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”

Who are my cousins?

The following article was recently noted in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.  A term often found in genealogy is “removed,” specifically when referring to family relationships. Indeed, almost everyone has heard of a “second cousin once removed,” but many people cannot explain that relationship. Of course, a person might be more than once removed, as inContinue reading “Who are my cousins?”

Getting back on track

Now that the New Year is here and the holidays distractions are behind us,  it’s time to get back on tract! During the course of my researching various family members  I have run across  the terms Mulatto, White and Black all in the same census of one family.  So I stopped and took a bit ofContinue reading “Getting back on track”

Finding New Family Members

This is exciting to  find new family members that have been hidden for too long!    The Surname I’m adding today is   Bogguess.  Pegg, Joyce Ann who’s mother Hayes, Sweet Wilma who’s mother Walker, Goldie Glyola who’s sister Walker, Fernnella Celestial‘s husband Woodson, Charles B, Sr sister Woodson, Cassie M who married Bogguess, Richard!  Richard and Cassie had 5 boys and 2 girls … I’m stillContinue reading “Finding New Family Members”

Off to Zambia

So excited!! First impressions… It’s so different…the hustle and bustle of a pretty large city that is more urbanized than I expected…our first stop was the supermarket which offers most of what we are familiar with just different brands. Only question is can the average person afford it. The exchange rate is 4700 kwachas toContinue reading “Off to Zambia”

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