Archive for 'Personal Experience'
Today’s blog was written by genealogist Renée K. Carl As a genealogist with a background in cultural anthropology, I relish the research project that allows me to put information about a family into the context of the times. When a genealogist in Canada put out a call for assistance on a project regarding his ancestor’s […]
Posted by Ligon on June 16, 2015, under Genealogy, Personal Experience, RG 45 Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, Slavery and the Slave Trade.
Freedmen’s Bureau Transportation Records: Letters of “Sold” Former Slaves Seeking to Rejoin Loved Ones
Written by Damani Davis, Reference Archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D. C. Due to the recent popularity of genealogy-based television series such as, African American Lives, Who Do You Think You Are, and Faces of America, the interest in genealogical research has grown rapidly among African Americans. Reference archivists and specialists at the […]
written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland For many years, employees at the National Archives have participated in the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) annual conferences. They’ve shared information on records relating to the black experience that can be found […]
Posted by Ligon on September 23, 2014, under Civil Rights, Personal Experience.
Today’s blog is written by Vera J. Williams, IT Specialist in the BP Project Assistance Division at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland On January 15, 2014, the 85th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a family member, Clayton Adams and I walked in the path of our Great-Great-Great Grandfather Solomon Northup – the […]
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