Charles Town Researchers

We’re getting together again! “What We Found When We Came Together.”   Come Join Us: 10 AM – 3 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Location: Fishermen’s Hall  Located at the northeast corner of South West and Academy Streets in Charles Town, WV Sponsors: Friends of Happy Retreat, Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, Jefferson County Historical Society, and Jefferson County Museum We areContinue reading “Charles Town Researchers”

Another Milestone

This time at the Jefferson County museum in Charles Town. Website Narratives of Four Descendants of Jefferson County Enslaved and Free African-Americans On the iPad to the left, you can access genealogical research and family stories by several descendants of enslaved and free black Jefferson Countians. Monique Crippen-Hopkins, a certified paralegal, blogger, family historian, andContinue reading “Another Milestone”

Yes We Remember Our Ancestors -This coming Friday

This coming Friday Octobert 16, 2015,   I’ll share the story of the “Hatters” during the AAHGS Conference Meanwhile here’s a preview of my new book: Yes We Remember by Joyceann Gray Make Your Own Book

A funny thing happened along this journey of mine

Is it fate or is it destiny or maybe a coincidence. Better yet, could it be our Ancestors have led us back to where our roots began to grow in this country? Please read and make up your own mind!! My research has taken me first to Liberia, Canada, then back to Charles Town WestContinue reading “A funny thing happened along this journey of mine”

My Research Library to date

Black History Books on my shelf   African American Topeka – Sherri Camp African Canadians in Union Blue – Richard M. Reid Annie’s Trip to Grandma’s – Barbara Rose Page A North-side View of Slavery The Refugee – Benjamin Drew Baby Steps to Freedom – Joyce Middleton Black Women of the Old West – WilliamContinue reading “My Research Library to date”

My finished Contributions Please Enjoy!!

My contributions to Allen-bernadette-mary-1955 Brown, Gayleatha Beatrice (1947-2013) Hatter, Hamilton (1856-1942) Holloway, Anne Forrester (1941- 2006) Leslie M. Alexander (1948- ) Riley, Jerome R. (1840-1929) Stanfield, Sylvia Gaye (1943- ) Watson, Barbara Mae (1918-1983) – See more at:

I Found Some New Leads

This past weekend I recieved two emails inquiring about the Gibson/Gipson side of the family! both are through marriage that we have a common bond. It is so much fun  and very rewarding to connect with people and working the linage until you find the connections. Although sometimes it may just end up the relationContinue reading “I Found Some New Leads”

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