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Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important.
Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired, began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer’s Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812. He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.
This past Friday my cousin Edwin Temple and I spent sometime conducting genealogy research on the Temple, Vining, Harrell and Richardson Family. On the second floor at the Amite Branch Library you will find a genealogy library and archival room. We spent most of our time looking in old books and looking at photographs.
A couple of years back, a former school teacher named Mrs. Grace Walker Perry donated a photograph album of African American pioneers, educators and other programs can be found in the album.
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and her special Edwin Temple for this upcoming discussion on African American Genealogy Research in Amite, Louisiana.
Tonights show takes on an important Topic; of the historical backdrop in Genealogy. Genealogy is a word used to describe a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor to you. There are direct ancestors and others on the branch who are blood relatives. For me Genealogy is not only locating ancestors but profiling them through the historical context in which they lived. This is important especially with Native and African Ancestors whose history is mirred with movements they had no control over.
Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color and Black Minqua The Life and times of Henry Green are now available for purchase through Amazon.com or the Leboudin Site.
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If you are a genealogist or family historian have you thought about what will happen to all your years of research material, family records, photographs and other important documents? Join Host and Genealogist Antoinette Harrell for this upcoming discussion.
If you only know the name of a grandparent, then how do you go back three or four generations to find their slave ancestors?
Konnetta Alexander shares touching stories of finding her slave ancestors going back three and four generations. With inspiration from journal entries of an Antebellum, slave account book written by slaveholder Daniel Graham, the lives of unrelated slaves provides documentation of slave life from which Konnetta uses as her guidebook to find and document slaves. While making national presentations about the life of Matila Graham, house slave, Konnetta tells the story of every house slave! Calling out the last names of her slave ancestors: Clark, Miller, Moorman, Peay, Prince, Quinn and Ramsey. Join in as discoveries unfold in Finding Our Slaves.
With 20+ years of genealogy digging, Konnetta has three projects: researching family, transcribing and making public excerpts of the slave journal, and performing interpretative presentations about the lives of Free Persons of Color and Slaves. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, is an annual participant of MAAGI (Mid-Western African American Genealogy Institute), and member of several historical societies. The focus of Konnetta’s genealogy research is finding, documenting and personalizing slaves, whether family nor not.
Have you thought about researching in old barns, attics, basements and other places that may house records that isn't in libraries, universities, the National Archives, State Archvies and other places where documents, records, photographs are held? Peonage Researcher & Genealogist Antoinette Harrell has proving without a shadow of a doubt that genealogy researchers and family historians should be looking in places that many may over look when researching their family history. Especially as it relates to slavery and sharecroppers research. Please join genealogist and host Antoinette Harrell for this discussion.
This show will deal with helping people find their lost relatives and break their"Brick Walls" in their genealogy research
"Maximize Your Genealogy Research at the Alexandria Library, Special Collections", with Leslie Anderson.
Natonne Elaine Kemp welcomes Leslie Anderson, Reference Librarian in Special Collections, Alexandria Library and co-author of Alexandria and editor of the multi-volume Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865. She is on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Genealogical Society, a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and several Virginia and Pennsylvania genealogical societies. Ms. Anderson received her Master's of Science in Library Science degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. She has participated in the Virginia Institute of Genealogical Research, the National Institute on Genealogical Research, the University of Virginia's Rare Book School, Samford University’s Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Her articles have appeared in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter.
Today professional genealogist Yvette Hoitink joins Jane to talk about researching colonial American Dutch ancestors in their homeland in the 1500s and 1600s. Joining us from Holland, Yvette will discuss Dutch research -- how to find our roots in Holland, what types of records our ancestors will be found in, tips for negotiating Dutch records, and more.
http://www.wiewaswie.nl – WieWasWie [Who Was Who], database of civil registration and church records.
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng – Database of surnames in the Netherlands
http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org – New Netherland Institute. The Research section has an online bibliography that includes the references to the orphan master’s publications:
Fernow, Berthold, trans. and ed. Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam, 1655-1663. 2 vols. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902-1907.
Old West India Company, Chamber of Amsterdam, minutes 1635-1636, 20 January 1635
Bredevoort, Gelderland, Netherlands, minutes of the voluntary court, 5-6 January 1614.
Johannes Vingboons, View of Nieuw Amsterdam/New York, 1665
Join AJ Jacobs on today's show to find out about the Global Family Reunion, which will be held on 6 June 2015 at the New York Hall of Science, on the grounds of the World’s Fair in Queens. Journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig and author of four New York Times bestsellers, AJ is also host of the biggest, most inclusive and most fascinating family reunion in history. He will tell us what's in store for all attendees -- including talks by celebrities, scientists and comedians.
Also with AJ today will be his chief genealogist and cousin coordinator, Eowyn Langholf, talking about the genealogy behind the event.
The Global Family Reunion will be featured in a documentary by Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me).
To volunteer for researching, contact Eowyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today the manager of the ProGen Study Groups, Angela Packer McGhie, joins Jane to talk about the groups and the book on which the study groups are based: Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Angela will discuss how how the study groups work and how they can help you in your careers as genealogists -- professional genealogists and aspiring professional genealogists alike. Find out what topics participants really appreciate learning about and what topics are the most challenging to cover.
Order the book Professional Genealogy at www.heritagebooks.com. If you are a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists, you can get a 15% discount by using the coupon code available on the members only section of www.apgen.org.
Photos: ProGen Study Group Alumni at Salt Lake Institue of Genealogy (SLIG) 2014.
Genealogist Angela Walton-Raji has committed herself to sharing information with the descendants of the Freedmen of Indian Territory--which is now Oklahoma. She is the author of the book Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. The book serves as a guide to researching the history and lives of the 20,000 Freedmen of Indian Territory, who have been deleted from American history. She is also the author of the http://african-nativeamerican.blogspot.com.
The Dawes Commission, named after Henry C. Dawes who chaired the commission, consisted of a process that would lead to a redistribution of land to those who already owned it among the Five "Civilized" Tribes. Understand that land was held in common by the Five Civilized Tribes. The Dawes Enrollment process was created to determine who would be eligible for allotted parcels of land. Eligibility involved providing "proof" that one had been a part of the tribe for several decades, and especially in those years immediately following the Civil War. So one had to prove that one had been a part of the Indian Community since 1866. For those whose ancestors were enslaved by members of the Tribes, (the Freedmen) they had to often provide proof that their former enslaver was a member of the tribe.