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2 months ago

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Genealogy Adventures Live Special: The First Documented Africans in Virginia with special guest, Kathryn Kathryn Hall Knight

The live video is now over. This is the on-demand streaming video.

For more information about Kathryn Knight's books, please see the links at the bottom of this post.

Please join Donya & Brian as we welcome author & historian, Kathryn Knight, to the show. We will be chatting with Kathryn about her new book, "UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd: Documenting the First Africans in England's America 1619-1625 and Beyond."

UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd reveals the true story behind the landing of the first Africans in England's America in 1619 and 1620 removing a 400 year old political veil of corruption. For the first time, America will have a new understanding of who these first Africans were, from where they came, the struggles they faced and the amazing achievements they made.

KATHRYN KNIGHT:

Books: firstfreedompublishing.com/

Amazon: www.amazon.com/K-I-Knight/e/B00RC637O6?ref=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kiknight.author
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This is wonderful! Thanks. Looking forward to September!

Hello Brian!

Great show see you in September

Loved hearing all this - Kathy - ❤️

Brian Sheffey Can Kathryn speak to how people claimed land under Ancient Landfall Bounties? Emmanuel Cumbo secures his 50 acres in 1667 this way.

Kathryn thank you for all the hard work you put into each book. You are very knowledgable and the info is so informative! Awesome job !

Samuel Silas Jordan was my 9th great grandfather.

Thank you Kathryn Hall Knight, your work is so appreciated.

Awesome fascinating history

Our DNA shows that humans are not diverse enough to be identified as different races

Thank you!

Goins and Cumbo descendant here from California ♥️

Excellent program - thank you very much!

Thank you for the livecast Brian Sheffey I'm hooked for life!!!

Thanks so much you guys for such an informative and interesting show

Thanks much!

Great job! I missed the live broadcast but just finished watching the replay. I’m looking forward to hearing and meting Kathryn at the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage Conference on June 8th!

Hello from Texas. A Charity, Adkins and Cumbo (many more) descendant.

Wow! I’ve been doing cluster genealogy for a long time and didn’t know it was a “thing”. Thank you

Awesome show!!! Lots of great nuggets. Thank you!!!

Hi Kathryn, we meet in Philly last year (AAHGS Conf). Great chat! Did you uncover much about Samuel Silas Jordan (of that Jamestown era) during your research? He would have been further upriver (near Charles City).

Watxhing them grow is powerful. I understand that because ww watch our family all the time. We become attached and almost talk for them

I came across a document from 1744 - maritime document for a Jean Guin - anyone know about this document? Francois Chastain is listed on the document as buyer - Jean Guin listed as Maritime skilled Worker

Just got the three books - reading the "Middle Passage" now. Great Read!

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2 months ago

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Oh do we have one very special episode lined up for you this Friday (sorry, yes, this is a different day than our usual broadcast day).

Please join Donya & Brian as we welcome author & historian, Kathryn Knight, to the show. We will be chatting with Kathryn about her new book, "UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd: Documenting the First Africans in England's America 1619-1625 and Beyond."

UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd reveals the true story behind the landing of the first Africans in England's America in 1619 and 1620 removing a 400 year old political veil of corruption. For the first time, America will have a new understanding of who these first Africans were, from where they came, the struggles they faced and the amazing achievements they made.

Join us right here, live, on Genealogy Adventures' Facebook page: www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa

FRIDAY, 24 May 2019 at 4pm EST. See you then. Feel free to share!
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Oh do we have one very special episode lined up for you this Friday (sorry, yes, this is a different day than our usual broadcast day).

Please join Donya & Brian as we welcome author & historian, Kathryn Knight, to the show. We will be chatting with Kathryn about her new book, UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd: Documenting the First Africans in Englands America 1619-1625 and Beyond.

UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd reveals the true story behind the landing of the first Africans in Englands America in 1619 and 1620 removing a 400 year old political veil of corruption. For the first time, America will have a new understanding of who these first Africans were, from where they came, the struggles they faced and the amazing achievements they made. 

