Posts Tagged With: GENEALOGY

Afro Latinos Get Their African Ancestry Results

Dr. Gina Paige, from African Ancestry reveals to three Afro Latinos their African ancestry and the tribes their roots back to.

 

 

 

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 107: The Count: Unearthing Gems in the 1900 and 1910 US Census

“In this second episode in our Dawn of a New Decade series, learn the ins and outs of the first two census sets of the 20th century and the gems within to unearth more research finds!”

Watch Live tonight!

Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm Pacific/8pm Central/9pm Eastern

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1918 Spanish Flu

I was chatting with a friend about the Coronavirus and he brought up the Spanish Flu aka The 1918 influenza pandemic and how so many people died. Between 1918 and 1919 the virus spread worldwide. 500 million people were infected with the virus, the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with 675,000 being in the United States. This is still the most severe pandemic to date.

This got me thinking about my ancestors and what were they reading about the Spanish Flu from their local newspaper? How did this affect their everyday life? Schools were closed, public meeting and gathering were postponed so that meant no church services, or lodge meetings or parties, any large gathering was postponed.

Check out the newspaper articles I found in The Baldwin Times newspaper about the virus.

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The Baldwin Times
Bay Minette, Alabama
10 Oct 1918, Thu  •  Page 2

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The Baldwin Times
Bay Minette, Alabama
24 Oct 1918, Thu  •  Page 2

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The Baldwin Times
Bay Minette, Alabama
24 Oct 1918, Thu  •  Page 2

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 105: Tracing the Trade: Slavery in Louisiana and Mississippi

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 104: Jumping the Broom: Researching Marriages and Unions

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131 years ago today, 18 Feb. 1889. My Great Grandparents, Dock and Lily wed in Bromley Baldwin County, Alabama.

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 103: Breaking Ancestral Narratives Free

Did you miss episode 103? Don’t worry, you can check it out now.

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 101: The Count: A Deep Dive Into the 1870 and 1880 US Census

We are back! Episode 101 of BlackProGen LIVE! Be sure to catch us live

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BlackProGen LIVE: Crew Chat

What census would show Celie married to Mista? How could we find out the name of Mista’s first wife? Did Harpo and Sophia actually get a divorce? How could we confirm they did? Yep, we’re going there – and more – for CREWChat THIS Tuesday, January 7 at 8pm! Follow us today! https://buff.ly/35tc97282066992_623141034903386_9119443869925113856_n

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BlackProGen LIVE 2020

There’s a lot going on the BPG world, so don’t miss out!

We’ve got two new flavors to keep people of color genealogy and family history research at the forefront!

Our first big announcement is about #CREWChat, the BPG hosted Twitter chat!

What’s a Twitter chat? Well, they are are discussions hosted by an account that pose questions or give out prompts around a central theme. Chat participants then tweet their responses using the designated hashtag. In this case it’s #CREWChat.

Each #CREWChat in 2020 will be focused on a particular movie or TV show where the prompts will be focused on how you can identify or track down the family history and genealogy of the characters. There are 17 scheduled!

Catch the first one on Tuesday, January 7 and be all about the movie The Color Purple! Released in 1985, this cultural mainstay stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Rae Dawn Chong, and more. Then, on January 21, we’ll be talking about about the hit movie Soul Food. #CREWChats take place at 8pm Central.

Be sure to: 1) follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BlackProGen, 2) check out the attached images for the January 2020 and full schedule for the year and 3) to join us on Twitter on the designated days!

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 100: Diamond Episode Special

LIVE Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

We can’t believe we’ve hit 100 episodes! In this special, we’ll go behind the scenes on all things BlackProGen LIVE – from the origins of the panelists to how we get the show to you – and we’ll discuss our thoughts on the journey we’ve taken over the last five years.

 

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