Ancestry Academy courses: expert info on timelines, pensions, Native Americans, and more

The number of course offerings at Ancestry Academy continues to grow.  The categories and how many courses in each are listed below. Ancestry Products (14) Includes many areas of what Ancestry has to offer. Records (14) Includes early censuses, military pension applications, and the 1940 census! Methodology and Skills (8) Includes timelines obituaries, and resources […]

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St. Paul’s Pilgrim Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Sasha Aslanian, a reporter from Minnesota Public Radio, has a wonderful story today about Pilgrim Baptist Church. The church is celebrating 150 year of existence. It was founded by former slaves. Sasha relates “. . . Robert Hickman, an escaped slave from Missouri who 150 years ago led slaves traveling north on the Underground Railroad, […]

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Ancestry.com marks Black History Month

This press release was just sent by Ancestry.com.  Ancestry.com Marks Black History Month with 250,000 New African American Records Nearly 35 Million Americans Can Find an Ancestor in the World’s Largest Online Collection of African American Family History Records PROVO, UTAH (February 1, 2011) – In honor of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest […]

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Virgnia: Black or Indian?

Some Virginia researchers may already be aware of this, but for others this information may explain some difficulties as you research vital records of Native Americans and African Americans in that state. Walter Ashby Plecker was the first head of the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics and served from 1912-1946. He did some beneficial things […]

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