Join us right here, live, on Genealogy Adventures Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa

FRIDAY, 24 May 2019 at 4pm EST.  See you then.  Feel free to share!

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Ooooh! Sounds exciting!

I plan to watch.

I hope they do this piece justice! Will be watching.

Will this be recorded.

Gina Charity Brown

William Brown

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2 months ago

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This. Is. Awesome. 👏👏👏

www.genealogyexplained.com/basics/genealogical-proof-standard/

#genealogy #researchstrategy
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This. Is. Awesome.  👏👏👏

https://www.genealogyexplained.com/basics/genealogical-proof-standard/

#genealogy #researchstrategy

2 months ago

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In order to work out where some of my enslaved SC family disappeared to around 1859, I've been adding the 400+ enslaved people who were sold to pay off the obscene debts Pierce Mease Butler racked up in Georgia. Part of my SC family was caught up in this horror show of a sale that lasted 3 days - and is known as the Weeping Time.

I can already tell I am going to have to take breaks in adding all of these enslaved people to my tree in order to research them more fully. This is the 5th Weeping Time person I've come across who not only outlived all of his siblings - he outlived all but 1 of his children.

I am so angry right now.

#Georgia #Slavery #WeepingTime
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In order to work out where some of my enslaved SC family disappeared to around 1859, Ive been adding the 400+  enslaved people who were sold to pay off the obscene debts Pierce Mease Butler racked up in Georgia. Part of my SC family was caught up in this horror show of a sale that lasted 3 days - and is known as the Weeping Time.

I can already tell I am going to have to take breaks in adding all of these enslaved people to my tree in order to research them more fully. This is the 5th Weeping Time person Ive come across who not only outlived all of his siblings - he outlived all but 1 of his children. 

I am so angry right now.

#Georgia #Slavery #WeepingTime

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It's a Freedmen's Bank Record from FamilySearch

Brian Sheffey, take breaks. This is heavy stuff. Make sure *you* are good.

What happened to all of his children? Do you know?

What is this document?

May I ask where these documents are located? On line somewhere? I would love to dig deeper to get more on my adopted son’s enslaved ancestors.

May I ask how do you search for the enslaved with only a first name?

Prinny Wilson in the 1870 United States Federal Census View 1870 United States Federal Census View blank form Add alternate information Report issue Name: Prinny Wilson Age in 1870: 60 Birth Year: abt 1810 Birthplace: South Carolina Dwelling Number: 611 Home in 1870: St Peters, Beaufort, South Carolina Gender: Male Occupation: Farm Laborer Cannot Read: Y Cannot Write: Y Male Citizen over 21: Y Inferred Spouse: Daphney Wilson Inferred Children: Dido Wilson Household Members: Name Age Prinny Wilson 60 Daphney Wilson 46 Dido Wilson 13

I have hit a brick wall with my enslaved ancestor in Chester Co., SC. I can find him in the special census of 1866, but nothing before that.

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2 months ago

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Kathryn Knight's "Unveiled" has shaved at least 5 years off of my project research time for my "James River, Virginia Project". Her awesome research has unveiled (yep, pun intended!) new chapters in the lives of my first African ancestors in Virginia like Margaret Cornish, Juan Pedro, Maria, and Anthony Johnson.

So, I've begun to add 1619 African-related information to my tree using an adaptation of the Beyond Kin methodology (check out their group on Facebook). And found two major discoveries that were in my tree all along. I just couldn't see them because the three individuals involved weren't grouped together like they now are using the Beyond Kin approach.
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2 months ago

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While Season 3 of Genealogy Adventures starts in September, we have a few special episodes in store for you until then. Our first special was this Sunday, 5 May 2019.

Please join Donya and Brian as we welcome our special guest, Rachel Silverman of Silverman Genealogy.

