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Watching the Oprah Show today (4 May 2011) and seeing all the original Freedom Riders had me thinking about our Cousin…Continue
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Watching the Oprah Show today (4 May 2011) and seeing all the original Freedom Riders had me thinking about our Cousin Horatio Thompson born 1914 to James Thompson and Eleanor Etelka Cabrere Thompson. Horatio’s father James is the son of Great Aunt Alice Thompson the sister of Grandma Phine (Josephine Thompson DeLavallade).
The reason Oprah’s show had me thinking of Horatio he was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the first Civil…Continue
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It is as if I grew up knowing each of my ancestors I write about. They now want to meet the rest of the descendants of Ocean…Continue
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It’s been eighteen years, 8 months and 19 days since I last heard my Mother’s voice. Easter Sunday April 16, 1995, I would walked out of…Continue
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In few weeks time I'll be on East Coast and I want to visit the State Library of VA in Richmond some research. My time in Virginia will be very short so I want to make the most of it. I am wondering if I can make some arrangements with an archivist prior to arriving?
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Montgomery, Isaiah T.
Isaiah T. Montgomery was born May 21, 1847 on Hurricane Island, Warren County, Mississippi -- the property of Joseph E. Davis, brother of the celebrated chief of the Southern Confederacy. His parents were Benjamin Thornton and Mary Montgomery. He was taught the elements of common education by his father. Isaiah was set to work at the age of 9 years in the office of Mr. Davis in the capacity of…
Picture of my cousin and I ... it was great meeting her in person after a couple of years of emails, telephone calls and facebook posts. She and I met through Ancestry .com when we both were doing research and had some of the same names in our respective trees mainly her Grandmother the daughter of my Grandfather and my Dad’s sister. This past week she and her mother the Granddaughter of my Grandfather made the trip to California for a visit to meet my 94 year old Dad and the family. Yes, we…Continue
If anyone has any information on Dr. Charles M. Harris, his wife Dr. Laura Baxter Harris (Jersey City, NJ) or their children Charles Harris III and/or Jacquline Harris (Talladega College 1950s), I would appreciate you sharing.
Dr. Harris had a practice in Jersey City, NJ and also practiced at Mercy Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia PA during the 1950's. He was born in 1923 (not sure where) and died in 1994 in Philadelphia, PA.
Tell the story about the need for resources in your Mississippi County. Particularly about the lack of surveys for African-American Cemeteries.
It seems that most people do not know or remember that the Ouachita/Morehouse, Louisiana area did not start off as the sedentary, slow paced, spice-free extension of the old…
Research at the National Archives and Beyond!
July 12, 2012
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Finding Enslave Ancestors in Orange County, NC with Gwen Olson.
If you had the opportunity to collaborate with a descendant of a slave owner or the enslaved, would you? Do you have information in your family records or research that would open the door for collaboration?
Join family historian Gwendolyn Olson for a…Continue
A few weeks ago I made an inquiry with the Venago County Library to see if they had Elizabeth Goins' obituary. Someone wrote back that they didn't have her obituary but the Franklin City Library in Pennsylvania had it in the News-Herald. So I wrote and I finally received it 22 June, 2012.
Who is Elizabeth Murrells Goins? She is/was the wife of James (a.k.a. Roswell) Goins who passed away in December 1912. There was an announcement in the Massillon Evening Independent wherein, James'…
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