While searching for information on family history, if I happen across facts that may be helpful to others, I put it on a type of shelf for later. Recently, while looking through the unindexed records of FamilySearch, I saw this and decided to share it here: Know all men by these presents that I William… Read more “From Virginia to Alabama, Are These Your People?”
In case you’re not aware, eBay, at any given time, has a genealogical treasure trove of items that may potentially connect to your family tree. Currently up for bidding on eBay: 14 ORIGINAL AFRICAN AMERICAN BLACK FAMILY & GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS / IMAGES When I search eBay for family history genealogy books, here’s what populates: Lots… Read more “eBay: Potential Source of Genealogical Treasure”
Robert Hunter Harrison was my 3rd great uncle. He was born on January 18, 1887, in Norfolk, VA, the youngest of the six Harrison sons born to Samuel H. Harrison (1842-1896) and Louisa Hunter Harrison (1850-1897). He was an accomplished tailor who worked in the very successful tailor shop, Chas. S. Carter, in Norfolk, VA.… Read more “Robert Hunter Harrison”
I recently saw this message posted on an Ancestry user’s profile page: “Do not contact me if you are not willing to share … I HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH THE MESSAGES FROM PRIVATE TREES” I mean, really, it can be annoying as anything to have someone reach out and request family history… Read more “As Seen on Ancestry.com”
After the 1856 situation, Clara was faced with the harsh reality of her agreement to the terms of her deeds of trust with the Benevolent Gentleman. There are primary source materials that document not only the sale of Clara’s house and lot, but the sale of Clara’s own children. According to the online catalog of… Read more “The Boss Lady: Clara Mabry Part III”
There is a well-spring of genealogical information contained in African-American funeral programs. The names and photos lovingly and conscientiously placed in these articles of sorrow and celebration are very important to consider in your family history search. According to the Georgia Public Library Service, “Funeral programs provide valuable social and genealogical information, typically including a… Read more “African American Funeral Programs”
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