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Cheryll Toney Holley
Worked at Hassanamisco Indian Museum
Attended Worcester State College
Lives in Worcester, MA
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My Favorite Resource for New England Native American Research
My favorite record group for tracking Native people in New England is housed in the National Archives down in Washington, DC. It's part of Record Group 75 also known as the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The pages known as  75.12.2 are the Records...
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When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation. Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride – it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life. Know your value and what you have to offer, and never settle for anything less than what you deserve. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/05/23/14-rules-for-being-you/
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Participating this year
This is my second time participating in this yearly challenge. This year I want to write a bit on two of my favorite families - the Toneys and the Storms (I'm doing two because I couldn't decide on one). Caesar Toney and Pr...
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The Native Ancestry of Laura Vickers
Laura
L. Vickers was born on Dec 30, 1869 in CT. She married Walter Tuttle on August 22, 1889 in Sturbridge, MA. Her marriage
record lists her race as Indian. Her
parents were Charles
K. Vickers and Polly Dorus*. Charles
Vickers was born in Mar 1843 in Hamp...
Laura L. Vickers was born on Dec 30, 1869 in CT. She married Walter Tuttle on August 22, 1889 in Sturbridge, MA. Her marriage record lists her race as Indian. Her parents were Charles K. Vickers and Polly Dorus*...
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Professional Researcher, Historian, Genealogist
Employment
  • Hassanamisco Indian Museum
    Director
  • PastTense Genealogy
    Principal
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Currently
Worcester, MA
Previously
Washington, DC
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Nipmuc tradition-keeper, historian & genealogist with a fascination for New England's African and Native populations, both past and present.
Introduction
Cheryll Toney Holley, proprietor of PastTense Genealogy, is a professional researcher and writer specializing in African-American and Native American peoples in New England. For over fifteen years, she has compiled genealogies and written family histories for descendants of New England's communities of color.  A trained historian, she also directs the Hassanamisco Indian Museum located in Grafton, Massachusetts.
Education
  • Worcester State College
    BA History
  • Howard University