An earlier posting suggested the Public Broadcasting System(PBS) series Who Do You Think You Are as a worthwhile dive into genealogy as seen through the eyes of famous people in entertainment, such as Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Yo Ma Ma and Eva Longoria Parker. I am coming back to this now having seen several [...]
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Who Do You Think You Are? begins Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8/7 Central on NBC. Share a heartwarming journey through family history with Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee as they discover the stories of their ancestors. Who Do You Think You Are? also [...]
The following are 10 excellent sites for exploring an African-American heritage: 1. AfriGeneas 2. The USF Africana Heritage Project This all-volunteer research project and Web site sponsored by the Africana Studies department at the University of South Florida works to discover records that document the names of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share them [...]
Savannah, GA Genealogy Exposition The Southeast Family History Expo is a one full day event to be held at The Armstrong Center on the south end of Abercorn Street on February 20, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Speakers include: Jan Alpert, President, National Genealogical Society [...]
Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia today announced that the historic Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau records, the earliest major compilation of information on the African-American community, have been extracted and indexed, and are now available online to historians and family history researchers. Under the direction of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and [...]