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Finding Elizabeth

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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Added by Robert Goins on June 23, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Staff in Santa Barbara

Remembering their names but not the event. Will ask Gloria Gaston and Wanda Stavros to help.

Added by VKN on June 22, 2012 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Edith A. Bell Roach

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X43P-QNG

Name: Edith Roach

Edith is the "KneeBaby" to Richard and Harriett Hendrix Bell

Event: Census

Event Date: 1930

Event Place: Cleveland (Districts 251-500), Cuyahoga, Ohio

Gender: Female

Age: 35

Marital Status: Married…

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Added by VKN on May 22, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Family

I have always wanted to find out a little bit more about my family history! I don't know that much about my family history at all and would like to find out some day. I usually find out that I went to school with a lot of my family members, but we are so separate that we don't even know that we sat in the same classroom or ate at the same lunch table. Reading some of the bloggers stories is very inspiring!

Added by KaJe'da Sheats on May 15, 2012 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

Happy Mother's Day

Happy 2012

Added by VKN on May 13, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

My DNA Story... It Is Indeed A Small World

Today or I should say yesterday...  I found in my brother's RF a female predicted 4th cousin who showed up as a public match I didn't pay much attention to it because it was just 0.20% DNA shared across 2 segments but as I continue to scroll down I came across the same surname for a male.  He too appeared as a public match same prediction 4th cousin with 0.17% DNA shared across 2 segments.   He did not appear in my RF but the other person an older female did with 0.09% DNA shared across 1…

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on May 3, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

MIKE HOUSEHOLDER,Associated Press

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- The objects displayed in Michigan's newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque -- a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe.

That's the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed…

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Added by Forum AfriGeneas on April 19, 2012 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

AUNT IRENE AND HER SCHOOL IN THE DIRT

 The woman, on the left, was the second of 20 children of Rev. Ira and Sallie Young, my maternal grandparents. I knew Aunt Irene well after she and grandmother came North in the late 1940's to live. On 8/30/98 while researching family history at Cincinnati's public library, I was surprised by something…

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Added by Hasker Nelson Jr. on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

MY IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS

The couple in the center are my parents, Hasker Nelson Sr. and Irma Lee Young-Nelson. The two people on the left end are my father's mother and father, Mary Anne Trotter-Nelson and Coleman Nelson. On the right end are my mother's parents, Rev. Ira and Sallie Combest-Young.



I knew both my…

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Added by Hasker Nelson Jr. on April 13, 2012 at 6:29pm — No Comments

A Family Divided

A Family Divided:  Instead of doing the Genie Dance I have a sad face.

He appeared in my 23andMe Relative Finder… hmmmmmm, could it be? Well I won’t find out until I ask.  So, I shot off the following brief message

 

Me:

March 20,

 “By any chance are you related to the late - - - of New Orleans”?

Possible Cousin:

March 21,

Greetings!

My name is - and I manage the account for my grandfather - . I'll ask…

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on April 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE

A re-connecting with ancestors moment occurred in 1999, when I found the rural Mississippi cemetery where my paternal grandfather, Coleman Nelson is buried.

Family oral history had always said Coleman Nelson was buried in 1920 in County Line Cemetery in Jasper County, Mississippi. His daughter and my aunt Christine, in re-telling the story, shortly before she passed in 1998, used the term “County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.” That was the first…

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Added by Hasker Nelson Jr. on April 13, 2012 at 1:53pm — 11 Comments

Mama's Bible





Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.



One evening, they chatted after having dinner together.



They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida .



The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."



The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the…

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Added by Vicky on March 10, 2012 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Five tips to prepare for tornado season

The line of tornadoes that marched across the Midwest last week gave proof to the…

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Added by VKN on March 6, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

A Tribute for Black History Month ... "In Her Words"

  State of Mississippi

Jackson County.

May 14, 1898

 

 “I was born in West Virginia near Abingdon.  I was taken to Sumter County Alabama when about 12 years old and sold to David Boyd.  I was a slave and was known as Johanna Baker.  I was taken to wife, as the custom was among slaves, by Sam Smith when I was about 13 years-old; He also belonged to David Boyd.…

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on February 18, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Black History Month

News

10 new results for Black History

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Added by VKN on February 1, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

2nd International Black Genealogy Summit

The 2nd International Black Genealogy Summit set to take place this October in Salt Lake City, UT, here is the link for additional information

http://www.blackgenealogysummit.com/

Added by LaKesha on January 26, 2012 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Henry Louis Gates Searching for GG Grandfather

Thought you might find this interesting.



Click here for the full article  if that link does not work, try this one: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1396560&chkEm=1



Harvard prof Henry Louis Gates Jr. hunting for great-great…

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Added by LaKesha on January 18, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Protest SOPA/PIPA Update FYI

From Word Press

 Join Our Censorship Protest!

by Jane Wells

Have you been paying attention to all the hubbub online about the proposed U.S. legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that threatens internet freedom?…

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Added by VKN on January 18, 2012 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Dr. MLK, Jr

A Playlist- How Do You Say Happy Birthday, Dr. King?



Most Powerful Martin Words Never Quoted



Stevie…

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Added by VKN on January 16, 2012 at 7:19am — 3 Comments

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