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Why am I indexing Freedmen's Bureau Records?
Arrival of freedmen and their families at Baltimore, Maryland - an every day scene Digital ID:  (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a38182 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a38182 Who said indexing was not fun?  Not me. I can distinctly remember being handed papers to ...
Who said indexing was not fun? Not me. I can distinctly remember being handed papers to extract information in the 1990's while we were in the Chicago Heights Stake. I had a small toddler. I did not understand the full measure of what I was doing at the time, but I remember the feeling I had ...
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It is official! I am so very excited to be a part of “Genealogy Gone Wild.” This conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio from 26 April – 29 April.

I am looking forward to meeting D Joshua Taylor, Genealogy Roadshow Host and many genealogy friends!

Join the 2017 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference page to learn more! If you will be at FGS next week in Springfield, Illinois, stop by the table to learn more about the speaker lineup.
https://www.facebook.com/2017-Ohio-Genealogical-Society-Conference-557689601072231/?pnref=story
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In this post, I share our experience visiting the notorious Lumpkin's Jail site in Richmond, Virginia which was a holding place for enslaved people waiting to be sold along with historical resources I have found so far. 'No Longer the Devil's Half Acre' http://genealogyisatrip.com/blog/no-longer-the-devil-s-half-acre #RichmondVirgina #genealogy #GenealogyIsATrip #LumpkinsJail
In Richmond, Virginia near I-95, archaeologists uncovered Lumpkin's Jail owned by Robert Lumpkin where enslaved people were held in dire conditions until they were traded. It is projected that a groundbreaking for a memorial or museum will be held in 2017.
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Home · About Robin Foster · Author Page for Edna Foster · Genealogy is a Trip! Newspaper Extraction Form · Pick a Free Family Tree! Follow by Email. GeneaBloggers. © 2010-2016 Robin Foster. Powered by Blogger. Book Graphic. Book graphic by Freepik from Flaticon is licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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Do not overlook cemetery inscription books at the local library.
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After our visit to the Louisiana State Archives, we decided to drive to Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisana to see if we could find documentation on Ellis' great grandparents, Joseph and Josephine Jones Marshall who were living in the area on the 1880 Census.
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I am really excited to have been chosen to speak at #RootsTech in February 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. My sessions are:

Session ID: 89781
Finding Burial Sites of Formerly Enslaved People

Session ID: 89851
Documenting My Freedmen Ancestors

I hope to see you there! Stay tuned to https://www.rootstech.org for upcoming information.
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I spent my four years of high school at St. Francis Academy. If you tried to find it today, you would not because the name was changed years ago to Joliet Catholic Academy when the diocese combined the two Catholic high schools in Joliet. Boys attended Joliet Catholic High School and girls ...
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If you have ancestors from counties in Tennessee, check out the historical records preserved by the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
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Never in my wildest expectations did I ever imagine bringing down my Mississippi research challenge in the Library of Virginia.
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This is an account of our first experience researching at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We had a definite plan, and we came away with the records we had hoped to find.
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  • Chicago State University
  • Midlands Technical College
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Blogger | Genealogist & Presenter | Inbound Marketer - HubSpot Certified | http://www.robinsavingstories.com
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     I actively promote useful social networking and genealogy resources. I currently am building communities and assisting others on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus.  I am a regular presenter at genealogical societies, libraries, and family history centers. Visit my website to learn more.

See recent interview at Madame Noire:
Tech Talk: Pinterest Gains Ground with African-American Women 


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#21st Top Networker in the US! (XeeMe Wall Of Fame - July 6, 2013 Wall of Fame: http://xeeme.com/_/System/AppsPub/Xeeme/WWOF.cfm My Entire Online Presence: http://xeeme.com/RobinFoster
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Writing, Research, Networking, Social Media, Genealogy, Editing, Presenting, Speaking
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  • Ask Me to Present
    Presenter, 2005 - present
  • Heritage Makers
    Graphics Design, Book Publishing, Family History Research, 2013
  • So-Fro Fabrics, Self-Employed
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Why am I indexing Freedmen's Bureau Records? ~ Saving Stories
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A litmus test on racism in America ~ Saving Stories
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Get a Peak Into What's Coming with Innovator Summit Keynote Speakers
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Seasoned Entrepreneurs Ken Krogue, cofounder of InsideSales.com, and Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch, motivated the nearly 1000 aspiring

Dallas Genealogical Society Writing Contest Closes March 3, 2016
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Now that the rush of the holidays is over, the Dallas Genealogical Society reminds all genealogists that its 2016 Writing Contest is now ope

Family Memories: Genealogists Share Favorite Family History Documents
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As family historians, we are detectives, sleuthing our way to brilliant ancestry finds that illuminate the lives of those who came before us

Deceased veterans to receive full military honors
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Three American soldiers are on their way to receiving the honors they missed out on when they died 29 years ago.

Coffee family name fading?
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FLORENCE — The Coffee family name has been prominent for almost two centuries. That may be changing.

Exhibit exploring the slave trade makes it to Lynchburg
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A Library of Virginia exhibit exploring the slave trade in Virginia before the Civil War is making its way to Lynchburg.

Genealogy: My Father's Roots and Mine
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Today, December 23, is National Roots Day. Whenever I think about my roots, I am inspired by my late father’s obsession with genealogy and d

Genealogical Society needs help from the public - Herald Independent - h...
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WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County Genealogical Society has several ongoing projects and wants to get the community involved.The organization.

Museum exhibit showcases family history, genealogy | November 25, 2015 |...
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Angie Wilderman's fascination with genealogy began with a lie. Or, perhaps it was more a misunderstanding. A New York native who moved to th

How building your family tree on Famberry could help you claim an inheri...
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Famberry (www.famberry.com), the private collaborative family tree builder, is pleased to announce the release of a new innovative Family Tr

Historical Society aims to preserve oral history - Islands' Sounder
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One of the projects included in this year’s Orcas Island Community Foundation’s annual Holiday Giving Calendar is Orcas Island Historical So

Blame the Millennials: The End of Family Tree Maker Genealogy Software -...
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Genealogy expert Thomas MacEntee weighs in on the end of Family Tree Maker - can we blame the Millenials and the subscription economy?

Good News! Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness has been resurrected!
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RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) has been resurrected! Posted: 07 Jan 2015 08:20 AM PST Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RA

Brick Wall Removal
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Have you ever hit a genealogical "brick wall" in your research? Do you put all other research efforts on hold in order to track down the elu