Posts Tagged With: california

DNA Cousins

I had to work in Santa Clara,California  for a couple weeks and while I was out west I had the chance to meet some DNA cousin.

12642889_10100857321857200_5487925767680477467_n Meet my cousin Amber, we’ve been corresponding for about a year and a half via ancestry.com and yesterday (Feb 6th) we finally met. I was super excited to meet her as well as her grandmother. According to AncestryDNA we are 3rd cousins and I figured out we’re related on my father’s maternal side.

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This is my cousin Terri, we first started communicating via 23andme.com over a year ago. We tried to meet the last time I was in San Francisco but had no luck. I was really happy we were able to get together on my last night in California. We spent a couple hours trying to figure out our connection, we know the connection come from her mother’s maternal side and my father’s paternal side. We also have similar counties/areas in common such as Minter, Dallas County and Lowndes County, Alabama. As well as a common surname, Moorer, is that our connection? We just might have to take a trip to Alabama to see what we can find.

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Lt. Allen Allensworth

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Did you know? Allen Allensworth was an American military chaplain, political delegate and educational leader who, in 1908, founded a California all-black township named in his honor. To learn more about Lt. Allen Allensworth click here

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This Old House

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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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