Rachel covers:

Eastern European naming conventions - and this history behind this. Plus how to first names as a clue in your research;

Changing geo-political boundaries for Eastern European countries & Germany;

How surnames changed when Eastern European Jews began to emigrate from Europe;

The kinds of records available for Jewish genealogical research; and

A myriad of free resources available to use for your research.

And so much more!

Genealogists from different backgrounds can always learn about different research strategies from one another. Jewish genealogy has a myriad of challenges. The strategies, tips, and tricks Rachel will share will be of value to anyone who has groups of ancestors and kin who are difficult-to-impossible to research.

For more information about Rachel, please visit
silvermangenealogy.com

RESOURCES CITED IN THIS EPISODE:

www.jewishgen.org/

JewisGen.org/Communities (JewishGen Communities Database, for when we're talking about moving borders)

yivo.org (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)

cjh.org (Center for Jewish History, NYC)

LitvakSIG.org

JRI-Poland.org

FamilySearch.org (When we're talking about name changes, I'll mention good resources for accessing US naturalization papers)

JRI-Poland.orgrtrfoundation.org (Routes to Roots Foundation - when talking about changing borders/different countries & repositories owning documents related to a single town)

JRI-Poland.orgGesherGalicia.org (a SIG website, like LitvakSIG & JRI-Poland, covering areas in former Austrian Empire/modern day Poland & Ukraine)

Holocaust resources:

JRI-Poland.orgwww.its-arolsen.org/en/archives/ (International Tracing Service archives)

JRI-Poland.orgYadVashem.org

JRI-Poland.orgushmm.org (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

JRI-Poland.orgmjhnyc.org (Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust)

For more information about Rachel, please visit
silvermangenealogy.com

#JewishGenealogy #Ancestry #FamilyHistory #Genealogy
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Tonia Mckoy this was taped at 4pm est

We see the question you just asked

JewishGen.org JewisGen.org/Communities (JewishGen Communities Database, for when we're talking about moving borders) yivo.org (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research) cjh.org (Center for Jewish History, NYC) LitvakSIG.org JRI-Poland.org FamilySearch.org (When we're talking about name changes, I'll mention good resources for accessing US naturalization papers) Holocaust resources: www.its-arolsen.org/en/archives/ (International Tracing Service archives) YadVashem.org ushmm.org (US Holocaust Memorial Museum) mjhnyc.org (Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust)

multiple Max's in one generation named after one grandparent

Hello from West Chester

How can we find Russian "draft dodging" notices?

Hello from Atlanta

🙂

Max?

Can you guys see my messages

Thank you. Very interesting and useful presentation!

Thanks -- super show!

Hello Rachel !

Hello from Maryland

Really enjoyed the show!

Thank you Donya & Brian!

Nc

or Max!

port of entry?

Hey y'all

Hi

Awesome, Rachel!

love you!

What ways did surnames change as Jewish people emigrated to other parts of the world?

Can't find census records for the father.

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3 months ago

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While Season 3 of Genealogy Adventures starts in September, we have a few special episodes in store for you until then. Our first special is this Sunday, 5 May 2019 at 4pm

Please join Donya and Brian as we welcome our special guest, Rachel Silverman of Silverman Genealogy right here on the GA Facebook page:

Genealogy Adventures

Genealogists from different backgrounds can always learn about different research strategies from one another. Jewish genealogy has a myriad of challenges. The strategies, tips, and tricks Rachel will share will be of value to anyone who has groups of ancestors and kin who are difficult0to-impossible to research.

As always...feel free to bring your questions! See you on Sunday!

For more information about Rachel, please visit
silvermangenealogy.com

#JewishGenealogy #Ancestry #FamilyHistory #Genealogy
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While Season 3 of Genealogy Adventures starts in September, we have a few special episodes in store for you until then. Our first special is this Sunday, 5 May 2019 at 4pm

Please join Donya and Brian as we welcome our special guest, Rachel Silverman of Silverman Genealogy right here on the GA Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa/

Genealogists from different backgrounds can always learn about different research strategies from one another. Jewish genealogy has a myriad of challenges. The strategies, tips, and tricks Rachel will share will be of value to anyone who has groups of ancestors and kin who are difficult0to-impossible to research.

