Posts Tagged With: GENEALOGY

Ancestry new and updated genetic communities

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Ancestry has just announced 94 new and updated genetic communities for people of African American and Afro Caribbean descent. For more information Click Here 

 

 

 

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 78: Tales from the Undertaker: African American Cemeteries and Funeral Homes

“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.

 

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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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2019 Sundance Film Festival – Ancestry & SundanceTV Present: Railroad Ties

Six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists come together in Brooklyn to discover more about their lineage. Documenting each person learning about their ancestors, and featuring renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr., the film interweaves powerful personal moments with contextual historical anecdotes. The very human story of the Underground Railroad unfolds through Ancestry records, each discovery revealing the dynamic impact our history has on identity, family and legacy. The film takes a personal look at how understanding our family’s past can influence not just who we are, but how we see ourselves.

 

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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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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 75: Getting the Most From Your Research Trip

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.

 

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Learning More About Your Ancestors Through Newspapers

 

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.

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 74: Reverse Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living

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.”

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Finding Your Roots: Season 5

Season 5 of Finding Your Roots premieres tomorrow January 8th. Check out the preview below.

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Ancestry DNA Kit Contest

IMG_7392Want a chance to win a FREE AncestryDNA Kit???
1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog (if you are already subscribed, thank you!)
2.Email your name by Saturday, January 12th 2019 by 8pm (EST) and I will assign you a number. (Where is my email address you ask? In the about me section)
3. Watch live via IG live @genes_work on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 8pm (EST) as I randomly pick one lucky number. (Can’t watch live? No problem I will repost on my blog and email the winner.)

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