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    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] African American genealogy workshop Chester County, PA 4/30/16
    2. The Chester County Historical Society has partnered with the African American Museum in Philadelphia to present a family history program Saturday, April 30, 8:15-2. We are bringing in several well-known speakers including genealogists Shamele Jordon and Dena Chasten-Ellis, local Delaware historian Syl Woolford, and professor of history and policy studies Dr. Craig Stutman. For more information, please visit: www.ChesterCoHistorical.org. Kim Bucklaw Chester County Archives and Records Services (Administered by the Chester County Historical Society) This County of Chester e-mail message, including any attachments, is intended for the sole use of the individual(s) and entity(ies) to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for the intended addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone this e-mail message including any attachments, or any information contained in this e-mail message including any attachments. If you have received this e-mail message in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete the message. Thank you very much.

    04/21/2016 07:44:52
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] Chester County Historical Society Library to Close for January 2016
    2. Chester County Historical Society Library to Close for January 2016 This January the Chester County Historical Society library will again be closed for the "Big Dig." The library staff will "dig in" to some exciting projects to improve library service. This year the focus will be on improving access to cemetery information and the Bible records. The library's last day open to the public will be December 31, 2015. It will reopen on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Please visit www.chestercohistorical.org for updates. Kim Bucklaw Chester County Archives and Records Services Chester County Historical Society This County of Chester e-mail message, including any attachments, is intended for the sole use of the individual(s) and entity(ies) to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for the intended addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone this e-mail message including any attachments, or any information contained in this e-mail message including any attachments. If you have received this e-mail message in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete the message. Thank you very much.

    11/20/2015 09:39:26
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] HELP! Looking For Info On Edward Dell Carter
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: kumeyaayindian Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/24.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I found a few things.. His draft registration is online.. do you have an account ? through ancestry? If not I can give you all the info from the card.. looks like he lived in Philadelphia U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Edward Dell Carter Name: Edward Dell Carter Birth Date: 7 Aug 1884 Birth Place: Willow Grove, Delaware Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Age: Occupation: Nearest Relative: Height/Build: Color of Eyes/Hair: Signature: some of these may have been relatives .. All Delaware Naturalization Records, 1796-1959 results for Carter Matches 1-9 of 9 Sorted By Relevance View Record Name Birth Date Naturalization Date Court Location View Images View Record Charles Carter 16 May 1834 New Castle View Record George Carter 9 May 1850 New Castle View Record George Carter 24 Dec 1845 New Castle View Record Joseph Edward Carter 8 Nov 1883 Kent View Record Marianne Carter 11 Dec 1952 Kent View Record Marianne Carter 11 Dec 1952 Kent View Record Mary Catherine Carter 17 Dec 1951 Sussex View Record Mary Catherine Carter 2 Nov 1917 Sussex View Record Marianne Carter 15 Feb 1928 Kent Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    08/10/2012 01:54:17
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] HELP! Looking For Info On Edward Dell Carter
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: baileyedsallparr Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/24/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My Great-Great-Great grandfather's named was Edward Dell Carter, born August 7, 1884. He was born in Willow Grove, Kent, Delaware. He married in 1920 Mittie Blanche L. Williams. Togther they moved to Philadelphia. Other than this and that his parents were from Delaware, I really have no other information on him. If anyone can help me out I would greatly appriciate it. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    02/03/2012 07:17:27
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] New To Group
    2. Anita Wills
    3. ------------------------------ Greetings Everyone, My name is Anita and I am new to this group. This is to introduce myself and my interest in Genealogy. I have been doing research for over thirty years now, and have been blessed. I traced my maternal lines to Delaware, Maryland, Colonial Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina. The information I found has so far filled two books, Notes and Dcouments of Free Persons of Color, and Pieces of the Quilt: The Mosaic of an African American Family. Both books detail my research and the Information I collected on my ancestors. My books are available through Amazon.com <http://amazon.com/>. I also have a radio show called, Anita Talks Genealogy, which airs on Blog Talk Radio. My show Airs Friday nights from 8:00-8:45 pm, (pst), every Friday. Anita Talks Genealogy <http://blogtalkradio.com/Anita-Wills> Another site I maintain is, the Minqua Site, which is about my Pennsylvania ancestors, who resided in the Welsh Mountains. Minqua <http://minqua.ning.com/> Prior to my researching our ancestors, the only information I had about our family history, came from my mother. She told me everything she knew, but she did not know everything. It was only by accident that I found the names of my ancestors and that they resided in Virginia. That was the one clue that set me off on a Journey that continues to this day. I connected to ancestors who were in the Revolutionary War, and ancestors who were Mulatto Servants to George Washington's Family, and to the Family of President James Monroe. For me finding these ancestors were like opening a can of worms, but it is my family's history. I like forward to sharing with everyone. Anita Wills

