Monthly Archives: October 2019

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 97: In the Act: Genealogy and History in Popular Culture

Watch Live TONIGHT!

“Genealogy and history are en vogue in popular culture, largely due to the number of television programs that are themed around the topics. In episode 97, we’ll discuss the implications of the two converging into entertainment and the effects they have on the industry as a whole.”

 

Categories: Projects, TV Program | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

How Do I Obtain My Ancestor’s Vital Records That Aren’t Online?

IMG_3681.jpeg

Vital Record: Also known as birth, death, marriage or divorce records.

 

I had a conversation with my friend the other day on how to go about obtaining a death certificate she wasn’t able to find via Ancestry.com Even though Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org have a multitude of records on their database there are still loads of records that have not be digitized and or put on their sites. For example states like Alabama don’t have their death certificates online, you are able to find and view the indexes but not the actual death certificate itself. So how do you find birth, death, marriage or divorce records that aren’t online? Check out a few options below I’ve used to get vital records.

  1. CDC: (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) You will be able to see when each vital record started being recording in each state, how much it cost to obtain a copy, where to send your request. As well as a contact number and link their department of health website. (I’ve written many of letters and request to the Alabama Department of Health for death certificates)
  2. Vital Check: Don’t feel like writing to the health department to get your ancestor’s divorce record? Well Vital Check is a faster option to order without the writing,  they even have an expedited shipping options to get your vital record.( I’ve used it and I found it to be a little pricer than just writing directly to the health department)
  3. Go in person: Do you live in the same city, county, or state the ancestor(s) you are researching and trying to obtain the vital record for? Use the CDC link or google how to obtain vital records in person in your area. Depending how busy they are you might be able to get the vital record right there on the spot of course for a fee. (I  had to wait about and hour for my ancestor’s death certificate)

Categories: genealogy, How To, Projects | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diamond Episode of BlackProGen LIVE!

There is still time to share your feedback and enter for a chance to win some cool prizes. Click Here 

74463899_10157878783542386_1345047967421169664_n

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Before Ellis Island There Was Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton was initially intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, over the years the fort transformed into an entertainment center, an aquarium and New York State’s first immigrant processing station from 1855 through 1890. To find more out about Castle Clinton visit http://thebattery.org

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

23andme Family Tree BETA

Have you taken a 23andme DNA test? Have you tested out Family Tree? 23andme Family Tree is fairly new function that has been added to the site.

I was playing around with my tree last night and I was able to connect the dots with a couple of my DNA cousins, but I am going to need a little more help from some of my DNA cousins to figure out our connection. I sent a few messages last night so hopefully they get back to me and are able to fill in some holes.

If you have tested it out the Family Tree let me know your thoughts.

Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 1.30.47 PM

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 96: Ask Mariah: The Handwriting Edition

Watch live tonight!

“Can’t read the writing on a crucial document? Think you’re seeing one thing on something you’ve collected but you’re not sure? Send your handwriting conundrums to BPG and we’ll help you with them LIVE!”

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Genealogy No Longer a Fad…

Tue, Aug 10, 1915 – Page 7 · The Washington Times (Washington, District of Columbia) · Newspapers.com

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

These Divers Search For Slave Shipwrecks and Discover Their Ancestors

“Meet a group of vibrant scuba divers determined to find, document and positively identify slave shipwrecks.”

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yankees Take World Series

On this day 96 years ago the New York Yankees won their 1st World Series against the New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in the Polo Grounds.

  Mon, Oct 15, 1923 – 2 · The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) · Newspapers.com

IMG_3531.jpg

IMG_3529.jpg

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 95: Birthright: Who Has the Right to Tell My People’s Stories?

“Should there be a stipulation on who has the right to tell certain stories? Is it dependent on the role certain groups play within the historical event landscape? Episode 95 will tackle this difficult topic.”

Watch Live tonight!

Categories: Projects | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.