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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 57: Staying In It: Historical Trauma & Self Care for Researchers

Have you seen the latest BlackProGen LIVE episode? If not check it out below.

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Dock Walker’s Homestead

This past October I took a trip with most of my mom’s siblings to Bromley, Baldwin County, Alabama. In an earlier blog post I posted pictures of them going to the Westview Cemetery,(Click Here). The seven minute video shows of two of my mom’s order brothers visiting the homestead of their grandfather Dock Walker Sr.

 

Bromley from Tasia on Vimeo.

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VLOG

My friend Mikey suggested I Vlog about genealogy, so here’s my 1st Vlog, please bear with me as a ramble a bit lol.

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The Family Tree of Pharrell Williams and Why He Almost Didn’t Exist

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Genealogist, author, and speaker, Megan Smolenyak  post this video below in the AfriGeneas African American Genealogy Community Facebook group the other day and I just had to share with all who haven’t seen it. I think Megan did an awesome job on the research of Pharrell’s ancestors as well as a good job on the production of her video.

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Africa In Monroe County

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I wanted to visit the Ivory Coast this past May for my 30th birthday but I waited to the last minute to plan the trip to the motherland so I didn’t get a chance to go. This past September while touring Monroe County, Alabama my cousin Melvina took us to Africa that’s right I said Africa. Tucked away in the wooded hills of Monroe County, AL lies a place that once was known as Africa, it was the home of My Great Great Grandparents Dave Burgess and Annies Lee Lock, according to my cousin Melvina. I asked her why might they have called the area Africa? “I guess it was because there were only black people back in these woods” My ancestors knew their roots began in Africa, and most likely wanted pay homage to the motherland.

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