Posts Tagged With: research

Bruce Beach

Yesterday I read an article in LA Times (link here) about the descendants of the owners of Bruce Beach hoping to get their property back then I went to newspapers.com to see what information I could find out about Bruce Beach and I came across a few articles one in particular I found interesting was from 1924 published in The California Eagle-an African American newspaper from 1879-1964. That speaks about the property attempting to be taken from the Bruce family.

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

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“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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Happy New Year!

I know it has been a rough one for some of us but if you woke up this morning you made it to see another year and find some more ancestors. I am looking forward to 2021 and all this year has to offer and all of the research I anticipate on doing and hopefully research trips I can plan on taking.

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 73: “How I Did It” Part 2

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 71 Runaways: Self-Liberated Africans and the Underground Railroad

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BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 69: Biology of a Document: From Analysis to Plan

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 64: Researching Beyond the Internet (Offline Research)

If you are able to please get from behind your computer and hit the streets to do some genealogical research. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of information available online but there is so much that has not been put online yet. Check out this episode as the panelist discuss how to properly prepare, what to do while on the ground, and how to distill the information you collect while researching offline.

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Genes Work

Just a little video of some fo the records I’ve acquired over the years while doing genealogical research.

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DON’T GIVE UP!

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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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