AAHGS 2018 Conference – Day 2 Recap

Last weekend (October 12 and 13) I had the honor of attending the 39th annual Afro-American Historical and Genealogical conference in King Prussia, PA just outside of Philadelphia. After a long day of going to genealogy workshops, meeting fellow genealogists, and networking on Friday, I awoke Saturday morning from a good nights rest ready for…

AAHGS 2018 Conference – Day 1 Recap

Last weekend (October 12-13) I had the honor of attending the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society 39th annual conference in King Prussia, PA just outside of Philadelphia.  The conference actually started on Thursday, but I was only able to attend Friday and Saturday.  Since I have only been a member of this organization since…

Do You Have a FAN Club for Your Research?

The past month or so was really busy for me because of some unexpected traveling I did.  These trips allowed me to see and spend time with my Chicago family for a weekend and the next weekend I was able to spend time with some of my college friends.  It’s always good to see family…

My First Genealogy Conference of 2018…AAHGS

I’m excited to announce that I will be attending the Afro-American History and Genealogical Society 39th Annual Conference on October 11 in Philadelphia.  I have been reviewing the agenda and classes that will offered.  There will be classes on DNA, research methodologies, how to research online, how to research during slavery for both the slave…

Relative Race Season 4 Premiers Sunday, September 16

One of my favorite genealogy TV shows will be returning next week.  Relative Race season 4 premiers Sunday, September 16, 2018 on BYUTV, so set your DVRs or download the app to watch it anytime.  I’m so excited!!!! Relative Race is a reality show where paired up couples race across America in search for their…

Education and My Family….W. F. Branch High School

Growing up in a small town I would hear some of the same stories over and over again, and the majority of those stories were in some form or fashion about W. F. Branch High School.  My parents grew up in the Jim Crow segregated south.  So during their youth, there were two schools in…

Our Family Tradition Help Siblings Reconnect

Baseball in my family is much like food, it was always around somewhere in the background.  During the spring and summer months, there was always a game on the TV and both my brother and I played little league.  My brother went on to play baseball for his high school and his college.  One of…

My Genealogy Podcast is Back!!!!!

If you have been following my blog for some time now, then you know that I also have a genealogy podcast that I started last year.  It was something that my husband encouraged me to do so that I would get more comfortable talking about this journey.  But it has been on hiatus for about…

2018 Genealogy Goals – 6 Month Assessment

It’s hard to believe we are already half way through 2018.  But we are and that means it’s time for me to review my 2018 genealogy goals.  I set genealogy goals at the beginning of every year.  As I review my goals, I can see that some of them I have completely dropped the ball…

30X30 Challenge – May 2018….Completed

I started the 30X30 genealogy challenge on May 1, 2018.  This challenge is the brain child of genealogy blogger, Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History.  She challenged her readers to complete some genealogy research every day for 30 days for at least 30 minutes.  I decided that I would focus my research efforts on…