Get your pom pons ready! I was recently selected as one of the top 80 sites for African American genealogy!
If we’re going to open the door to dialogue about issues of race in genealogy, it’s gotta kicked wide open instead of just cracked.
Join genealogists and family historians as they discuss their insights following episodes one to five of the groundbreaking Dr. Henry Louis Gates PBS show, Finding Your Roots.
This is the first of several posts discussing the second season of the Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ series, Finding Your Roots, airing September 23-November 25, 2014 on PBS. These posts are part of the African American Genealogy and History Blogging Circle.
this is the final of six posts dedicated to providing a genealogical context for the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. click here to read all the posts i’ve written about the series. (Photo: Barbara Atlas Sewell, my mama. Credit: Jean Denton Thompson)
freedom itself wasn’t enough to establish them. life in a new place called and they left in droves. trace their footsteps for clues galore.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episode Three – Transcending the Black Hole (1881-1899)
all of us have ancestors who lived during The Black Hole (1881-1899). learn ways to document their lives when you can’t take advantage of a federal census.
me, George Geder, and Melvin Collier are being featured on the November 14 episode of Research at the National Archives and Beyond!
this is the second of six posts dedicated to providing a genealogical context for the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. click here to read all the posts i’ve written about the series.
is it possible for an African American to trace their ancestry back to Africa? what about discovering a the name of their ancestor’s slaveholder or the ship that they were on when they came to the United States?