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Supreme Court to Determine Public Records Threat

The first Monday in October is traditionally the start of the U.S. Supreme Court’s annual term. During the first week, the Court typically hears a few cases, and announces some of the other cases they have chosen for review during the Term.  This amounts to something less than 200 cases out of thousands of petitions addressed to  the Court. So, …Continue reading →

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“Restore My Name:” The First Edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy

Luckie Daniels, proprietor of Our Georgia Roots, a tenacious researcher and tech expert, has taken on the hosting of the first edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy.   The theme for the first edition concerns slave research.   Participants are asked to answer one or more of the following questions: What responsibilities are involved on the part of the researcher when …Continue reading →

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Carnival of Genealogy: A Tribute to Women

The Carnival is now posted at Jasia’s Creative Gene.  There are 31 outstanding selections from both veteran and nedwcomer genea-bloggers. You won’t find my contribution there; I simply ran out of time.  But had I had the time, I would have written about Mary Elizabeth Bowser.   A Central Intelligence Agency paper tells her story as one of the least-known, but …Continue reading →

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A Loving Legacy

Mildred Delores Jeter, born in 1939 or 1940, grew up in Central Point, near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia. It was a small town where of course everybody knew everybody else. By the time Mildred was eleven or twelve years old, she was smitten with the handsome, blond, older boy with the curious name, Richard Loving. A friend of Mildred’s …Continue reading →

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