“In 1871, Congress established the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission) to review and make recommendations and potential reimbursements for the claims of southern loyalists who “furnished stores and supplies for the use of the U.S. Army” during the Civil War. Additionally, Congressional Records can be a goldmine for first person accounts from ancestors, their communities, and more. During episode 91, learn more about these crucial record sets and how to find ancestors within them.”
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Mark your calendars! That’s if you haven’t already for October 25th, the National Archives will host the fifth virtual Genealogy Fair. The virtual fair is free and will go live at 9:45am (EST) and wrap about 4pm. For more information click here
Episode 30 of BlackProGen LIVE tonight!
The broadcast will take place:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
Tune in tonight to Episode 29 of BlackProGen LIVE! The panelist will discuss People of Color in the West: Arizona, California, Nevada. Link below
My genealogy buddy James Morgan III also suggest “folks to not just look at membership records but also property records. Often times land for churches was donated by families or you may find relatives on church deed records serving as officers. Also read the cornerstones if their is writing on them”
If you missed last night’s episode of BlackProGen LIVE on DNA be sure to take a look at the video below.
Shannon Christmas and Melvin Collier will join the crew this Wednesday for our last episode of our 2017 Black History Month series for BlackProGen LIVE! Tune in LIVE at https://youtu.be/yso0hkQQ9uY at 6pm PST/8pm CST/9pm EST as we talk the craziest, oddest, amazing, and life changing parts of the people of color DNA journey! Watch on your computer to join our live chat. Need a reminder? Click the link above and click “set reminder.” See you later!
2017 is going to be super exciting for BlackProGen LIVE! Check out this quick video about what you can expect and make sure you join us for our first show of the year on Wed. Jan 11 at 6pm PST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST!