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Tune In! #BlackProGen Fall 2015 Hangout Series!

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you! Here’s more info on the next series of Google+ Hangouts for #BlackProGen!

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Home of Jefferson Davis, three generations

When the “Nearest White Person” is Jefferson Davis

The Nervis family of East Carroll, Louisiana and Warren, Mississippi is an affiliated line of the Atlas family. Read about their connection to the former President of the Confederate States of America and the Exoduster movement. Photo: Home of Jefferson Davis, three generations. Source: Library of Congress.

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Silence is Compliance

The genealogy community has been mum when it comes to a recent breach of policy in use of 23andMe’s API. Is it purposeful?

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Discovering Igbo Roots Through Genealogy and DNA

How genealogy and DNA helped take my maternal line back to Africa.

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#BlackProGen at MAAGI in St. Louis

For the third year in a row, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute continues break new ground in African American family history research.

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That Flag and a Pair of Historical Roller Skates

Don’t let your fellow society members or the younger generations of your family suffer from a severe case of “innocent ignorance.” Featured image: Flags. Confederate Reunion: Battle Flags of War Between the States, 1917. Source: Library of Congress

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PBS Announces Findings After Finding Your Roots Probe

A couple months after the big hubbub, PBS announces next steps for the genealogy TV series.

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Catch My Interview on Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

Did you miss my recent interview with Ms. Bernice Bennett? Check it out here!

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Volunteer for DiscoverFreedmen.Org

FamilySearch has launched an amazing new project with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro­-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the California African American Museum.

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Say WHAT?!? #BlackProGen at the Genealogy Jamboree!

From widows, to slavecestors, to DNA, #BlackProGen represented well at the 2015 Genealogy Jamboree. Pictured above: Bernice Bennett, yours truly, Michael N. Henderson, and Anita Paul.

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Announcing The Ultimate Family History Interview Primer!

It’s here!  Get your copy of my newest publication!

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Win a Hardcopy of The Ultimate Family History Interview Primer!

I’ve got something new on the horizon, and I want you to have it!

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