Posts Tagged With: family research
“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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Mr. Reuben Sims is the only documented lynching victim in Baldwin County, Alabama between 1877 to 1950.
Since he was the “only one” I wanted to try to find out a little more about the circumstances surrounding his lynching. Mr. Reuben Sims’ lynching made it in to newspapers across the country.
Below are some articles I found relating to Mr. Reuben Sims’ murder.
This birth announcement clipping was in The Baldwin Times Newspaper (found on newspapers.com) in 1927. My Great Grandparents, Scott and Jessie Cox gave birth to a daughter a couple weeks after their eldest daughter Mary Cox Young had her daughter. I didn’t realize that mother and daughter were pregnant at the same time until I saw this birth announcement. Mary Cox Young was born about 1905, a whole 22 years before her younger sister Ruth was born. I am not sure how close Mary and Ruth were since there was such a large age gap and Mary was already out the house raising a family of her own when Ruth was born.
This is a photo from 2016 of myself, Aunt Ruth’s son and Aunt Mary’s grandchildren, this was my first time meeting Aunt Mary’s grandchildren.
How do you plan to celebrate Family History Month?
Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 92? Don’t worry click on the video below.
“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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“Finding and tracing our female ancestors can be a monumental task. In this episode, we’ll discuss the ways a researcher can unearth and track the women in our families and preserve their stories despite what may seem like a lack of records.”
“Who’s got charge of the body?” is a time honored and loaded question uttered upon the death of a relative in the African American community. Episode 78 will discuss the history and legacy of African American cemeteries and funerals along with how to utilize their records as crucial genealogy resources.