Genealogy Roundup, May 12

Genealogy Roundup, May 12

How to Use Tech to Capture Your Family History: Our elders have rich stories to share. There’s no better time than now to sit down and hit Record. – Some useful and timely tips here!

1950 Census on Track for 2022 Release, Despite Pandemic – 👏👏👏

Findmypast says ‘timelines will be met’ on 1921 census despite covid impact – 👏👏👏

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary – Sharing in case this might be of interest to my fellow genies looking for ways to preserve family recipes. There are several variations available.

As I continue excavating (aka decluttering), I keep stumbling upon pieces of my past I was either unaware of or had forgotten. This video is one of them. To be clear, I remember this experience well, but had forgotten about this ad hoc video made at the time.

Filmed in 2007, it’s the story of my gut-wrenching genealogical discovery that Coleman Sharpton, great-grandfather of Rev. Al Sharpton, was enslaved by members of Strom Thurmond’s family – and that he was bought and sold several times while still a youngster. The jarring title is a direct quote from one of the documents pertaining to Coleman Sharpton.

The Golden Apple: A Story From Osturňa – My fellow Osturnites (and really, Rusyns, those with roots in Slovakia, and Slavs in general) will want to read this! There’s a good chance you’ll recognize your surname in this re-telling of a classic saga. It’s a labor of love by Thom Kolton. 🙏

Photo Credit: danna § curious tangles

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