Posts Tagged With: ancestry

BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 88: MAAGI 2019

“The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, commonly known as MAAGI, is the premiere event where attendees learn, research, and gain the tools needed to become a stellar researchers in the field of African American genealogy and family history. BlackProGen LIVE host Nicka Sewell-Smith – along with panelists Angela Walton-Raji, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphy, Toni Carrier, and more – were in the house at the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN from July 9-11, 2019.”

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Ancestry new and updated genetic communities

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Ancestry has just announced 94 new and updated genetic communities for people of African American and Afro Caribbean descent. For more information Click Here 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Sundance Film Festival – Ancestry & SundanceTV Present: Railroad Ties

Six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists come together in Brooklyn to discover more about their lineage. Documenting each person learning about their ancestors, and featuring renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr., the film interweaves powerful personal moments with contextual historical anecdotes. The very human story of the Underground Railroad unfolds through Ancestry records, each discovery revealing the dynamic impact our history has on identity, family and legacy. The film takes a personal look at how understanding our family’s past can influence not just who we are, but how we see ourselves.

 

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 74: Reverse Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living

Did you miss BlackProGen Live!: EP74? Don’t worry you can what it below.

“So, you’ve done a great job finding your ancestors, but you’re not sure where to start to try to locate their living descendants. In this episode, we’ll cover tips and tricks you can use to safely and respectfully unearth the identities of your living cousins.”

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Finding Your Roots: Season 5

Season 5 of Finding Your Roots premieres tomorrow January 8th. Check out the preview below.

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 64: Researching Beyond the Internet (Offline Research)

If you are able to please get from behind your computer and hit the streets to do some genealogical research. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of information available online but there is so much that has not been put online yet. Check out this episode as the panelist discuss how to properly prepare, what to do while on the ground, and how to distill the information you collect while researching offline.

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Finding Roots in Benin: Kieron’s Journey Home

I know some dope people who do some amazing things and one of them is Nicka Smith

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Win a free AncestryDNA Kit

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1. Visit my blog (you are already here)

2. Subscribe to my blog (if you are already subscribed, thank you!)

3.Email me your Name by Saturday, March 17th, 2018 by 8pm (EST) and I will reply back a number. (Where is my email address you ask? In the about me section)

4. Watch live via Youtube on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 8pm (EST) as I randomly pick one lucky number. (Can’t watch live? No problem I will repost on the blog and email the winner.)

GOOD LUCK!!!

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/1

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Pedigree: A person’s ancestry, lineage, family tree.(Definition from genealogy.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/27

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Ahnentafel numberThe unique number assigned to each position in an ancestor table. Number one designates the person in the first generation, the one at the beginning of the chart. Numbers two and three designate the parents of number one and the second generation. Numbers four through seven designate the grandparents of person number one and the third generation. As the ahnentafel extends by generation, the number of persons doubles. (definition from ancestry.com)

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