Relative Race is back on BYU TV checkout the trailer below
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!
Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE! Episode 50? Don’t worry just click on the link below and enjoy a full episode of Ask Mariah.
It’s a family reunion! Checkout the BlackProGen Live panelist as they discuss tips and tricks on how to plan a successful reunion.
Oral History: A collection of family stories told by a member of the family or by a close family friend. You can transcribe an oral history onto paper, or video or tape-record it. Oral histories often yield stories and information you won’t find written in records. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
Legatee: A person who inherits money or property through a will. (Definition from genealogy-quest.com)
Nicka Smith hosted a great webinar on Legacy Family Tree Webinars, if you are not familiar with Nicka, be sure to checkout her site WhoIsNickaSmith to find out more about her. In her Legacy family tree webinar, Nicka gives the audience research tools to we can use to potentially find slaveholding ancestors. Click here to view webinar
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.
Did you miss BlackProGen LIVE! Episode 48? Don’t worry you can watch the full episode below. “Take a deep dive with select panelists as they share how they got to their most crucial research finds LIVE!”
Cemetery Records: Records of the names and death dates of those buried in a cemetery or graveyard. Cemetery caretakers usually keep records of such, as well as maps of the gravesites. They may also keep more detailed records, including the names of the deceased’s relatives. In addition to these paper records, you will find tombstones. Tombstones can provide information such as birth and death dates and the names of other family members. (Definition from ancestry.com)