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The House Judiciary Committee Hearing’s session on Reparations (H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice) [live video & on-demand video]

Washington, D.C. – On June 19th at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties’ hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and…

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Research Strategies

Speaking Engagement @ the Virginia Family History Day Conference (14 Sep 2019 | Richmond, VA)

I will have the pleasure of presenting at this conference. I will be discussing the intersection between my Native American, European, and African American ancestry from the founding of Jamestown,…

African American Genealogy

Finding Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people who left Georgia with the British in 1815

When the British finally arrived in Georgia in 1815, during the War of 1812, they did not leave empty handed. The British left with hundreds enslaved people from Butler’s Island. Among them were 140+ enslaved people who had been enslaved by Major Pierce Butler. Other enslaved people (EPs) joined them from the other Butler Island and St Simons Island enslavers, namely the Couper and Wylly families. The enslaved literally walked off their respective plantations in a bid for freedom. The majority of these Georgia EPs went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as Trinidad and Tobago.

DNA & Genetics

What Do DNA Percentages Really Mean? (Free Webinar: 27 Aug 2019)

So you have taken the plunge and done a DNA test. You have your ethnicity percentages. But what do those percentages mean? In this free online webinar, hosted by the…

Case study: Creating a research strategy to find my lost connection to Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people

There are times when the work of other genealogy researchers inspires you to undertake some deep research of your own. I am in one of the research phases now. My…

Race & Diversity

History

Finding Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people who left Georgia with the British in 1815

When the British finally arrived in Georgia in 1815, during the War of 1812, they did not leave empty handed. The British left with hundreds enslaved people from Butler’s Island. Among them were 140+ enslaved people who had been enslaved by Major Pierce Butler. Other enslaved people (EPs) joined them from the other Butler Island and St Simons Island enslavers, namely the Couper and Wylly families. The enslaved literally walked off their respective plantations in a bid for freedom. The majority of these Georgia EPs went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as Trinidad and Tobago.

Speaking Engagement @ the Virginia Family History Day Conference (14 Sep 2019 | Richmond, VA)

I will have the pleasure of presenting at this conference. I will be discussing the intersection between my Native American, European, and African American ancestry from the founding of Jamestown,…

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