As always...feel free to bring your questions!  See you on Sunday!

For more information about Rachel, please visit 
http://silvermangenealogy.com

#JewishGenealogy #Ancestry #FamilyHistory #Genealogy

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What is this and where is it available?

The information you're asking about is in the text part of the post. The link to the show is in there too

3 months ago

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I'm trying to find the baptism record for the Francis Lee who left Barbados for SC in order to determine who his parents were. I've been using the following book:

"Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican) St. Michael's Parish: v. 1A-2A Baptisms, marriages, burials 1648-1739"

I've seen the register of black births, marriages and deaths for in the 1600s. I've also just found the gem I've included in the attached image. I never, not in a million years, thought I'd see 17th Century entries for enslaved and free black in Barbados.

www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RST-LBT?i=6&cc=1923399
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Im trying to find the baptism record for the Francis Lee who left Barbados for SC in order to determine who his parents were.  Ive been using the following book:

Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican) St. Michaels Parish: v. 1A-2A Baptisms, marriages, burials 1648-1739

Ive seen the register of black births, marriages and deaths for in the 1600s.  Ive also just found the gem Ive included in the attached image.  I never, not in a million years, thought Id see 17th Century entries for enslaved and free black in Barbados.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RST-LBT?i=6&cc=1923399

3 months ago

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Taking in some of the sights in Herschberg while waiting for the local historian to show us family-related sites ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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Were here!

3 months ago

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On the road headed to Herschberg, Germany. We Sheffeys are made of tough stuff. Lol we brave wind turbines 😎😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't get Dutch Elm Disease, Brian Sheffey...it's the lesser known cousin to Windmill cancer!

3 months ago

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If you find this video useful, please do share it online:

"Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870"

youtu.be/kek73ROLlcY

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you to a vast array of different types of records you can access online.

With the exception of 15 minutes, the video doesn't have audio. The text is pretty self-explanatory. And we figured rather than annoy you with background music we like...you can watch the video to music that you like.

The second video in this series will cover how to research your enslaved ancestors.

The third video will cover how to research your ancestors who were free people of color.

Links that appear in this video:

Pullman & Porter Railway Records
aprpullmanportermuseum.org/searchnationalregistry

Popular shortened versions of first names
ctstatelibrary.org/access-services/nicknames

State census register: state & county censuses located at the Family History Library
www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1239834?availability=Family%20History%20Library

US Penitentiary Records 1875-1963
www.ancestry.com/search/categories/uspen

Black Sheep Ancestors
blacksheepancestors.com

Historic Prison Index (i.e. Alcatraz)
www.archives.gov/research/prisons

Intriguing Old Hospital and Asylum Records Can Be Researched Online for Free
familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/old-hospital-asylum-records-genealogy

Find A Grave
www.findagrave.com

Buffalo Soldier Records: learninglab.si.edu/collections/buffalo-soldiers-many-lenses-project/wjMimU7MFYkG4Hm3

Civil War Pension Applications www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/resources

Korean War Records:
www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war

Vietnam War Records: www.archives.gov/research/vietnam-war#event-/timeline/item/letter-from-ho-chi-minh-to-president-h...

Oklahoma & Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes 1898-1914
www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Dawes_Commission_Enrollment_Records_for_Five_U.S._Indian_Tribes

Oklahoma & Indian Territory, Dawes census Lands for the
5 Five Civilized Tribes 1898-1914
www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Oklahoma_Applications_for_Allotment,_Five_Civilized_Tribes
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Jesi Revada

Katherine Serio Butler Dunno if Robert would find this Of interest or not. There’s alllll kiiinds Of geneological online resources & links ... for all sorts of folks including civil war pension applications, 5-civilized tribes, etc etc.

