Posts Tagged With: ancestry

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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BlackProGen LIVE Ep45

Catch up with the BlackProGen LIVE panel as they discuss Finding Your Roots Season 4 on PBS.

 

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WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

I recently found both of my grandfather’s WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 along with other male relatives on ancestry.com and fold3.com  Information on the record via ancestry.com.

About U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

This database contains World War II draft registration cards from multiple registrations filled out by men in select states aged 18–44.

Historical Background

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. About a year before, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft in U.S. history because of rising world conflicts. Multiple registrations held between November 1940 and October 1946 signed up more than 50 million American men aged 18–45 for the draft.

Cards in This Database

This database contains images and indexes for registration cards filled out by men born between the years of 1898 and 1929 from Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. The following states are also found in the index with a link to the images available on Fold3:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Maryland
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • District of Columbia
  • Virgin Islands

More cards will be added from other states as they become available. The cards are potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include:

  • name
  • serial number
  • address (some ask for mailing address as well)
  • telephone
  • age
  • place of birth
  • country of citizenship
  • employer’s name
  • place of employment (address)
  • name and address of person who will always know registrant’s address, relationship to registrant
  • description: race, eyes, weight, complexion, hair
  • year of registration

The collection includes some replacement cards for registration cards that were destroyed. These cards list a name.

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BlackProGen LIVE:! Ep 40: “Well You Know…” Privacy in Genealogy and DNA

Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE episode 40? Well, don’t worry check out the video below to see what you missed.

 

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Oral History and DNA Not Matching Up?

Fellow genealogist and BlackProGen LIVE member Nicka Smith gives us three reasons why your oral history might not match your DNA results.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pictures In The Church

My grandmother is pictured third from the left, I first saw this picture in October when I went on my research trip to Alabama. While I was visiting I went to my grandmother’s church and attended a Sunday church service.  I noticed in the hallway a few pictures and lo and behold I see this one. This picture was probably taken in the the 1960s, I am not sure if this was the choir picture or just some of the female members of the church, either way, I was happy to see it. I just think if I wouldn’t have visited and attended the church service I might have never seen this picture. I encourage everyone to visit your ancestral communities, you never know what you might discover or uncover.

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BlackProGen LIVE Ep32: Getting Started With Asian/Pacific Islander Research

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Missed the BlackProGen LIVE Episode 32? We’ll check it out below

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BlackProGen LIVE Ep31: People of Color in the Northeast: New York and New Jersey

17953009_10101238889767050_2195172137623758185_nDid your family migrate to New York like mine or New Jersey? Watch this webisode of BlackProGen LIVE as the panel discuss resources and more for people researching the northeast!

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Asking Ancestors

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I saw this post on Ancestry’s Instagram account the other day and I would ask if they are proud of the research I am doing? I often wonder if they are looking down on me and saying thank you, thank you for looking for us, thank you for trying to share their story, thank you for not forgetting us.  What question would you ask your ancestors?

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