Happy Birthday, Alex Haley

I read Alex Haley’s Roots when I was 12 years old with my Granny during summer break. I remember not wanting to go outside and play, so she told me I had to read a book if I was going to stay inside. My Granny had been a teacher/high school guidance counselor for over 50…

AAHGS 43rd National Conference – October 12-15, 2022

The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society has announced that the 43rd National Conference is now open for registration. This year’s conference will be virtual on October 12-15, 2022. There will be sessions on DNA, research methodologies, how to research online, how to research during slavery for both the slave and the slave owner, and…

I Am Featured in the July/August 2022 Issue of Family Tree Magazine

I started this journey over 10 years ago alone in the library looking through census records on microfilm. I wrote out my family tree by hand from the one funeral program I had of my Granny’s and the newspaper obituaries of my other three grandparents and my great grandmother. I hadn’t read any genealogy reference…

RootsTech 2023 March 2-4, 2023

Mark your calendars for March 2-4, 2023! I’m excited to announce that RootsTech 2023 will be a global online event enhanced by an in-person experience! YOU decide how you want to enjoy RootsTech. Attend the conference from the comfort of your home or join your fellow family history enthusiasts in person in Salt Lake City….

Best 25 Genealogy Podcasts You Must Follow in 2022 – We Are #11

I’m so excited to announce that our podcast has been included in the Best 25 Genealogy Podcasts to Follow in 2022. We are listed with some of my favorite genealogy podcasts including, Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems, Bernice Bennett’s Research at the National Archives and Beyond, and Family Tree Magazine Podcast. We are thrilled to…

It’s Official the 1950 US Census Is Now Available

It has been 72 years of waiting, but the 1950 US Census has finally been released. I still have to wait another 12 years for the 1960 US Census to be released to be able to find my parents. But I have been able to locate all of my grandparents, my great grandmother, and most…

5 Sessions we Enjoyed Most at RootsTech

You may think RootsTech 2022 is over but the truth is, it’s just beginning. Those sessions did not go away on the last day of the conference, They are still there for you to go back and watch and learn from. If you didn’t know, there are over 1500 sessions in 30 languages available for…

It’s Almost Time. RootsTech 2022 begins March 3rd.

It’s almost time. As of today, Feb. 27th, we are 4 days away from the start of RootsTech 2022. We are super excited about RootsTech. Although we wish we were in Salt Lake City in person, we’re glad virtual is an option again this year. If you would like to participate in RootsTech, it’s not…