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

The Lynching of Reuben Sims

Mr. Reuben Sims is the only documented lynching victim in Baldwin County, Alabama between 1877 to 1950.

Since he was the “only one” I wanted to try to find out a little more about the circumstances surrounding his lynching. Mr. Reuben Sims’ lynching made it in to newspapers across the country.

Below are some articles I found relating to Mr. Reuben Sims’ murder.

reuben simsFri, Apr 29, 1904 – 4 · The Prattville Progress (Prattville, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Fri, May 13, 1904 – Page 2 · The Atmore Record (Atmore, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Sun, Aug 28, 1904 – 15 · The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

 

Thu, Nov 3, 1904 – 3 · The Baldwin Times (Bay Minette, Alabama) · Newspapers.com

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

Afro-American Realty Company

 

Wed, Jul 27, 1904 – Page 3 · The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) · Newspapers.com

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

Blog at WordPress.com.