Taking Back What Was Once Lost

Hot Posts and Genealogy Class

I recently updated my list of favorite posts, and it is located on the tab above entitled “Hot Posts.” I have broken the topics up by the areas of Methodology, Slave Research, and Records & Resources. I hope you’ll check out the list and let me know what were some of your favorite “Reclaiming Kin” posts. I invite you to explore the numerous other excellent African-American themed genealogy blogs I provide links to on the bottom right of the home page.

Also, one last call for the Advanced African-American Genealogy class I will be teaching that starts next week, Nov. 13 and runs every Tuesday night from 7-9 through Dec. 4 at Howard Community College, Gateway Campus in Columbia. In this class (aimed at the Intermediate or Advanced level researcher) I explain evidence evaluation and analysis, land, estate, and court records, slave research, cluster genealogy methods and more. If interested, you can sign up on the HCC website and register for the class. The class is a part of the Non-Credit courses, and has become something I really enjoy teaching. I’ve you’re in the local area and think you’re “stuck” in your research, do come out.

1 Comment

  1. November 22, 2012    

    Like the way your Hot Posts is organized – makes a great resource! Hope your class is going well.

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About Me

I blog, teach, write and lecture about family history research and it's just as rewarding today as it was when I began 18 years ago. This lifelong quest has helped me to better know my past and I've taken back--reclaimed- my kin and some of that lost memory.  

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What I Talk About

Locations and Surnames

Hardin, Chester and Lawrence Counties, TN
Holt, Barnes, Harbour, Bradley Springer and Fendricks
Lawrence County, AL
Springer and Fendricks
Montgomery County, MD
Prather, Simpson
Somerset County, MD
Waters, Fountain, Curtis
Duval and Madison County, FL
Smith, Harris, Garner

Favorite Family History Quotes

"The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past."
-William Faulkner

"Call it a clan, call it a network, all it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one"
- Jane Howard

"Friends are God's apologies for relations."
-Hugh Kingsmill

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
-Elbert Hubbard

"Families are like fudge; mostly sweet with a few nuts."

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you might as well make it dance!"

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city;)"
-George Burns

"Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl. No superior alternative has yet been found."
-Winston Churchill

"The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never ever introduce yourself to had life not done it for you."
-Kendall Hailey

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all the generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people."
-Thich Nhat Hanh