July 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Visiting the State Library of Virginia

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?

Added by Robert Goins on July 29, 2013 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Frozine Benham & Vanderbilt Huff 1958 Wedding

Added by VKN on July 23, 2013 at 11:37pm — No Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird

As I trace my family tree I grieve for the Ardene Hayes branch. He not only lost his son Bernard due to violence the same terrible fate lay in wait for his grandson. Gregory Hayes was the son of Bernard. Gregory's life was cut short after an argument during a pick up basketball game. August 25, 1993 William Schoels shot him once in the shoulder, Hayes fell and as he lay holding the legs of Schoels a fatal shot was delivered to the back. Schoels had a history as a juvenile delinquent and was… Continue

Added by Belinda Malcolm on July 18, 2013 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Trayvon Martin or Bernard Hayes

While I still search for missing links in my family tree it is strange that I run across Bernard Hayes just as the Treyvon Martin cases unravels. Bernard was the son of my great uncle Ardene Hayes. He was killed in Las Vegas Nevada in 1968. He was shot 11 times by a white man,Richard Dunn, who first alleged self defense then later pled guilty to avoid the death sentence. Dunn was released from prison in 1978 after serving only 9 years. There was apparently a mixture of misfortunes that kept the… Continue

Added by Belinda Malcolm on July 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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