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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Today is June 21st 2018 the official start of the summer, are you planning on going on a research trip? I think there is nothing like going to a repository and finding records or visiting a cemetery and being able to see and touch your ancestor’s headstone or interviewing an older relative. Below are some of my tips to help you prepare for your summer research trip.
- Have a plan (what are you looking for or want to accomplish on your trip?)
- Where do you need to go? (find out where the records are kept and the hours of operation, where the cemeteries are located, and your relatives addresses)
- Bring supplies (some items I suggest you take)
- copies of forms and charts (download free forms via familytreemagazine.com)
- camera (your phone will do the job if you have space ;))
- pens and pencils
- voice recorder
- comfortable footwear
- boots or long pants ( for the cemeteries or visiting unkept areas)
- change/small bills (for meters and or photocopies)
- a laptop or tablet
- hard drive or thumb drive
- bug spray
Do you have anything you would add to this list?
Where are you planning on going this summer?
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Are your tired of just looking at the Census records? Well, check out the records checklist below from familytreemagazine.com of other records to search for.
We are pleased to announce the 14th annual Harlem Genealogical Conference will take place Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 360 Malcolm X Boulevard (128th Street) with a focus on DNA and Genetic Genealogy. The Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will host the event at its Harlem church building, which is free and open to the public. The conference will focus on using traditional family history research in tandem with DNA testing to tell the stories of our families. Keynote speakers are Bernice A. Bennett and Shannon Christmas.
The two hosting organizations share a long partnership with a multi-generational commitment to genealogy throughout the world. This conference provides individuals of African descent self-affirmed experiences, reflections, and discoveries, while those not of African descent will gain a deeper understanding of the African-ancestored experience. The conference’s missions are to expose new participants to the joy of genealogy and to further research the historical travels of people of the African diaspora.
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I just wanted to offer some words of encouragement to those on the genealogical journey, DON’T GIVE UP! Genealogist are chosen and you have been chosen to give your ancestors a voice. Even if you haven’t found that document, that ancestor, or that connection to a relative you’re been looking for tirelessly, DON’T GIVE UP! Keep researching, you will find it when it’s time. Sometimes the answers we are looking for are already in the documents we have and we might have to take a break and look at them with fresh eyes as some say. Just stay positive and focused in your research, you this!
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Bounty Land:Land granted by the Colonial and federal governments as a reward for military service. Bounty-land warrants—documents granting the right to the land—were assigned to soldiers, their heirs and other individuals.
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