Posts Tagged With: BLACK GENEALOGY

My Black History Month: Uncle James Watson

February 22nd

As you see from this deed affidavit my Great Uncle James Watson who was my Great Grandma Lillie younger brother was a trustee in the O.F. Bluefield Lodge No. 7426. I believe the O.F. stands for Odd Fellows.

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My Black History Month: Aunt Susie Cox-Walker

February 13th

My Great Aunt Susan Belle aka Aunt Susie was the second oldest born to Scott and Jessie Belle Cox in Lowndes County, Alabama. Aunt Susie had one son named Elbert Walker, she also resided in Pensacola, Florida and at one point during the 1940s each of her three younger brothers lived with her in Pensacola.

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Episode 128 – National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association

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“The concept of ex-slave pensions first gained traction in 1890 and became a full movement by the beginning of the 20th century. Learn about the history and demise of the movement, the leaders, and how to find ancestors among it’s records.”

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My Black History Month: Grandpa Scott and Grandma Jessie

February 9th

My Great Parents Scott and Jessie Cox were farmers and according the 1940 census Grandpa Scott worked 52 weeks and Grandma Jessie worked 26 weeks in 1939. They brought home a combined income of $412.00, adjusted for inflation, $442.00 in 1939 is equal to $8,223.54 in 2021. Annual inflation over this period was 3.63%.

1940 U.S. Census

Source:

Year: 1940; Census Place: Bay Minette, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: m-t0627-00002; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 2-5

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My Black History Month: Grandpa Thomas Millender

February 4th

My 3x Great Grandpa Thomas Millender was a farmer like many of my other ancestors and relatives who lived in rural parts of the South. I’ve had the 1880 Agricultural Census Schedule which Grandpa Thomas is on for some time but I never really looked at what he actually grew/produced on his farm until now. Grandpa Thomas rented a the farmland for a fixed price and on his farm he produced 110 pounds of butter in 1879, he also produced 20 dozen eggs and 10 gallons of Molasses. He had two milch cows (A cow kept for milking; a dairy cow) and two working oxens, it cool to see some of the things that was produced on his farm.

Did you ancestors or relatives have a farm? Do you know what they produced on it?

Source:

Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Germany, Monroe, Alabama; Archive Collection Number: M279; Roll: 27; Page: 3; Line: 6; Schedule Type: Agriculture

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History Unscripted: Profiles in Racial Justice PT1

A 10 year old boy. A pregnant woman. A man executed for an alleged rape. All denied due process and justice. All dead. All Black. Let the stories, context, documents, and family histories be the guide to unearth the truth. “This isn’t us.” No, this has always been us. Tune into the premiere of episode 121, History: Unscripted – Profiles in Racial Justice, Part I on Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern at http://bit.ly/30m8Wo2

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 114: In Case Stuff: Using Insurance Records in Genealogy Research

“There literally has been insurance for just about anything and that means there’s also a lengthy paper trail! Learn how you can utilize insurance records to trace the enslavement of ancestors, track occupations for ancestors, and get a bird’s eye view into the everyday lives of the family members you’re researching.”

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 112: The Count: Behind the 1920 and 1930 US Census

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 101: The Count: A Deep Dive Into the 1870 and 1880 US Census

We are back! Episode 101 of BlackProGen LIVE! Be sure to catch us live

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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.”

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