    08/11/2010 04:35:17
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] DNA and ITS LINK TO FAMILY HISTORY
    2. Have you had occasion to browse the web site for the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society at _www.downstatedegenealogists.org_ (http://www.downstatedegenealogists.org/) ? If not, you will find it is presenting a conference on DNA and ITS LINK TO FAMILY HISTORY on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010, at the Hilton Garden Inn Dover, 1706 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speakers will be: · Thomas H. Shawker, M.D., a physician at the National Institute of Health and serves as the chairman of the National Genealogical Society Committee on Genetic Genealogy. He is the author of Unlocking Your Genetic History and is a past president of the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society. · Mark J. Wadhams, MS, Quality Manager at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He has worked in the field of forensics for over 20 years. He has been involved with the identification of skeletal remains of numerous military service members as well as Tsar Nicholas II. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences and has published papers in the field of forensics. Dr. Shawker will have two presentations: (1) DNA Testing: The Very, Very Basics – This presentation explains the principles behind Y chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA tests for genealogy, how to interpret the results, and how those results can be used for genealogy. Topics include what specific test to order, how to verify relationships between individuals with the same surname, and help verify that elusive female ancestor. This presentation is designed to address the needs of the very beginner in DNA technology. (2) Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry: Genetic Genealogy & DNA Testing – Do I have Native American or Jewish ancestry? Where in Africa do I come from? These are some of the questions that family historians can research using DNA tests, including Y chromosome, mtDNA, and autosomal markers. This lecture will discuss the value of these tests, how to apply them and how to interpret the results. Mr. Wadhams will have a presentation on The Genealogical/Scientific Role Family Members Play in the Identification of Missing Service Members from Military Conflicts: Unknowns Never Again - a presentation on the identification of the Vietnam Unknown. This presentation will also include what the AFDIL does in accounting for current-day losses, as well as those service members missing from prior conflicts in Vietnam, Korea, World War II, World War I, and even the Civil War, along with the challenges of working with genealogists in finding family members from whom it can get DNA references. The link for the registration form is _http://www.downstatedegenealogists.org/resources/DDGS+DNA+Brochure.pdf_ (http://www.downstatedegenealogists.org/resources/DDGS+DNA+Brochure.pdf)

    07/29/2010 04:43:30
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Ann Shadd Cary - 1823-1893
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Lace_Lynch Surnames: Classification: biography Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/23/mb.ashx Message Board Post: October 9, 1823 - June 5, 1893 Mary Ann Shadd was born in Delaware to parents who were free blacks in what was still a slave state. Education even for free blacks was illegal in Delaware, so her parents sent her to a Quaker boarding school in Pennsylvania when she was ten through sixteen years old. Mary Ann Shadd then returned to Delaware and taught other African Americans, until the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Mary Ann Shadd, with her brother and his wife, emigrated to Canada in 1851, publishing "A Plea for Emigration or Notes of Canada West" urging other black Americans to flee for their safety in light of the new legal situation which denied that anyone black had rights as a U.S. citizen. Mary Ann Shadd became a teacher in her new home in Ontario, at a school sponsored by the American Missionary Association. In Ontario, she also spoke out against segregation. Her father brought her mother and younger siblings to Canada, settling in Chatham. In March of 1853, Mary Ann Shadd began a newspaper to promote emigration to Canada and to serve the Canadian community of African Americans. The Provincial Freeman became an outlet for her political ideas. The next year she moved the paper to Toronto, then in 1855 to Chatham, where the largest number of escaped slaves and emigrant freemen were living. Mary Ann Shadd opposed views of Henry Bibb and others who were more separatist and who encouraged the community to consider their stay in Canada as tentative. In 1856, Mary Ann Shadd married Thomas Cary. He continued to live in Toronto and she in Chatham. Their daughter, Sally, lived with Mary Ann Shadd Cary. Thomas Cary died in 1860. The presence in Canada of the large Shadd family meant that Mary Ann Shadd Cary had support in caring for her daughter while continuing her activism In 1855-1856, Mary Ann Shadd Cary gave anti-slavery lectures in the United States. John Brown held a meeting in 1858 at the home of cary's brother, Isaac Shadd. After Brown's death at Harper's Ferry, Mary Ann Shadd Cary compiled and published notes from the only survivor of Brown's Harper's Ferry effort, Osborne P. Anderson. In 1858, her paper failed during an economic depression. Mary Ann Shadd Cary began teaching in Michigan, but left for Canada again in 1863. At this time she obtained British citizenship. That summer, she became a recruiter for the Union army in Indiana, finding black volunteers. At the end of the Civil War, Mary Ann Shadd Cary earned a teaching certificate, and taught in Detroit and then in Washington, D.C. She wrote for The National Era, Frederick Douglass' paper, and for John Crowell's the Advocate. She earned a law degree from Howard University, becoming the second African American woman to graduate from law school. Mary Ann Shadd Cary added to her activism efforts the cause of women's rights. In 1878 she spoke at the National Woman Suffrage Association convention. In 1887 she was one of only two African Americans attending a women's conference in New York. She testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on women and the vote, and became a registered voter in Washington. Mary Ann Shadd Cary died in Washington, D.C., in 1893. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/02/2010 12:19:19
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] AMERICAN REMINISCENCES OF THE CARIBBEAN
    2. Dear Editorial team We welcome your advice assistance with regards inviting American contributions to our latest research. We are currently seeking American contributions to add to reminiscences of the Caribbean 1937-1948. The initial objectives for the material we are gathering are a book and online resource for schools and colleges. [NB. we have researched archive sources to provide us with a strong understanding of this history. We welcome any advice or assistance in helping us to contact US veterans who served in the Caribbean, such as the 'Dixie Division' and the African American 99th anti-aircraft Artillery. Contributions to date have come from all perspectives - servicemen, wartime civilians (Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad) , U-Boat Officers, merchant sailors.... Our search for reminiscences is all about providing Educators and Learners with as broad and diverse a perspective as possible: We want to gain an impression of the war at sea, we are also gathering memories of the West Indies as bases of operations; what impressions their civilian populations made; how the islands provided for torpedoed merchant seamen; memories of shore-leave... We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Best wishes Tony T Rebecca Goldstone Sweet Patootee Ltd 28c Loraine Road London N7 6EZ UK T/F: 01144 207 686 5101 W: www.sweetpatootee.co.uk

