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This Old House


While in San Francisco I had to visit the home and neighborhood my relatives once lived in. I was amazed to see this almost 110 year old two family San Francisco house still standing. Built in 1906, 110 Langton was the residence of my two times great grandmother’s younger brother Bryant Burke, his niece Georgia and husband Nelson. Uncle Bryant lived here during the 1940s. Georgia and Nelson lived in 110 Langston throughout the 1950s.

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Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church

Below are some pictures of my recent visit to the historical Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia for more information on the church it’s history visit

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The Freedmen’s Bureau Project Needs Your Help!

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The Freedmen’s Bureau Project needs help indexing nearly 4 million records to make them searchable online. I have already signed up to start transcribing some records. For more information and to volunteer visit 

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Slave Songbook

I stumbled across a very interesting video on youtube about the earliest published compilation of Slave songs.

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34 Years Of Marriage

Jerry Burgess and Mary Johnson were my three times great grandparents and according to the 1900 U.S. Census of Monroe County, AL. It was documented that they had been married for 34 years. Not all of the information on the U.S. Census is always 100 percent accurate due to some factors but if this estimate is about right that means they would have gotten married a year after the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. Now I just have to try and find that record!


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Family Newsletter


What good if having this info if you can’t share it with your family? So I created a genealogy family newsletter and emailed to family and told them to send and share it as well.Click on the hyperlinks below to view the newsletter. 

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Black Heirlooms: A film about intergenerational wealth

Black Heirlooms: A film about intergenerational wealth from a millennial perspective; a personal and cultural examination of the wealth. I am looking forward to seeing Amanda Brown’s documentary as well as my pledge to Kickstarter.

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