The Content of our Character

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?

The Value of Persistence

The Value of Persistence

I was hoping that paper was somewhere, because I save everything. I was looking for the report that I wrote for social studies in 8th grade. It was my first family tree assignment that sparked my love for genealogy. I found it nestled in a unicorn folder with a pile...
When You Find an Ancestor who Owned Slaves

When You Find an Ancestor who Owned Slaves

Every family tree has shade. Some branches are shadier than others. Cast some light. Look through your records of ancestor’s primary source genealogy documents for names of enslaved people.

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project

I’m still struggling with what I can say to persuade you to spend some of your time helping over 42 million descendants of former enslaved Americans.

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