My ancestry project began 12 years ago. I had attended my first family reunion, which happened to be on father’s side. I seen soo many faces that looked like mine. Noses that looked like mine, and I knew these people were my people. My aunts and great-aunts would always say I reminded them so much of my grandmother or even my great-grandmother. But my memories of them were not as significant as I had hoped they would be.
Being of African descent but living in America. (I don’t like the term African American BTW) we don’t have many options when it comes to finding out about our history, traditions, and culture. We are made to feel like our history started with our ancestors being slaves. So I began to dig into each side of my family to learn more about where I came from.
Our current family tree was being taken down by a family member that had previously been in charge but felt the lack of participation from the rest of the family, so I picked it up. But I moved it over to a more modern and user-friendly program. The rest is history. As I learn about my ancestors and my genealogy I reflect here and share what I think may be beneficial to others.
I AM STILL WORKING ON FIXING THE PHOTOS IN MY POSTS FROM WHEN MY SITE WAS HACKED.
Amongst the celebrities and countless innocent lives that were lost this year, two of my grandmothers sisters passed away as well. Never having met my Grandfather, and trying to find as much info about him as I can, has lead me to Legacy.com. Legacy is......10 January, 2017 ANCESTRY GENEAOLOGY
2016 was a year most of us would prefer to forget. So much happened. One of my minor losses during 2016 was my mind. No seriously. I am not sure what, but something possessed me to delete my files from Youtube. This is one event I......10 January, 2017 ANCESTRY
Surnames have always been an issue for me. History tells us that African American’s were given the surnames of their owners, however, we also know that NOT ALL African Americans were slaves. Traditionally, American women take the last names of their father or husbands. I......07 November, 2016 ANCESTRY
A lot of my Ancestry research is based on stories I’ve been told and questions that I have. People do ancestry research for various reasons. Maybe they are looking for long lost cousins, distant relatives, and biological parents. Some of the questions that I have......05 February, 2016 ANCESTRY GENEAOLOGY
So after spending many years of research with the paper train of family tree’s, sharing stories, and asking a lot of questions. I am currently using the RAW DNA information that I have gotten from my Autosomal results, as well as the ethnic makeup of my DNA......05 January, 2016 ANCESTRY GENEAOLOGY
With the results of my Autosomal DNA results, I now have 100’s of new cousins. Well, they have always been my cousins, but now I have access to reach them. Some people have been very helpful in helping me figure out how we are related,......05 December, 2015 ANCESTRY GENEAOLOGY
One of the main tools that I am using to assist with my ancestry research is GEDMATCH. I think I may have mentioned it in a previous article. GEDMATCH takes your RAW DNA file and uploads it to a database which then, chromosome by chromosome looks at others in the......05 October, 2015 ANCESTRY GENEAOLOGY