Monthly Archives: January 2018

Clotilda

 

“Relying on historical records and accounts from old timers, AL.com may have located the long-lost wreck of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to bring human cargo to the United States. What’s left of the ship lies partially buried in mud alongside an island in the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta, a few miles north of the city of Mobile. The hull is tipped to the port side, which appears almost completely buried in mud. The entire length of the starboard side, however, is almost fully exposed. The wreck, which is normally underwater, was exposed during extreme low tides brought on by the same weather system that brought the “Bomb Cyclone” to the Eastern Seaboard. Low tide around Mobile was about two and a half feet below normal thanks to north winds that blew for days.” For more on this discovery visit (al.com)

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 49: It’s a Family Reunion: From Planning to Renewed Bonds

It’s a family reunion! Checkout the BlackProGen Live panelist as they discuss tips and tricks on how to plan a successful reunion.

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/22

 

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Oral History: A collection of family stories told by a member of the family or by a close family friend. You can transcribe an oral history onto paper, or video or tape-record it. Oral histories often yield stories and information you won’t find written in records. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/16

 

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Legatee: A person who inherits money or property through a will. (Definition from genealogy-quest.com)

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Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor

Nicka Smith hosted a great webinar on  Legacy Family Tree Webinars, if you are not familiar with Nicka, be sure to checkout her site  WhoIsNickaSmith to find out more about her. In her Legacy family tree webinar, Nicka gives the audience research tools to we can use to potentially find slaveholding ancestors.  Click here to view webinar

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/11

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Bounty Land:Land granted by the Colonial and federal governments as a reward for military service. Bounty-land warrants—documents granting the right to the land—were assigned to soldiers, their heirs and other individuals.

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BlackProGen LIVE! Episode 48:”How I Did It” Part 1

Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE! Episode 48? Don’t worry you can watch the full episode below. “Take a deep dive with select panelists as they share how they got to their most crucial research finds LIVE!”

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/9

 

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Cemetery Records: Records of the names and death dates of those buried in a cemetery or graveyard. Cemetery caretakers usually keep records of such, as well as maps of the gravesites. They may also keep more detailed records, including the names of the deceased’s relatives. In addition to these paper records, you will find tombstones. Tombstones can provide information such as birth and death dates and the names of other family members. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/8

 

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Primary Source: Records created at the time of an event. For example, a primary source for a birth date would be a birth certificate. While you can find birth dates on other documents, such as marriage certificates, they would not be primary sources for the birth date, because they were not created at the time of the birth. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/5

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Repository: The place where a source can be found. (i.e.: Library, FHC etc.) (Definition from genealogy-quest.com)

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