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Life Stories

It’s About Us

African American Genealogy DNA is about bringing unity, dismantling ethnic division, separation of a human being for no real reason except learn behavior. So “Life Stories” is about we are one family of humanoids on earth. Inspiring others to create a place without restrictions or a sense of bondage by religion, color, ethnicity or other change that prohibit real communication and living.

Genetics is one path to enlightenment to understanding who we are, how we got to be, where we came from and how we became to be. In other words, the journey is from Africa and across the world. We migrated and planted the human seeds ever place on earth. Reunification of man and women.

Ancestry Circles, Gen 2.0 and Family Tree are bridging the gap, seeing the world of humans as a whole not separated. Continue to learn from each other, do not let traditional ethnicity block us from the human tree.

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Nominations for AAHGS National Awards

From: Baba Gene Stephenson, President@aahgs.org

May 18, 2018

 

Hotep AAHGS Family,

 

Here we are, at this special time of the year, when we have an opportunity with confidence, to nominate persons whom we consider both worthy of acknowledging their special contributions to the genealogy and historical venues of ancestral research, and have been a representative gold mine to the community.  The iconic musician Charlie “Bird” Parker mused NOW IS THE TIME, which appropriately fits the exclusivity of those nominated.  Let’s not allow the time to pass us by.  Let’s set if off, and get these nominations started right…quickly!

 

Sooo, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is currently seeking nominations for its National Awards. Only financial members of AAHGS may submit nominations. All nominations must be documented on the AAHGS Awards Nomination Form and submitted via email to Awards@aahgs.org  or electronically on the 2018 Awards Online Submission Form.

 

See the AAHGS website under National Awards Program for additional details on the awards and for the nomination form.

 

Awards must be submitted no later than June 1st.

Nominations may be submitted for one or more of the following awards.  However, a submitter cannot nominate the same person for multiple awards.

 

James Dent Walker Award

The James Dent Walker Award is the highest award that can be bestowed by AAHGS upon a person who has exhibited distinguished accomplishments through a significant and measurable contribution to the research, documentation, and/or preservation of African American history. Membership in AAHGS is not required. [Plaque, Honorary life membership, brass membership card]

 

Paul Edward Sluby, Sr. /Jean Sampson-Scott, Meritorious Achievement Awards

The Paul Edward Sluby, Sr. and Jean Sampson-Scott Meritorious Achievement Awards are the second highest awards that can be bestowed by AAHGS upon an organization(s) or person(s) who has exhibited distinguished performance through a significant and measurable contribution to African American history and/or genealogy within the past two years. No more than two awards in this category will be given annually. Membership in AAHGS is not required. [Plaque]

 

Marsha M. Greenlee, History Award

The Marsha M. Greenlee History Award is presented to a person or group for outstanding and measurable achievements in the field of African American history (e.g., history, anthropology, etc). The nomination will be judged on scholarship, presentation and originality. This nomination should result from publication of a book, dissertation, or other manuscript produced by the recipient. Only members of AAHGS and affiliated groups are eligible for this award. [Plaque]

 

Distinguished National Service Award

The Distinguished National Service Award recognizes an AAHGS member who has provided extraordinary, dedicated service of direct benefit to the AAHGS organization at the national level.  Such service may be for a single act or for continuing service, which far exceeds expectations in AAHGS national leadership in achieving the goals of the organization. [Plaque, Honorary life membership]

 

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Genealogy Award

The Elizabeth Clark-Lewis Genealogy Award is presented to a person for original research in support of African American genealogy. The nomination will be judged on scholarly and original research and must document the genealogy of African American ancestors. Only members of AAHGS and affiliated groups are eligible for this award. [Plaque]

Chapter of the Year Award

This award is bestowed on an AAHGS chapter who has made outstanding contributions to the AAHGS mission to preserve African American history and genealogy through sponsorship of quality chapter programs, activities, and services over the past year.   This award is not necessarily presented each year. [Plaque]

On-The-Spot Award

The On-The-Spot Award is presented to a Chapter member for a recent, specific, measurable accomplishment, which impacts or contributes to AAHGS mission and goals. Only financial members of AAHGS chapters are eligible for this award. [Payment of AAHGS national membership dues for the next calendar year]

The Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation is presented to an individual or team who has made a contribution to AAHGS or its principles and deserves a token of thanks. The Certificate will result from an act(s) performed within two years of its presentation.  Membership in AAHGS is not required.

AAHGS President’s Award

The AAHGS President’s Award is presented to a member who has rendered outstanding Service to AAHGS for a minimum of five (5) years at a personal sacrifice of time.  This nominee has, in addition, contributed immeasurably to the Society’s growth and well-being.  Such service may be for a single continuing activity, or for a variety of activities.The President alone is the sole selector of the recipient of this award. [Plaque, Honorary life membership]

 

Asante Sana

Map of Lynching in Georgia 1880-1968

Source: Low Country Africana Research Community: African Genealogy, posted by Leslie Spencer from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution access May 8, 2018.

Interactive map of Lynching in Georgia 1880-1968

Script Tutorial: Making Sense of Old Handwriting

Access: BYU, Department of History and the Center for Family History and Genealogy

Between 1500 and 1800 Britain and Ireland used a variety of scripts–often mixing forms from an older script with newer innovations. While much material written after 1750 is decipherable without specialized training, some older, difficult, forms of writing persisted in particular record types until the 1850s. The dominant script from the early modern period (1500-1700) in England, Wales, Ireland, and colonial America was the secretary hand. Secretary hand was also used in Scotland, though Scots writers developed a few unique letterforms and strokes not found in other places within Britain. This tutorial concentrates on secretary hand, but begins with more modern hands to provide paleographic practice; it also introduces older scripts used between the middle ages and the sixteenth century.

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Repository at the Library of Virginia

Nearly 900 public claims from Auditor of Public Accounts have been indexed, digitized, and added to Virginia Untold. A public claim is a record remitted to the commonwealth by a locality or individual in order to obtain payment. These public claims concern pre-1865 enslaved persons and free African Americans convicted of capital crimes. Virginia passed increasingly restrictive laws in response to white fears of slave crime and insurrection. Slaveholders were compensated when enslaved people ran away or were imprisoned or executed.

The American Colonization Society transported some free African Americans and condemned enslaved people to Liberia. Public service claims may include affidavits, bonds, correspondence, local court records, death warrants, estate files, powers of attorney, receipts, sheriff certificates, and valuations of enslaved people and free African Americans.
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The Ancestor Hunt

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