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Cheryll Toney Holley
Worked at Hassanamisco Indian Museum
Attended Worcester State College
Lives in Worcester, MA
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Caesar Toney Again
As a followup to yesterday's post -  What is the relationship between John Hazeltine, Esquire and Caesar Toney? The deed states that Hazeltine is selling and gifting this land to Caesar "  in Consideration of the Love and good Will I do bear to Cesar Tony" ...
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Caesar Toney
Caesar Toney is my 5th great-grandfather. He married Margaret (Peggy) Romsor of Worcester on 7 September 1756 in Upton, MA. Peggy and Caesar had two sons Caesar Jr. and Abraham. Caesar Jr. and Abraham married two Narragansett sisters, Susannah and Mary Harr...
Caesar Toney is my 5th great-grandfather. He married Margaret (Peggy) Romsor of Worcester on 7 September 1756 in Upton, MA. Peggy and Caesar had two sons Caesar Jr. and Abraham. Caesar Jr. and Abraham married two Narragansett...
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The Smithsonian will announce Tuesday that the wreckage of a vessel that sank in 1794 has been found, the first time a slaving ship that went down with slaves aboard has been recovered.
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Got New England ancestors? Don't miss this new BONUS webinar for Legacy Subscribers - "New England Deeds and Probate: A Powerful Combination" by Marian Pierre-Louis. Now in the Legacy library.
Are you stuck on an ancestor in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)? As Marian Pierre-Louis states in her new webinar, "New England Deeds and Probate," the answer you are looking for may be hiding in...
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Do Something Worth...

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" - Benjamin Franklin

Good morning Google+! You know, it's almost the weekend and I bet you're just itching to push through the day. 

Heck, +Wade Harman was convinced it was already Friday. (He must be anxious about possibly being the next #FridayDanceParty  challenger.)

But here's what I want you to focus on today:

Do something that you're proud of. Take at least 15min, sit down somewhere comfortable and engage your creativity. Engage the side of you that wants to do something bigger, something greater. 

What does that look like? What are you working towards? What one thing do you need to accomplish today that will make today a success?

Do that thing. 

Make today an awesome day-- it's up to you. Nobody can stop you. 

#inspiration   #creativity   #quote   #quotegraphic  
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With the magic of boldness the impossible may be possible.

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NERGC 2015
This was my 5th NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Conference) conference and I think it was the best one yet! It was held at the Rhode Island Conference Center which was a beautiful spot. My hotel was a block away (the Courtyard Marriott) and my room...
This was my 5th NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Conference) conference and I think it was the best one yet! It was held at the Rhode Island Conference Center which was a beautiful spot. My hotel was a block away (the...
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Surname Saturday - CURLESS/CURLISS/CORLISS
This is the first in a series of blog posts dedicated to my female ancestors and their maiden names. Mary Ann Curless Vickers was my 4th great-grandmother. She lived to be more than 100 years old. Born in Smithfield, Rhode Island on 16 August 1797, she also...
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The Women Before Me
I thank Heather Rojo from Nutfield Genealogy for her post on how she organizes her Surname Saturday posts. I'm going to work on the maiden names of women in my ancestry beginning with my maternal line. Those names include: Ransom, Slocum, Dailey, Curless, V...
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Honoring Venture Smith!
STONINGTON — Local dignitaries, historians and descendants of Venture Smith, a former slave who purchased his freedom 250 years ago, gathered on a woodland trail …
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A body of research shows that your DNA may contain a biological memory of the stress your grandparents endured.
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Education
  • Worcester State College
    BA History
  • Howard University
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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.
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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