• California Reparations Task Force Concluded

    Jul 18

    The California reparations task force last week concluded two years of hard work with a 1,100-page, comprehensive report that details the harms of slavery on Black people from California, recommendations of financial compensation and the creation of a myriad of programs and policies to redress the historical wrongs, NBC News reported. The ...


  • California’s Reparations Task Force Will Debate Eligibility

    Apr 13

    California’s Reparation Task Force will is examining the historic harms of slavery and anti-Black racism in California. Last summer, the task force released a preliminary report (PDF) detailing California’s history of enslavement and its many decades of discriminatory policies - in housing, education, health care, criminal justice and othe...


  • Student Researchers Contribute To The Genealogy Of Slavery

    Oct 27

    Officially, the Genealogy of Slavery project at Roanoke College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race this summer involved research to develop a database of information about enslaved people in Southwest Virginia before and during the Civil War. Unofficially, the student researchers were working to restore the names and stories of people ...


  • Things Not Always True about Genealogy

    Jul 27

    It is amazing what items related to genealogy that people think make their research 100% accurate when in truth, they are not. Here are some examples to be aware of. If some date, name or location is in print, it is not necessary the correct or accurate date, name or location. It can be due to misinterpreted records or reliance on other inaccur...


  • ANU Museum of the Jewish People Genealogy App

    Sep 21

    ANU Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Halfusot has a genealogy app. that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display at the museum. It is a collection of persons who are in the museum’s permanent exhibition. ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people - past, present and fut...


  • How will you Keep in Touch with Genealogy Contacts?

    Oct 22

    Genealogists will sometimes find new contacts with people while working on their family tree, attending a conference, or visiting an archive. How do you want to keep in touch with these contacts? It is something worth considering. Stick with the site you met on Someone who is a stranger to you connects to you through your favorite geneal...


  • Washington’s Genealogy

    Jul 1

    Knowing one's lineage was very important for decades. First the royal families Europe and then for the wealthy of Colonial America. A good example is America's own George Washington, first US President. By the time he was 18, George Washington was a competent genealogist -- and he had to be. In Washington’s Virginia colony, family was a cruci...


  • American Libraries ONLINE

    Oct 1

    There are many books published over the decades, especially in the late 19th Century and early 20th century covering family surnames and individual families' history. Finding them could be the problem. Fortunately, with the Internet many of the vintage books have been scanned and now available online through specific library's collections. Using A...


  • Common Misspellings

    Sep 13

    Oh, there is a list of very common misspellings to terms used in relationship with your family history research. One of the most common yet with also acceptable but confusing spellings is Descendent and Descendant. Note the last three letters can be 'ent' or 'ant'. Both are acceptable in reference to a person descended from a specified person bas...


  • Hints Using Genealogy Blogs

    Aug 4

    Even the most experienced family history researcher needs a few hints to help solve those 'brick walls'. A couple sources would be to follow specific online blogs that tend to specialize in certain areas, locations or research problems. So the following are couple such blogs that might interest you. FAMILY TREE KNOTS When we say 'brick walls th...