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 […]
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 […]
It has been a while since I have done any research or even thought about my Family History. Not because it wasn’t important to me, but Life just gets in the way sometime and our hobbies always end up taking a back seat. Now that the Ancestors are stirring again, there is no way for me to ignore them. My Nola line has always been the most funniest and sometime easiest line to Research considering that the family stayed in […]
As a little girl growing up, I always heard my Mom say that she had a sister that died during Child Birth. Of course when I started my Research, a lot of the stories I heard growing up were and are still not proven. For sure now I am able to prove one. I was on Ancestry.com and noticed that my Grandmother had a leaf and her information was bumping up against the information that someone had in their tree(actually it […]
This is one of my favorite pictures of my MoM.
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 […]
I previously did a post with all my Ancestors Surnames that I knew about up until this point. I have some more information that I want to share. Looks like my Robertson Line used two other Surnames: Robinson and Roberson. I knew about the Roberson Surname because on the 1870 Census the Family was listed as Roberson, but by 1880 and beyond it was Robertson. Now on the 1870 Census there was a Charity Roberson that was listed as a […]
I don’t remember my maternal Grandmother Odessa Amos(Big Momma to some but I like calling her NaNa). She passed away when I was 2 years old. My Mom and Dad worked the evening shift and NaNa Odessa babysat for my brother and I a lot, especially since her and my Mom lived across the hall from each other in the Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, IL. I’m quite sure we spent many evenings in the kitchen talking, sharing recipes, and […]
Mr Blakburn was one of NaNa’s Suitors! Tale has it, this was supposed to be my Grandfather!
WISHING MY MOM A HAPPY AND BLESSED BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE!!