“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.
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.
Did you miss episode 76 of BlackProGen Live!? Well don’t worry click on the video below.
Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Maybe you should take a research trip to your ancestral location. Watch live tonight night at 6pm (Pacific) 8pm (Central)9pm (Eastern) as the panelist discuss tips and tricks to get you ready for your research trip.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is hosting a webinar: Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers. Tonight, Jan 9th @ 7pm (EST) Click here for more information and to register.
I’ve found so much from newspapers like obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, information regarding court cases, land transfers, local event news and much more. Newspapers give me a better idea of what my ancestor’s lives during the times especially when newspapers when other records are few and far between.
Newspapers.com has a 7 day free trial, check it out and see what information you can find.
Did you miss BlackProGen Live!: EP74? Don’t worry you can what it below.
“So, you’ve done a great job finding your ancestors, but you’re not sure where to start to try to locate their living descendants. In this episode, we’ll cover tips and tricks you can use to safely and respectfully unearth the identities of your living cousins.”
I always say you never know what pictures, documents, or family heirloom someone has in their home until you visit them and ask to see what they have. I recently visited my Uncle Roy’s house and he happened to have some of my grandmother’s photo books laying out. To my surprise while looking through one of the photo book were two photos of my grandparents (his parents) that I didn’t have in my collection. I am not even sure if all of my aunts and uncles have seen these pictures of their parents.
If you have the opportunity visit your relatives and ask to see their pictures, you might find photos you’ve been looking for or photos you’ve never seen.
My 2x Great Aunt Rebecca E. Burke Tompkins is featured in this article I found the other day on newspapers.com I felt really proud and happy when I found this article, I could only imagine how she felt or the rest of our family felt.
If you are not utilizing newspapers in your research you should really think twice about it because you can really find some gems and get a better look into your relatives lives.
02 Sept. 1909
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Have roots in Texas? Well, check out episode 62 to see the tips and tricks the panelist discuss.