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I have hope

It can be easy to let the despair about the state of our world swallow me in depression, but I have hope. I have hope, because I also see the good. I have to search harder for it, but it is there. I see what you are doing to make a difference and help others.

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Enslaved persons of John Goff Amherst County Virginia 2 May 1763

I can not change what other people have done in the past, especially my super shady ancestors. (They know who they are.) What I can do, is give a voice to the unnamed. By recording and sharing their names, my hope is that it will inspire others to publicly share information they encounter in their genealogy research that may help African American genealogy research, and the millions of descendants of the enslaved.

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My RootsTech Recap and Focus on My Future

I had an amazing birthday week. I enjoyed spending time with my genealogy peeps at the world's largest genealogy conference RootsTech.  I loved it. The best part for me, was the connections that I made with people. I love to write, and have always felt awkward about...

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Becoming fearless and facing 40

I have become more comfortable in my own skin. There are still things that I want to change about myself, and I will continue to work on those things through out my life. I am proud of who I have become over the past year, and I see possibilities for my future in a way that I didn’t before.

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I’m afraid of becoming a hoarder

I know that I struggle with executive functioning skills. The Cerebral Executive Officer that runs my brain can be pretty incompetent. Her job is to put order to chaos, prioritize my competing priorities, and make sure that stuff gets done… especially the jobs that no one wants to do like cleaning my bathroom.

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The Content of our Character

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.” How do I judge the content of this man’s character when recording and preserving his life history?

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