3 months ago

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"Tobias Roane: The Dark Side of Emancipation"

genealogyadventures.net/2014/07/16/tobias-roane-the-dark-side-of-emancipation/

#Reconstruction #Reconstruction150 #ReconstructionStories
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Tobias Roane: The Dark Side of Emancipation

https://genealogyadventures.net/2014/07/16/tobias-roane-the-dark-side-of-emancipation/

#Reconstruction #Reconstruction150 #ReconstructionStories

4 months ago

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Thanks to the National Library of Wales' "Welsh Journals", I've been able to push my Matthews ancestry all the way back to the Dark Ages in Wales. This is an awesome FREE resource for genealogists researching their Welsh roots.

Here's the link: journals.library.wales/home

#Genealogy #Ancestry #Research #Wales
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Thanks to the National Library of Wales Welsh Journals, Ive been able to push my Matthews ancestry all the way back to the Dark Ages in Wales. This is an awesome FREE resource for genealogists researching their Welsh roots.

Heres the link: https://journals.library.wales/home

#Genealogy #Ancestry #Research #Wales

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unfortunately the page will not load will try another way.

4 months ago

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In preparation for the next phase of Genealogy Adventures in September (sorry, we're keeping quiet about what that is!)...our website has had a major facelift. And a new URL.

Now people can see much more of our content, and select specific subjects that interest them.

genealogyadventures.net
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In preparation for the next phase of Genealogy Adventures in September (sorry, were keeping quiet about what that is!)...our website has had a major facelift. And a new URL.

Now people can see much more of our content, and select specific subjects that interest them.

http://genealogyadventures.net

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Great look and organization for the site!

Love the look!

4 months ago

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It's going to take a while to mentally process this one. That moment you discover a relation by marriage, William Peirce, was one of the men who brought the first 25 Africans to the Virginia colony. And you descend from at least 4 of those 25 Africans. ... See MoreSee Less

Its going to take a while to mentally process this one. That moment you discover a relation by marriage, William Peirce, was one of the men who brought the first 25 Africans to the Virginia colony. And you descend from at least 4 of those 25 Africans.

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I'd love to know more about your research process. How were you able to connect the dots all the way back to this first group of enslaved Africans?

My husband's ancestor was also on the Sea Venture. Samuel Jordan. He kept a diary during that time which I would love to read...

I can imagine how exciting this must be for you...and awesome! I hope that I too can have an amazing discovery such as this. I know that i have ancestors from Virginia...it's a matter of having the patience, persistence to go through the online and offline records. I would have so many emotions if I were you.

Oh wow!!

Thank you for your devotion, efforts, planning, motivating others that you lead, and desire to continue bringing us information about our links to each other.You are appreciated.

Yes processing needed. Knowing after looking so hard can still produce an explosion of emotions. Be gentle with yourself.

Wow, that's a mind trip.

Sorry, I don't get it!

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4 months ago

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Want your ancestry done by hosts Brian and Donya of the Genealogy Adventures Show? Join us Wednesday, March 20th at 7 pm eastern standard time and find out how you can win a free research package and a guest spot on the Genealogy Adventures Show. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brenda Phillips Anderson

I will share on my page...

Bless you guys, how nice of you

I had to watch this later tonight, because I get off from work late.

How do you determine who shares most?

Hope you are loving this springtime.

Hello

Hello

Hello

Hello Everyone!

Hey

That’s a great opportunity!

Florence Allen Brian and Donya are calling on you.

Oh ok the 2000th person is the winner?

Hi

Hi

Awesome!

Hi

Hello

Hi

Hey cuz

Hello Everyone from Hampton VA

Hi

Hello

Heyyyy

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4 months ago

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"In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors"

genealogyadventures.net/2019/03/19/in-search-of-thomas-the-immigrant-futrells-northampton-county-...

#ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #research
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In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors

https://genealogyadventures.net/2019/03/19/in-search-of-thomas-the-immigrant-futrells-northampton-county-nc-english-ancestors/?preview=true&frame-nonce=00e06ede67

#ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #research

4 months ago

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Have you ever researched your family and found that they were a part of an organization that has been around for decades even centuries. Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Author James R. Morgan, III of the new book The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West. James helped me learn more about my uncle who was also a Mason. Come with your research questions. ... See MoreSee Less

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I will let him know

Debra: The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West (1867-1906) by James Morgan YOU

Are the Eastern Stars part of the free mason.

They need to figure out HOW to teach about slavery in the schools. Acknowledge it and teach the truth about it!

Are any of those records digitized?

Lol...here we go!

I dragged him all the way out to Kansas to speak to my family at our inaugural Bruce gathering. He’s stuck like Chuck with me!

Yes, I have

Looking forward to it! James has helped me as well.

What was Matthews genealogy? I am related to Matthews out of MD and VA

I stayed in James’ ear every single day!!!

I’m looking forward to more “Genealogy Adventures”! Thanks to both of you, Donya and Bryan 🤗

The Prince Hall Think Tank ?

What is the name of the book? How can I get it.

It’s a treasure trove of information

Bryan’s audio is garbled

Thanks for the info. This was a great show.

Lol he doesn’t mean that!!!

This was great!

That's a good question?

People want quick answers, joy comes from finding things yourself

Excellent point, Bryan

There no sound Donya

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4 months ago

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Love the show, learning lots about my home State and trying to learn how to research my Family. Thank You

Love it. Though I may be a bit bias. 😍

4 months ago

Genealogy Adventures

I've been reading accounts of how my 3x great grandmother, Venus Josey II, co-founded the Willow Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church in Rich Square, Northampton County, North Carolina in1866:

Willow Oak, one of the first black churches in Northampton County, was organized the second Sunday in June, 1866 by the Reverends W. H. Bishop and Henry Epps. Seven dedicated Christians gathered that day, namely, Lazarus Pope, Margaret Pope, Venus Josey, Barbara Wiggins, Anthony Brewer, Mason Brewer and Julia Wilkins. They met under a willow oak tree, for which the church was named. This tree stood on a clay hill beside what is now state highway No. 258, south of Rich Square.

At first these pioneers had no building so they made a brush arbor under which they worshipped God. In winter they met in an old slab school for protection from the cold. In 1868 they built a wood structure large enough to seat more than 150 people. At this time there were 100 members added to the church.

During Rev. R. R. Nichol's administration, 1896-1899, the members purchased the old Corinth Church from the white Baptist members for the sum of $250.00, and very reluctantly moved from the old clay hill next door to where the present church now stands.

Under the leadership of Rev. L. R. Pearce, 1925-1935, a new structure was built. With Rev. S. A. Fennell as pastor, 1948-1954, the building was renovated, new furniture was purchased and the parsonage was renovated.

Plans for the present structure were made while Rev. G. B. Bowling was pastor, and completed in 1973 during the pastorate of Rev. H. L. Ingram, with the exception of the altar rail, carpet, tile and pastor's study.

The old Willow Oak School was located about ¼ mile from the present Creecy High School. The building was of perpendicular slabs with a chimney occupying each entire end of the structure. The floor was of dirt with logs used for seats. About 100 pupils were in regular attendance, some walking to school as far as from 3 to 5 miles.

Some of the teachers were: Miss Anna Skinner of New Haven Conn., Mr. J. W. Weaver of Rich Square, N. C., Prof. William Jennings, Phil, Pa., Mr. John Reynolds, Murfreesboro, N. C., Miss Annetta Taylor, Hampton, Va. and Mr. William Brewer, Rich Square, N. C.

In 1899 Willow Oak School was consolidated with Rich Square School to form what became the W. S. Creecy High School. The Willow Oak School was operated under the auspices of the Willow Oak Church.
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Ive been reading accounts of how my 3x great grandmother, Venus Josey II, co-founded the Willow Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church in Rich Square, Northampton County, North Carolina in1866:

Willow Oak, one of the first black churches in Northampton County, was organized the second Sunday in June, 1866 by the Reverends W. H. Bishop and Henry Epps. Seven dedicated Christians gathered that day, namely, Lazarus Pope, Margaret Pope, Venus Josey, Barbara Wiggins, Anthony Brewer, Mason Brewer and Julia Wilkins. They met under a willow oak tree, for which the church was named. This tree stood on a clay hill beside what is now state highway No. 258, south of Rich Square.

