Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sacred Sunday: Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux

A member of the Church of God at Williamsburg, VA , Howard W., commented on my blog posting, Sacred Sunday: Elder Lighfoot Solomon Michaux on February 7, 2011. This article was posted on August 9, 2009.

God Bless You,

It is great to see others appreciate the Founder of one of America's greatest Churches.

There is much more to this man and his doings which we are getting out there to others every week.

Here is our Web Site: which you will find much more about the Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux.

Thanks for posting this information
Since my discovery of the grave sites of Elder Michaux and his wife Mary during the summer of 2009, I have begun researching their lives and ministry. In August and September of 2009, I also visited the two churches they founded in Newport News and Hampton, VA. This was around the time of the 90th anniversary of this church organization.

For more information on Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, visit the following websites:

  • Sidewalk Preacher Went to National Radio
  • Elder Michaux
  • Michaux Posting on Find Your Folks Blog
  • Saturday, February 19, 2011

    The History Press

    For all of you genealogists and family historians who are looking for a book publisher, check out The History Press. The publisher focuses on local and community stories in a variety of categories and series.

    Saturday, February 12, 2011

    Tweeting During Lecture


    Nadasue of Into the Light and I attended a lecture by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander on African Americans in Civil War Virginia. We had a great time tweeting during the lecture. Click here to read our tweets. The lights were turned off during most of the presentation so that we could see the PowerPoint, so excuse the typos. Thanks to all who were reading and responding to our tweets.

    Professor Dru

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Nuturing Our Roots Guest - Angela Walton Raji

    Angela Walton Raji of African Roots Podcast will be a guest on Nurturing Our Roots Blog Talk Radio Show on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 7 PM CST. Hope you will join in!

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    Robin Foster's Interview on Blog Talk Radio

    On Sunday night, I had the pleasure of listening to Robin Foster being interviewed by Antoinette Harrell on the Blog Talk Radio show called Nurturing Our Roots. In this hour long interview, Robin shares techniques and unique resources which have helped her to find success in documenting her ancestors. Click here to listen to interview.

    For more information on Robin Foster, visit her blogs at:

  • About Our Freedom

  • Saving Our Stories
  • Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Thomas MacEntee's Blog Talk Radio Show

    Congratulations to Thomas MacEntee on the premier of his new blog talk radio show last night. I wish I had felt like staying up after the Vanessa Williams episode of Who Do You Think You Are . Nevertheless thanks to the archive of this show, I was able to listen to the whole show when I woke up around 1:30 a.m. this morning. Thomas, you're a natural radio talk show host and hats off to you for initiating this new program and format for genealogists to interact on the Internet.

    Listen to internet radio with GeneaBloggers on Blog Talk Radio

    Vanessa William's Paternal Ancestry

    If you watched the first show of Season Two of Who Do You Think You Are , I'm sure you'd agree that the season started with a bang as we watched actress Vanessa Williams' search for her paternal ancestors. I have much to say about show and will do that in separate blog postings. Thanks to the power of the Internet, the show is now available to be viewed online.

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Gearing Up for Season Two of WDYTYA

    I hope that genealogists everywhere are gearing up for tonight's start of Season Two of the Who Do You Think You Are television series which airs on NBC this at 8 p.m. I am especially excited about seeing what actress and former Miss America, Vanessa Williams, learns about her great great grandfather’s Civil War career during her visit to the National Archives in Washington, DC. How amazing it is that she found a photo of her ancestor in his pension file. I look forward to visiting the National Archives soon to read through the pension file of my newly adopted USCT soldier, Madison Lewis. I'm also looking forward to the online discussions and analysis of this first episode.

    Below is a clip of Vanessa's discovery of the pension file of her ancestor. I look forward to having a similar type of experience soon.

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Morgan Freeman's Comments on Black History Month

    Today, February 1st, begins the Black History Month celebrations for 2011. When I was in school the 1970s, Black History month was only a week. Unfortunately, I don't remember what I learned during this week long celebrations. Later, it became a month long celebration. But there are some people, including African Americans like actor Morgan Freeman, who feel that there is not a need for Black History Month. I feel the special celebrations and recognitions in February of African American achievement are great and should continue, but as a blogger and genealogist, I celebrate Black History everyday.

    What do you think of Morgan Freeman's comments about Black History Month?