    07/29/2009 01:33:31
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Jackson
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Pearlise Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/22.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: P.S. If not in the kitchen, she may have been wooking in the laundry or could have been a nurse. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    12/21/2008 02:54:49
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Jackson
    2. Pealise, I checked Ancestry.com for Mary Jackson in the Pension Index. There are 2 Mary Jacksons (maiden or married? surnames Watt & Payne). One filed application from Colorado, the other from DC. Both were in the Nurses corps. It doesn't say in they are black or white. Try the CMSRs I mentioned previously for Mary Watt/Watts and Mary Payne and see what location they served in. ____________________________________________________________ Lose up to 20 lbs in one month with a new diet. Click here. http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL2241/fc/PnY6rx8hZzizY8HgqnUoG2Be12N0485hVLkuoItpSXqBIqMA4mcu5/

    12/05/2008 07:25:40
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Jackson
    2. If your Mary Jackson worked for the Union army, she MAY be on the rolls and POSSIBLY pensioned as a veteran. You may want to check the veterans pension application index for her name (occasionally a woman's name will show up). She may also be on the Compiled Military Service Record monthly rolls (on microfilm and also online at Ancestry.com through your library). If she's in the pension application index, go to Washington and request to read the ORIGINAL application/approval file. Most pension files I have read are full of personal and family information. ____________________________________________________________ Click here to find the perfect picture with our powerful photo search features. http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL2241/fc/PnY6rx8VZ6vqe5zmdVpVahw6pjkoXb3PyoWOcn7tO0ex2JqxaAkpf/

    12/05/2008 07:01:28
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Jackson
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Pearlise Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/22/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Looking for any info about Mary Jackson who was a cook in the Union Officers kitchen at Fort Delaware about 1863 or so. I am sure she was an ex-slave so may not be much in the way of records. Thank You Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    12/05/2008 01:51:48
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] Mary Jackson and Civil War
    2. Paul
    3. Looking for info about Mary Jackson who may have worked in the Union Officers Kitchen at Fort Delaware during the Civil War. Could be likely she was an ex-slave. Know anything please let me know, trampaul@yahoo.com Thank You Paul

    11/30/2008 10:10:59
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Information for Elijah Johnson
    2. If he was in the War of 1812, he may be pensioned. His wife's name would probably be listed in the pension information. The National Archives would have everything included from his pension application/approval file on microfilm. Good luck. ____________________________________________________________ Click here to find the satellite television package that meets your needs. http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL2241/fc/PnY6rx9HtqiImfe8irU164n1fsV4E0ckFCYFD44CcoeYR8yHQlcJH/

    11/21/2008 07:51:04
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] Information for Elijah Johnson
    2. I am new to the list, and would like assistance in finding information on my ancestor, Elijah Johnson (born about 1785 Delaware, died after 1860 Delaware). I believe that he is part of the Delmarva Johnsons, who were descendants of Antonio Johnson (from Virginia). He was living in Chester County Pennsylvania, around 1820, with his two children. By 1840, he had left the area, and I believe returned to Delaware. I have found an Elijah Johnson in the War of 1812, and would like to confirm that it is him. I am also looking for information on who his wife was. His two children were, Sarah, born about 1810 died abt. 1840, in Chester County Pennsylvania (my direct ancestor), and Elijah. Any assistance would be appreciated. alani

