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Research Trip 2017

I recently got back from my research trip to Youngstown, OH. I went to Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center located in the downtown district of Youngstown. I must say they have a beautiful new facility, the building houses the archival library in the basement. This is where I found my great great grandmother Minnie Belle Stacks in the 1924 city directory and I got to take pictures of old street maps in the of East Youngstown. The archivist was able to show we where Minnie Belle, and Georgiana (great grandmother) lived on the map which I thought was pretty cool. I looked at a few old high school years but I didn’t see my grandmother in any of them (she moved back to Alabama during her 11th-grade year she graduated).

I didn’t get quite what I wanted but I got cool some stuff and got some tips on what my next move should be. All in all I had a good trip, so I encourage you to take that research trip you’ve been talking about for years this summer. Even if you don’t go on your research trip, visit your local archival library, courthouse, cemetery, interview family members or just spend time with you family sharing and creating memories. You never know who or what you might find when you step from behind the computer.

Check out Eventbrite’s online registration software to find and plan local events in your area this summer

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BlackProGen LIVE Ep31: People of Color in the Northeast: New York and New Jersey

17953009_10101238889767050_2195172137623758185_nDid your family migrate to New York like mine or New Jersey? Watch this webisode of BlackProGen LIVE as the panel discuss resources and more for people researching the northeast!

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BlackProGen LIVE Ep30: Rebellion and Resistance: People of Color and the U.S. Military

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Episode 30 of BlackProGen LIVE tonight!

The broadcast will take place:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

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Tracking My Ancestor

I couldn’t sleep the other night so like most genealogist would do I logged onto ancestry.com and did some research. I decided to look through Birmingham, AL city directories to see if I could locate my Great Great Grandmother Minnie Whiteside and her son Charlie Beck who’ve I lost track of after the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. After looking at several directories I found a Minnie Whiteside and a Charles Beck living in the same place in both 1912 and in 1913. I immediately did a happy dance while laying in my bed (don’t ask me how but I did). I am planning on taking another research trip to Youngstown, OH  to see what new discoveries I can find on Minnie (she moved there from Birmingham around 1917 with my grandma and great grandma) and her daughter, my Great Grandmother Georgianna. I’ll be sure to post any pictures I take. 

 

 

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1913 Birmingham City Directory

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Minnie Whiteside: 1913 Birmingham City Directory

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Charles Beck: 1913 Birmingham City Directory 

Source Information
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

 

 

 

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BlackProGen LIVE: People of Color in the West: Arizona, California, Nevada

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Tune in tonight to Episode 29 of BlackProGen LIVE! The panelist will discuss People of Color in the West: Arizona, California, Nevada. Link below 

 

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AAHGS-NY/LDS Annual Harlem Genealogy Conference

 

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Are you going to be in the New York City area this weekend? If so please join us for the Annual Genealogy Conference hosted by AAHGS-NY and LDS this Saturday, March 18th, 2017.

 

Time: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Harlem LDS Chapel, 360 Lenox Ave (128th and Lenox), Harlem, NY
Free and Open to the Public.
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Pre-conference activities will involve volunteer assisted questions and answers by consultation and computer.
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Keynote address by Professor Gunja SenGupta, Chair Department of History, Brooklyn College
  • Film clips from the African Heritage Day, Roots Tech Conference
  •  Research-directed story-telling and information sharing by AAHGS-NY members.
  •  Reception immediately following
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Genealogy Tip: Church Records

My genealogy buddy James Morgan III also suggest “folks to not just look at membership records but also property records. Often times land for churches was donated by families or you may find relatives on church deed records serving as officers. Also read the cornerstones if their is writing on them”

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Genealogy Tip: Collateral Research

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY!

Flashback Friday! Check out my two videos from my research trip to Monroe County, AL

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Relative Race: Season 2

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I really enjoyed Season 1 of Relative Race, I even binged watched all of the episodes (I got hooked). Well, I am looking forward to this season and I hope it is just as good as the first one.

The premise of the show is four couples start off in Miami and they’ll have to complete challenges in order to meet a new DNA relatives each day for 10 days across the United States. They will have to navigate without using smartphones or GPS devices. The couples will be given road maps and burner phone (phones with not internet access). The team that wins will get $50,000. Check out the first episode of Season 2 below.

 
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