Preservationists fight to properly document slave cemetery

Race against time Preservationists want to document plantation slave cemeteries before history is lost By Prentiss Findlay Eugene Frazier and Thomas Johnson surveyed a forest of graves at a hidden cemetery on James Island where they said more than 200 people are laid to rest. Most of the deceased are in unmarked graves. Many of …

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AfriGeneas Reaches 1500 Fans on Facebook!

AfriGeneasTM reached 1500 fans on Facebook today. We picked up 500 fans in two months, 300 of those in the month of December alone! Anna Guy Burroughs of Willingboro, NJ was the 1500th fan. Our thanks Anna and all the other wonderful genealogists and family historians who make AfriGeneas possible! What a great way to …

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Day 2 at IBGS – Part 2

It’s almost 2:00 in the morning and just arrived home after driving straight through from Ft. Wayne. Going to get a few zzzzzzs before I have to get up to go to work but wanted to post these photos for your enjoyment: There’s more. Will add them over the next few days.

Commentary: Tracing Michelle Obama’s roots — and yours

By Tony Burroughs Special to CNN Editor’s note: Tony Burroughs is a professional genealogist and author of “Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.” He taught genealogy at Chicago State University for 15 years. (CNN) — Last week a New York Times article reported that Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandparents were …

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