At first these pioneers had no building so they made a brush arbor under which they worshipped God. In winter they met in an old slab school for protection from the cold. In 1868 they built a wood structure large enough to seat more than 150 people. At this time there were 100 members added to the church.

During Rev. R. R. Nichols administration, 1896-1899, the members purchased the old Corinth Church from the white Baptist members for the sum of $250.00, and very reluctantly moved from the old clay hill next door to where the present church now stands.

Under the leadership of Rev. L. R. Pearce, 1925-1935, a new structure was built. With Rev. S. A. Fennell as pastor, 1948-1954, the building was renovated, new furniture was purchased and the parsonage was renovated.

Plans for the present structure were made while Rev. G. B. Bowling was pastor, and completed in 1973 during the pastorate of Rev. H. L. Ingram, with the exception of the altar rail, carpet, tile and pastors study.

The old Willow Oak School was located about ¼ mile from the present Creecy High School. The building was of perpendicular slabs with a chimney occupying each entire end of the structure. The floor was of dirt with logs used for seats. About 100 pupils were in regular attendance, some walking to school as far as from 3 to 5 miles.

Some of the teachers were: Miss Anna Skinner of New Haven Conn., Mr. J. W. Weaver of Rich Square, N. C., Prof. William Jennings, Phil, Pa., Mr. John Reynolds, Murfreesboro, N. C., Miss Annetta Taylor, Hampton, Va. and Mr. William Brewer, Rich Square, N. C.

In 1899 Willow Oak School was consolidated with Rich Square School to form what became the W. S. Creecy High School. The Willow Oak School was operated under the auspices of the Willow Oak Church.

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Katris Clark do you know if anyone in the family has pictures or images of Venus? I have one for Rebecca, however, I haven't come across one for Venus. -Brian

My grandmothers home is across from Willow Oak, like you Venus Josey is also my 3rd great grandmother. The church meant everything to my Great Grandmother and my grandmom. It still means allot to direct descendants, my aunt often makes the wreaths that hangs on the front doors.

Wow! Fantastic history. Wonderful you connected to it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

4 months ago

Genealogy Adventures

Join Brian and I as we talk with Genealogist and Author Natonne Kemp. We will discuss strategies on researching especially during the 1890s as well as her book There is something About Edgefield: Shining a Light on the Black Community through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA co-authored with the late E. Gail Bush. Bring your tea and questions. ... See MoreSee Less

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History and genealogy are eternally linked. To not know one is to dishonor the other.

Unfortunately I apparently missed it - Am I understanding correctly that its occurring on Feb 28th? If so I missed it. If not I will attempt to watch it. Congratulations!!! I am extremely proud of you Natonne!!! :-*

Great idea Brian!!

Hello from Oberlin, OH

I’m excited

Did some of the Yeldell’s migrate to Alabama.

I'll help you guys anyway I can!

Did the Palmores also migrate west or did they stay mainly in the Edgefield area?

Thanks cousins, great learning.

I have an Anderson in NC but I think her slave owner came from Virginia.

Hello 😁

How to make the most effective connection between family in Edgefield and those in other parts of the country?

I would love to meet the Edgefield Group. When will they meet again?

Thank you. Great show !

Wow

Yes!!!

You can look at the Sanborn maps

Hey

Have the Virginia borders always been the same?

I met with the Edgefield group when I was living in Maryland!

Aloha

Donya, We talked about that fight or funeral attitude. LOL

I saw that!!!!

Hello everyone!!

Can you post that please> Virginia Slave …?

