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ALL THE NEW AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY BLOGS ONLINE……

Since being a part of the new Facebook Group: African-American Genealogy & Slave Ancestry Research I have meet some new Researchers and Bloggers as well. Within a 4 week period the African American Genealogy Community has grown with some New Bloggers. I would like to acknowledge them all New & Old: Echoes of my Nola Past Our Georgia Roots Claiming Kin Conversations with my Ancestors Georgia Black Crackers In Honor of my Ancestors Low Country Africana My Elusive Kin Our Alabama […]

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY: FOLKLORE & OLD WISE TALES TRUE or FALSE

I was listening to Luckie Daniels of OurGeorgiaRoots have a discussion with her daughter and it so reminded me of my Mom and myself. At that moment it reminded me of something that happened when I was about 5 or 6 years old and I would love to share. I remember getting in the back seat of my Mom’s car or one of her friend’s car. The seat had to be let down and pulled up for me to get […]

FELICIA R MATHIS: 2014 ANCESTORS SPRING CHALLENGE

To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA…….. Challenge: To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born abt 1850 Others: Possible Slaveowners Surnames are Hodges and Bryan Years: 1840 to 1865 Tribe(s): Georgia & Louisiana/Bossier & Webster Parish Questions: Where was Ben and Mandy born in GA What is the connection between Ben & Mandy to the Hodges Was there a Bryan connection set […]

50 YEARS LATER & MOM FINALLY GOT TO MARCH!!

When the March happen 50 years ago my Mom was just 16 years old. From what she told me, she begged my Grandmother Odessa to take her, but her mom couldn’t afford it at the time. So when my Aunt Jackie(on the left-mom on the right) said that she was in town and had to work for the march, my jumped at the chance to go. Heck, this time she only lived like 30 minutes away from DC. Mom said […]

NEW ORLEANS “KING CAKE”

My Family research is in the NW part of Louisiana, but I’m starting to love all things Louisiana especially New Orleans. I’ve grown to love the music and now starting to get into the food from the city. I was speaking with a friend and he mentioned “King Cake”. I asked whats that and he challenged me to find out. “Do the Research” he said. So heres what I found out: In the Southern United States this tradition was brought to the […]

CHRISTMAS BLOG CAROLING 2010 – MY FAMILY’S FAV

Thanks again to Footnote Maven for the invite to participate in Blog Caroling 2010. A couple of years ago one of my co-workers heard me talking about this song and me saying how hard it was to find the CD. I don’t know how she did it but she found the CD and gave it to me as a gift, which I was most grateful. This is one of my family’s favorite Christmas Song and now that I have the CD […]

STILL WONDERING, WAS MY ANCESTOR A WITCH?

This is a repost from last year. I will continue to post every year until I have the answer to my question! I have been researching my ROBERTSON line for some time now, and when I read this story I thought “This could be one of my ancestors.” I found the story interesting and I hope you do too!! On October 1, 1871, Nancy ROBERTSON a freed slave, was found dead at her home in South Bossier Point. Mysteriously, the […]

SURNAMES

I have been Researching my Louisiana Line for over a year now and have never posted the Surnames and the information that I have about each one. So here goes: Robertson: Ben Robertson born in GA about 1844. Married Mandy Bryan(t) around 1865 and had 11 children: Charity?, Henry, Georgia, Jennie?, Minerva, Thomas, Cornelius, Emma, Mary, Babe, Amanda, Martha, and Annie(Charity and Jennie are not for sure known children of Ben and Mandy, but show up on the census in the […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!

WISHING MY MOM A HAPPY AND BLESSED BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE!!

KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD!!

Thank you Sandra of I Never Knew My Father for nominating my Blog! It lets me know that my hard work is being recognized!! Now I’m supposed to tell 7 things about me, then nominate seven blogs. Here goes: 1). As I stated in my profile, I love spending time with my family. My mom and my boys are the most important things in my life. When we get together we always laugh(at each other). Thats so important, sometimes we all need a […]

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