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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Sharing Our Story

 

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Last night during our BlackProGen LIVE episode (which was very good, check out the previous post to watch) we discussed the importance of telling our story. If we don’t tell our story who will? Who’s going to give it justice? As genealogist and family historians I think we have a duty to share and what we have researched with not only our family but the general public as well. As black people, it’s especially important for us to tell and share our story as well. In some instances, black people have been written out of the history books. If we are telling our own stories this won’t happen. Tell your young family members who their ancestors were, talk about their hardships and their accomplishments. Knowing I came from strong, hardworking, family oriented, business-minded, god fearing people makes me proud and when I feel like giving up I think, nothing in my life today can compare to what some of my ancestors had to endure so I keep going because they kept going. I say share, share, share, share your family’s history by blogging, writing a book publishing, or even writing facebook posts.

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BlackProgen LIVE: Social Media


Tonight the Progen LIVE panelists are back it again! We’ll be discussing social media for people of color genealogy.

Here’s the link to tune in live tonight

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