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4 months ago

Genealogy Adventures

**Seeking an English-speaking #German #genealogist / #historian in Südwestpfalz in April.**

My sister and I plan to visit our Sheffey (Scheffe) ancestral origins in Germany: the town of #Herschberg, in #Südwestpfalz district, in the Rhineland-Palatinate. We'll be visiting either the 18th or 19th of April 2019.

We're seeking a German genealogist / historian to show us around for the day; especially showing us places associated with our ancestor, Peter Scheffe, mayor of Herschberg. And places associated with our Agne family too.

This is a paid gig. Recommendations would be much appreciated. Please let me know if you can recommend anyone.
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**Seeking an English-speaking #German #genealogist / #historian in Südwestpfalz in April.**

My sister and I plan to visit our Sheffey (Scheffe) ancestral origins in Germany: the town of #Herschberg, in #Südwestpfalz district, in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Well be visiting either the 18th or 19th of April 2019.

Were seeking a German genealogist / historian to show us around for the day; especially showing us places associated with our ancestor, Peter Scheffe, mayor of Herschberg. And places associated with our Agne family too.

This is a paid gig. Recommendations would be much appreciated. Please let me know if you can recommend anyone.

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Not this time. I am aiming for a visit later in the year though.

Look at the ICAPGen or bcgcertification.org/directory/ directory

This kind of work requires at least six months lead time.

Are you going to make it to the UK this time Brian?

5 months ago

Genealogy Adventures

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is accepting applications for the 2019 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, which supports the use of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement at the state archives in Jackson. This competitive scholarship of $4,000 is for research at MDAH during summer 2019 and covers travel, housing, and other expenses.

The application deadline is March 22nd.

www.mdah.ms.gov/new/news/nominations-open-for-2019-evers-scholarship/

#NAACP #Mississippi #GrantFunding #CivilRights
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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is accepting applications for the 2019 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, which supports the use of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement at the state archives in Jackson. This competitive scholarship of $4,000 is for research at MDAH during summer 2019 and covers travel, housing, and other expenses.

The application deadline is March 22nd.

http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/news/nominations-open-for-2019-evers-scholarship/

#NAACP #Mississippi #GrantFunding #CivilRights

5 months ago

Genealogy Adventures

Join Brian & Donya this week when we'll be chatting about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy research with our special guest: Phebe Hayes.

See you on Sunday, 17 Feb 2019 at 4pm EST - live on Facebook via www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa/

#genealogy #ancestry #Louisiana
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House of Bondage by Octavia Albert

lecomite.org

iaahs.blogspot.com

A number of enslaved owners from South Carolina moved to Louisiana and brought the enslaved to Pointe Coupee Parish. My Simmons were brought to Louisiana from South Carolina by JJ Pringle.

Lisa Wade there is a great Facebook group: Avoyelles Parish Genealogy Research

It is very good.

Hello from Texas. My story starts in New Orleans

Most of the GU272 are from Mariguion, Louisiana, which is close to New Roads, my hometown.

Darn

Got to comb his hair. Love him so much. He died at 91 in 1963. I was 10.

Thank you..

Textbooks in the primary schools and libraries

I met my great father who was born in 1873.

That is a wonderful resource!

My ancestry connects to Avoyelles, Franklin, Catahoula, Concordia, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, and W. Feliciana Parishes...so widespread and I am really trying get the best of my visits to the area to research. i am thinking I need to just go branch by branch. Not to mention I am connected to GU272.

All of my Hall family are from Louisiana St Landry parish. Been working on a road block on that line.

Hey Family!!!

Thank you all

Hi Phebe Hayes, Brian and Donya Papoose Williams

Great show guys as usual!!!

Brooks is in my tree & in my cousin's.

Thank yt

Thank you for getting the information out. The time allotted is never enough. Discussions can go on forever. 🇹🇹👍 Touching on Caribbean links to the ancestry DNA and slaves with their slavers, is another branch of connection with a lot of information that's now coming to light. 👏

Thank you. It went so fast because it was so interesting!

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