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A church built by some of Canada's earliest black settlers will be restored after a major grant from the Ontario government.
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(above) Overwash on the only road into Hoopersville is now a common occurrence when eastern winds arise during high tide. Photo credit: Greg Kahn. The first thing you notice is the standing water in the roadside gullies, even though it hasn't rained in a week. Then, you notice the small houses ...
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The idea is to create a "Path of History." Adding benches, historic signage and water fountains would create park-like settings and hopefully attract visitors, organizers said.
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Four archaeologists stood among a 45-foot by 10-foot trench within “Yankee Square” at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon.
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A man gave back a stone from the Raleigh Cemetery that he had been carrying around with him since the the 1970s.
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The church at Northeast Failing Street and Northeast 8th Avenue was originally built by Volga German immigrants. It's been vacant for years, but neighbors still want to see it saved.
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The high position on the James River in Charles City County was the prime spot for a Union fort, so the U.S. Colored Troops under the command of Gen. Edward A. Wild started building what would become Fort Pocahontas in early May 1864.
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A treasure trove of Coast Miwok life dating back 4,500 years - older than King Tut's tomb - was discovered in Marin County and then destroyed to make way for multimillion-dollar homes, archaeologists told The Chronicle this week. The 300-foot-long site contained 600 human burials, tools, musical instruments, harpoon tips, spears and throwing sticks from a time long before the introduction of the bow and arrow. No artifacts were savedAll of it, ...
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The Hempstead Town Board is considering designating the St. Matthias Church Cemetery in Wantagh as
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Professional Genealogist, Historian
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    2010 - present
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Professional genealogist and family historian.  Currently writing the application for the nomination of the historic Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex in Portsmouth, VA, to the National Register of Historic Places.  I have researched the African-American and slave burial grounds and cemeteries in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina for the past five years.  For more information on the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex and other historic cemeteries in Portsmouth,  see The African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth Virginia , and on Facebook, (AAHCPVA)
Websites:  The African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth Virginia
The African American Cemeteries of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina.

Affiliations: National Genealogical Society, The Association for Gravestone Studies, Duke Alumni Association, Association of Professional Genealogists, Find a Grave.


Bragging rights
Personally collected over 7,300 names (with family histories) of persons interred in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex, est.1879, Portsmouth Virginia from extant death records, registers, and certificates. This was completed as part of the restoration effort for this historic site.
Education
  • Duke University
    Political Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Duke University
    African/African American Studies, 1993 - 1998
  • Morehouse College
    African American History, 1994 - 1994
  • North Carolina Central University
    African American Women's History, 1993 - 1994