Posts Tagged With: GENEALOGY

ROOTS TECH 2021

Roots Tech is here! Click on the link below to join in on the virtual conference

https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021

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History: Unscripted – Episode 129: More Than a Notion

Watch BlackProGen LIVE host Nicka Sewell-Smith and BlackProGen LIVE panelist Dr. Shelley Murphy and Dr. Ellen Fernandez-Sacco discuss if it is possible to trace your ancestry, both on paper and through DNA, to Africa.

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My Black History Month: Uncle James Watson

February 22nd

As you see from this deed affidavit my Great Uncle James Watson who was my Great Grandma Lillie younger brother was a trustee in the O.F. Bluefield Lodge No. 7426. I believe the O.F. stands for Odd Fellows.

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My Black History Month: Aunt Susie Cox-Walker

February 13th

My Great Aunt Susan Belle aka Aunt Susie was the second oldest born to Scott and Jessie Belle Cox in Lowndes County, Alabama. Aunt Susie had one son named Elbert Walker, she also resided in Pensacola, Florida and at one point during the 1940s each of her three younger brothers lived with her in Pensacola.

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My Black History Month: Uncle Charlie Beck

February 12th

Don’t know much about my Great Grandma Georgiana’s older brother Charlie but I do know, according to the 1910 U.S. Census he worked as a laborer at a livery stable at the age of 15.

Livery Stable:

livery stable or livery stables is a building where horses are kept and hired out to people.

Source:

Year: 1910; Census Place: Birmingham Ward 16, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T624_20; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1374033

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My Black History Month: Aunt Cleo Walker

February 11th

Just wanted to share a photo of my Great Aunt Cleo (1901-1958)

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My Black History Month: Grandpa Dock Walker

February 10th

On the 1900 U.S. Census my Great Grandpa Dock went from not being able to read and write and 10 years later according to the 1910 U.S. Census he was able to read and write. Grandpa Dock was mentioned a few times in The Baldwin Times “Honor Roll” section of the paper for either having subscribed or renewed their subscription. I just think it was cool to see Grandpa Dock going from not being able to read or write to having a newspaper subscription.

12 Oct 1950 The Baldwin Times

Sources:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30503983/the-baldwin-times/

Year: 1900; Census Place: Sibleys Mill, Baldwin, Alabama; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1240001

Year: 1910; Census Place: Stapleton and Ducks, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: T624_1; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1374014

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Episode 128 – National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association

Watch Live Tonight!

“The concept of ex-slave pensions first gained traction in 1890 and became a full movement by the beginning of the 20th century. Learn about the history and demise of the movement, the leaders, and how to find ancestors among it’s records.”

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My Black History Month: Grandpa Scott and Grandma Jessie

February 9th

My Great Parents Scott and Jessie Cox were farmers and according the 1940 census Grandpa Scott worked 52 weeks and Grandma Jessie worked 26 weeks in 1939. They brought home a combined income of $412.00, adjusted for inflation, $442.00 in 1939 is equal to $8,223.54 in 2021. Annual inflation over this period was 3.63%.

1940 U.S. Census

Source:

Year: 1940; Census Place: Bay Minette, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: m-t0627-00002; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 2-5

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My Black History Month: Cousin Ernest Hale

February 8th

Super cool to find this 1951 excerpt in The Clayton Record newspaper ands that my third cousin Ernest L. Hale was a teacher in Barbour County, Alabama.

The Clayton Record
17 Aug 1951

Source:

http://www.newspapers.com: The Clayton Record 17 Aug 1951

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