Tag Archives: Slaves

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 […]

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 […]

WORDY WEDNESDAY: FROM GEORGIA TO LOUISIANA HODGES, BRYAN, ROBERS, & OTHERS!

I have researched my Maternal and Paternal lines of my Ancestry back to 1870. Sometime we as African American Researchers can get stuck at this point because prior to 1870 our Ancestors was considered property. I refused to be stuck and pressed on in pursuit of a Slaveowner for my Nola Ancestors. I previously did a post asking was the “Hodges” my Ancestor’s Slaveowner. I assumed this to be so because I was going on the theory that they were […]

Carnival of African American Genealogy: Restore My Name

I have been researching my Family’s History for a short period of time(One Year) and truly love being a part of the Genealogy Community. With the showing of Face of America on PBS and Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, I am hoping that it will spark a lot of new interest in Genealogy and there become some new Researchers and some new Family Trees going up that will allow more Genealogical connections. There are so few African […]

BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA 1843-1871

I have been researching my Louisiana line for sometime now, although my ancestors were born in GA, they migrated to LA for some reason. My next thought was to study the area. My ancestors by 1880 was living in Webster Parish, but in 1871 there were a split from Bossier Parish, but my ancestors when on arrival to LA were at some point living in Bossier Parish. Here is what I found out about the Parish: Bossier Parish was formed […]

FINALLY FRIDAY: COULD OUR ANCESTORS SAY THAT?

In modern time for Friday we say “TGIF”, but did our ancestors say that? I think not! Even after freedom. My great great grandfather Ben Robertson owned his own land and farmed on that land. From census record in 1880, all children over 10 worked that farm, so that meant his eldest Henry and Georgia had to work. Minvera and Thomas was able to get some education but you can believe as soon as they were old enough they worked […]

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