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Cheryll Toney Holley
Worked at Hassanamisco Indian Museum
Attended Worcester State College
Lives in Worcester, MA
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Write your book! You know it's within you. But how to bring it out? This post shows you exactly how to do it, step-by-step. Check it out now.
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The #mycolorfulancestry Craze
It seems like every genealogist on Facebook posted their version of the colorful Excel chart developed by Geneaspy blogger, J Paul Hawthorne. So without further ado, here's my 5-generation Excel chart showing the birthplaces of myself and my ancestors. As y...
It seems like every genealogist on Facebook posted their version of the colorful Excel chart developed by Geneaspy blogger, J Paul Hawthorne. So without further ado, here's my 5-generation Excel chart showing the birthplaces ...
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Are you charging enough for your time?
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. Are you charging enough for your time? As a freelancer, it’s a risky undertaking when setting your hourly rates. You don’t want to undervalue your services, but at the same time, you don’t want to scare away potential cu...
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I should mention that I'm presenting a webinar next week! It's called "Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research."

I am really looking forward to presenting this brand new topic where I reveal the smoking gun I found to prove my argument derived originally from indirect evidence.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars : Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research
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Anyone who has been affected by gout knows how awful it can be. Gout is a painful disorder that causes joint inflammation, leading to acute arthritis. When gout...
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Whether you need plantain for a wound, a salad, or for fun, this is one plant that is easily accessible and beneficial for many different uses. It's a great herb to include in your local materia medica!
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Learn how to make herb paste, a wonderful way to preserve herbs for culinary and medicinal uses! From parsley to sage to thyme, get creative in the kitchen.
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A Virtual High-Five
I recently received an email from a Courtney Phillips who mentors a group of youngsters in her area. She said that they had visited my PastTense Genealogy website, checked out the resources, and wanted to give me a "High Five" for the resources I included o...
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Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken. The letters, journals, documents and drawings tell the story not only of the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, but also the history of our nation.
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The Storms of Vermont, Part 2 - Susannah Storm's Probate Record
Susannah Storms was the eldest child of Primus and Parmelia. She was born in 1788 in Fishkill, NY to a slave mother and free father. The family traveled to Basin Harbor, Vermont with Platt Rogers, mother Parmelia's owner. The Storms became one of the many f...
Susannah Storms was the eldest child of Primus and Parmelia. She was born in 1788 in Fishkill, NY to a slave mother and free father. The family traveled to Basin Harbor, Vermont with Platt Rogers, mother Parmelia's owner. The...
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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
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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