Posts Tagged With: black history month

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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As We Climb

Hey everyone!  Ancestry and MadameNoire have partnered to produce this short piece  in honor of Black History Month and to commemorate the centennial of the 19th amendment ratification.

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 105: Tracing the Trade: Slavery in Louisiana and Mississippi

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 103: Breaking Ancestral Narratives Free

Did you miss episode 103? Don’t worry, you can check it out now.

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fold3: Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month fold3 will allow you to access records in its Black History Collection until the end of February.  So if you haven’t already, take a look at the records and resources you can access on fold3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 76: Reconstruction and the Aftermath Named Jim Crow

Did you miss episode 76 of BlackProGen Live!? Well don’t worry click on the video below.

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Bessie Stringfield

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Did you know? Bessie Stringfield (1911-1993) known as “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami” broke down barriers for women and African American motorcyclists in the 1940s.
Stringfield completed eight solo cross-country tours and served as a U.S. Army motorcycle dispatch rider. To find our more about Bessie Stringfield click here

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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

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Did you know? Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.(1912-2002) is remembered for many things: Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers. For more information on Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. click here

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Harry Lew

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Did you know? Harry Lew (1884-1963) is best known for becoming the first African-American professional basketball player when he joined the New England League in 1902. Lew played basketball with the Pawtucketville Athletic Club. He spent more than 20 years in the game, as a player and general manager of multiple teams. For more information on Harry Lew click here 

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Frank E. Peterson Jr.

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Did you know? On this day February 23rd, 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr.(1932-2015) Was named the 1st black general in the Marine Corps. For information on Frank E. Peterson Jr click here

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