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BlackProGen-Hangouts-React

WATCH: #BlackProGen Finding Your Roots Season 3 Recap

On this Google+ Hangout, we discussed our key takeaways, issues with how slave era research was presented, and more.

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There’s No Wizardry or Voodoo in Tracing Slaveholders

Assuming a line on the slave schedules is an ancestor without supporting documentation or that the nearest white person is a former slaveholder bastardizes all the family historians and genealogists who have spent decades conducting African American genealogy. (Featured Image: 1860 US Slave Schedules, Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation)(2)

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The Other 99.4% of Hercules

Finding or replacing sugar wasn’t going to keep George Washington’s slave happy.

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Children playing cards in front yard in slum area near Union Station. Section inhabited by both whites and Negroes. Washington, D.C., Carl Mydans, September 1935

The Great Equalizer

How the results of genealogical DNA tests can alter conversations about race in the United States.

(Featured Image: Children playing cards in front yard in slum area near Union Station. Section inhabited by both whites and Negroes. Washington, D.C., Carl Mydans, September 1935)(1)

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His name is Thomas Jefferson Chisum

When you can’t deny what oral history, records, and DNA are saying anymore. Kicking the lid off of a 141 year old secret. (Left image source: Google)

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Two Truths and Three Lies

Family historians and genealogists spend a lot of time picking on the way record keepers have documented their ancestors. But, have we made sure what we’re putting into the genealogical atmosphere is up to snuff?

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BlackProGen-Hangouts-React

Hear Ye, Hear ye! It’s the 2016 #BlackProGen Hangouts Schedule!

It’s the new year and it’s time to talk genealogy! Check out our 2016 schedule for #BlackProGen Google+ Hangouts.

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My Slavecestors Names: Chisum, Estes, Gillentine, Walling

When endogamy headed to the slave quarters… (Featured image: Mulatto ex-slave in her house near Greensboro, Alabama by Jack Delano, May 1941. Library of Congress)

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Brick Wall Busters: Free People of Color, Georgia, and More!

DID YOU MISS OUR LATEST GOOGLE+ HANGOUT? CHECK OUT THE RECORDING NOW!

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Watch #BlackProGen’s Brick Wall Busters Hangout!

DID YOU MISS OUR LATEST GOOGLE+ HANGOUT? CHECK OUT THE RECORDING NOW!

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Dear family historian…

Here’s the truth about the passion you’re nurturing.

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Watch #BlackProGen’s Tales from the Genome Hangout!

DID YOU MISS OUR LATEST GOOGLE+ HANGOUT? CHECK OUT THE RECORDING NOW!

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