Posts Tagged With: ROOTS

Family History Month!

What are you doing to celebrate Family History Month? I’m going to on a research trip…

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Family History

I went to the Burgess, Locke, McCants family reunion this past weekend and was blessed with a gem from my cousin Melvina (the family historian). She gave me a copy of the family reunion book from their first family reunion in 1988. Not only does the book connect the dots on how the families are related but there is also a section with favorite sayings, bible verses and songs from some of my ancestors listed in the book.

When you have family reunions is there a family book or program to tell you family’s history?

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My Passion

“We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors wisdom.” –

Maya Angelou 

Like many of you, genealogy is my passion. I can not explain how glad I am I stumbled onto it, I can only hope my ancestors are happy with the work that I am doing.

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ROOTS

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If you’re not out enjoying the hopefully beautiful weather or hopping from cookout to cookout this Memorial Day like I plan to do 🙂 then you should checkout Roots the miniseries remake. Executive producer of the new series LaVar Burton actually acted in the original miniseries as Kunta Kinte. Roots aired in 1977 to a captive audience, the eighteen episode series follows one African American family’s journey from the mid 18th century in Africa to the late 19th century, early 20th century in America. The miniseries was based off of author Alex Haley’s novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. There have been some debates about the historical accuracy as well as plagiarism in the novel.  Regardless I am still looking forward to seeing the remake Roots of this iconic TV miniseries, take a peek at the trailer below.

 

 

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Who Do You Think You Are

Missed the Who Do You Think You Are? Checkout these two full episodes

Aisha Tyler’s journey reveals an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. Against all odds, her 2x great-grandfather exemplifies bravery and determination during one of America’s most tumultuous eras of racism.

http://www.tlc.com/embed?page=189864

Tracing his patriotic roots, Scott Foley finds a relative who risked his life for one of America’s founding fathers, and an ancestor who suffered unspeakably during one of this nation’s darkest times.

http://www.tlc.com/embed?page=191362

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Maps of Stars

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Did you miss the tenth episode of Finding Your Roots featuring Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow? Well click here to see what you missed.

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VLOG

My friend Mikey suggested I Vlog about genealogy, so here’s my 1st Vlog, please bear with me as a ramble a bit lol.

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The Pioneers

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Did you miss the eighth episode of Finding Your Roots featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros? Well click here to see what you missed.

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Roots

If you haven’t seen the trailer for the History Channel’s remake of Alex Haley’s Roots which premiers Memorial Day, here it is.

 

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In Search For Freedom

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Did you miss the third episode of Finding Your Roots featuring super producer/writer Shonda Rhimes, actor/director Keenen Ivory Wayans, and comedian/actress Maya Rudolph?  Well click here to see what you missed.

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