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Nia Jai (Railroads and Cotton)
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telling the story of my ancestors, one record at a time
telling the story of my ancestors, one record at a time

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"Pioneer of Black History Month"

Black History Month began with Carter G. Woodson, a historian and trailblazer in the scholarship of African American history. In an effort to promote the history of African Americans, which was so often misrepresented or simply ignored by scholars at the time, Woodson in 1926 pioneered “Negro History Week,” later extended to a whole month, during the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Woodson’s dedication to bringing the overlooked minority figures of the past out of the shadows reverberates to this day through the celebration of African American culture that is Black History Month.

#Texas #history

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Hardy Griffin: Martin County Landowner
I've been working on a lot of "needle in haystack" research lately, with the help of some awesome local researchers I found on AncestryCloud.com . One area that I'm pursing now to try to break through the 1860s brick wall, is land ownership. Some of my rela...

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The minister that married my g-g grandparents. #calvert #texas #matrimony

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Termination Points (Temporary) - Part 1
I don't like calling these ancestors the termination points on my family tree; that seems to connote a finality that I refuse to accept. I will find my ancestors prior to these points. I will find out where my family comes from; well at least where they wer...

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{Wordless Wednesday} Matrimony in Calvert
Garrison Cross (over 21) Affidavit for Marriage License to Josephine Anderson (16 yrs), dated 14 Apr 1880 Marriage License of Garrison Cross (23) and Josephine Anderson (16) on 21 Apr 1880

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