and more!
On this Google+ Hangout, we discussed our key takeaways, issues with how slave era research was presented, and more.
Please, let’s stop prostituting the slave schedules for our own agendas.