    11/21/2008 07:46:17
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Arabella Holland & Georgiana Conkey
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: vontons Surnames: Holland and Conkey Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/20.2.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, Please contact me at yclemmons@carolina.rr.com with any information you may have. My father Allan Oliver Wilson of Newark, Delaware is the grandson of both these women. I can not seem to find either of my great grandmothers after 1820 for Georgianna & 1920 for Arabella. Any information you can give me will be appreciated. There is so much really wild oral family history concerning them both. I would love to validate or disprove some of it Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/20/2008 07:29:33
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Arabella Holland & Georgiana Conkey
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: vontons Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/20.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thank you for responding. I have not recently checked the board for messages. Please send your information to yclemmons@carolina.rr.com Thank you, Yvonne Wilson Clemmons Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    10/30/2008 02:56:25
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Arabella Holland & Georgiana Conkey
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: kfb112 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/20.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, I've been trying to contact you regarding Arabella and family. I have some new information to add to the confusion! Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    08/09/2008 06:04:17
    1. Re: [DE-AFRICAAMER] Arabella Holland & Georgiana Conkey
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: carablume1 Surnames: Conkey/ Glasgo Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.ethnic.afam.de/20.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I believe that the Georgiana Conkey referred to here is the daughter of Jonathan and Anne Conkey, who lived in what is now White Clay Creek State Park in New Castle County, Delaware (near Newark). Jonathan was the son of James (d.1836) and Diana Conkey. They lived on land purchased by James from Elias Glasgo, who was married to Jonathan's sister (James' daughter) Rebecca. Both the Glasgo and Conkey families appear to have come from London Britain Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, just over the state line. Cara Blume Cultural Heritage Program Manager Delaware State Parks Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    08/07/2008 03:07:37
    1. [DE-AFRICAAMER] unsubscribe
    2. Ralph J. Games
    3. unsubscribe -----Original Message----- From: de-africaamer-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:de-africaamer-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of de-africaamer-request@rootsweb.com Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 12:04 AM To: de-africaamer@rootsweb.com Subject: DE-AFRICAAMER Digest, Vol 2, Issue 5 ==== DE-AFRICAAMER Mailing List ==== Today's Topics: 1. MID-ATLANTIC AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY CONFERENCE (Richard Berkheiser) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:51:58 -0500 From: "Richard Berkheiser" <reberkheiser@earthlink.net> Subject: [DE-AFRICAAMER] MID-ATLANTIC AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY CONFERENCE To: <DE-AfricaAmer@rootsweb.com> Message-ID: <03dc01c87ca7$446743a0$484ffc04@workstation0> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Hi there! For your information. :-) Rick B, List Administrator -------------------- News Release For further information contact: For Immediate Release Megan Matis 2/18/08 317-442-1832 (cell) meganmatis@comcast.net MID-ATLANTIC AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY CONFERENCE COMING TO CHERRY HILL IN APRIL 2008 Cherry Hill, NJ - This spring, nationally renowned specialists will join community members to discuss the genealogical resources and techniques available to members of the African American community who want to research their ancestors. Sponsored by the African American Genealogy Group, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Chick-fil-A, National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region, Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mid-Atlantic African American Genealogy Conference (MAAAGC) will be held April 19, 2008, Cherry Hill Family History Center, located at 252 Evesham Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Conference presenters include: Dr. Rick Kittles, Scientific Director of African Ancestry Inc, and featured geneticist in the popular PBS specials "African American Lives" and "Finding Oprah's Roots." Dr. Kittles specializes in tracing ancestry using DNA testing and will be the keynote speaker. Reginald Washington, African American Genealogy Specialist at the National Archives Khadijah Matin, National President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Attendees will be able to attend more than 20 hour-long training sessions for beginning and intermediate researchers, including topics, such as: Military and Slavery Records, Native American Ancestry, Internet and Technology Tools, Repositories, Research Tips and Techniques, Family Involvement, and more. Those who register in advance may also discuss questions or problems specific to their research and receive individual help during a special "brick wall" session (geared specifically for researchers who have hit a "brick wall" in their endeavors to research ancestors). Community members and organizations from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to the conference, and to access the expertise of some of the best and most experienced African American genealogical researchers to delve deeper into their own family legacies. For more information on the conference or to pre-register yourself or your group/organization, please visit the conference web site at: www.maaagc.com. ### ------------------------------ To contact the DE-AFRICAAMER list administrator, send an email to DE-AFRICAAMER-admin@rootsweb.com. To post a message to the DE-AFRICAAMER mailing list, send an email to DE-AFRICAAMER@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to DE-AFRICAAMER-request@rootsweb.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of DE-AFRICAAMER Digest, Vol 2, Issue 5 *******************************************

    03/03/2008 05:25:57