Friday, October 5, 2012

Follow Friday: Webinar with 23andMe & AAGSNC


=ROOTS REVEALED: GOING DEEPER WITH 23ANDME WEBINAR NOVEMBER 14=

The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) (http://www.aagsnc.org) is proud to announce it's first public webinar on November 14, 2012 at 6pm PST!  The webinar, Roots Revealed: Going Deeper with 23andMe, is a follow up to a members only webinar that took place earlier this year called Understanding 23andMe.

During Understanding 23andMe, AAGSNC's Outreach and Education Committee provided practical tips and tricks for understanding DNA results obtained from 23andMe's Roots into the Future Project so they can be successfully applied to genealogy research.

Interest in genetic genealogy is at an all time high, especially for those with African ancestry who participated in 23andMe's Roots into the Future Project.  Roots Revealed: Going Deeper with 23andMe aims to show researchers focused on African ancestored genealogy:

* How to narrow down and hone in on relations discovered using Relative Finder
* How to narrow down a last slaveholder who could be an ancestor
* How to narrow keep matches and connections organized
* What to do after contact is made with an identified relative and more!

This free public webinar is being offered by the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) and is limited to the first 200 registrants.

-To register for the webinar, please visit http://goo.gl/xnLA

To access a recording of the Understanding 23andMe Members Only webinar, please visit http://www.aagsnc.org/blog/aagsnc-members-only/dp-webinar-1/and enter your AAGSNC password. This recording is a benefit of membership in AAGSNC.

For frequently asked questions and more information, please visit the AAGSNC blog (http://www.aagsnc.org/blog/aagsnc-public-webinars/roots-revealed-going-deeper-with-23andme-webinar-on-november-14/)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Unknown Markers

For the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring photos from Toone's Chapel Cemetery, in Tulip, Arkansas in my Tombstone Tuesdays Posts. I took these pictures back in 2004, so the quality isn't that great. Most of the people buried in this cemetery are related to me or my family.

There are a number of Headstones that I am unable to read, so if anyone can recognize these, please let me know.

Minnie?
Born
Aug
Died
Mar 17 _
Could be the same as above.
Broken Headstone
Born
Oct 25,1883




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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: William Warren

For the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring photos from Toone's Chapel Cemetery, in Tulip, Arkansas in my Tombstone Tuesdays Posts. I took these pictures back in 2004, so the quality isn't that great. Most of the people buried in this cemetery are related to me or my family.

William Warren
Born Feb 7, 1881
Died Aug 25, 1921
Will Do Chamber - 3511
Kingsland, Ark
William was the first child of David, Sr. & Mary Warren. He was born in Tulip, Arkansas on 7 February 1881. William married Mattie D. Bailey, daughter of Calvin  Bailey & Mattie Shavers on 20 November 1904. Other then his headstone in Toone's Chapel, his World War I draft card and his 1900 &1910 US Census entries; I haven't been able to locate anything on William. William died on 25 Aug 1921. He was my 1st Cousin, 3x removed.

William's World  War I, Draft Card:
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Willie D. WarrenW

For the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring photos from Toone's Chapel Cemetery, in Tulip, Arkansas in my Tombstone Tuesdays Posts. I took these pictures back in 2004, so the quality isn't that great. Most of the people buried in this cemetery are related to me or my family.

Willie D. Warren
March 18, 1904
Sept 6, 1940
I haven't been able to locate any additional information on Wille Warren, I can only assume he is related to my WARREN line in Dallas County, Arkansas. His death date does fall within War World II, but he doesn't have a military headstone or is listed in the Military collection on Ancestry.com. Any additional information is welcome/

Monday, September 17, 2012

1861 Slave Map of Dallas County, Arkansas

This is a portion of a map made in September of 1861, showing the number of slaves within the Southern States, based upon the1860 US Census. This map was created by the U.S. Coast Survey, the predecessor organization of the current National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for President Abraham Lincoln to assist him during the Civil War. The full map and the history behind it, can be found here.

Map entitled “Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states and the United States” was created in September 1861 based on statistics from the eighth Census,
My family has been in Dallas County, Arkansas; since before it's creation in 1845. They were the ones who worked to clear the area for the newly settling population. Some fifteen years later in 1860, the Census enumerates them only by age and color, under the name of the slave holder, leaving you to wonder who each of these persons were.
According to the 1860 US Census, the State of Arkansas had a population of 435,427; with 324,323 Free persons, and 111,104 persons considered a Slaves or 25.5% of the population were slaves by the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Also from the Map entitled “Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states and the United States” was created in September 1861 based on statistics from the eighth Census.
The figures on each of the counties in the map, represent the percentage of slaves per every 100 inhabitants of that county. According to the map, 42.2% of the population of Dallas County, Arkansas were slaves in 1860.
I admit that I haven't done much research on the time period before 1870, but looking at this map and the 1860 Slave Schedules, leads me to believe I need to do some additional research to locate more information on who these slave persons were, and on the slave holding families. Here is a list of the persons with slaves, who were living in Smith Township, Dallas County, Arkansas during the 1860 US Census; (taken from Ancestry.com. 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.):
  • W. L. Somerville
  • Tyre H. Brown
  • B. M. Smith
  • Peyton M. Bass
  • E. B. Williams
  • Thos J. Reed
  • A.R. Banks
  • Jas T. Stenerson
  • Nat G. Smith *
  • Berry Watson
  • Elizabeth Eaton
  • E. H. Eaton
  • H. Mattock
  • May Thasher
  • Josaphen Thasher
  • Nat R. Tunstall
  • H. N. Nunn
  •  B. J. Bordell
  • Geo D. Alexander
  • H. L. Taylor
  • John S. Cheatham
  • Naomi Nix
  • Mary Harville
  • Barabara Nix
  • R. Vanderslice
  • Asbury Thompson
  • Henry Hunter
  • Hector McNeil
  • John B. Phillips
  • Ellen Neeley
  • Jesse McAlester
  • John A. Rupell
  • Maurice Smith *
  • Elizabeth Barber
  • Thas J. B. Neeley
  • B. F. Baird
  • W. L. Baird
  • W. A. Young
  • Madison Badgett
  • George Wilson
  • Alex Wilson
  • E. H. Green
  • Alex Butler
  • Albert G. Butler
  • John Gibson
  • W. C. Ballard
  • L. D. Cooper
  • Wm L. Pattillo *
  • W N Smith *
  • Sallie W. Smith *
  • Samuel A. Smith *
  • F. H. Smith
  • N. H. Hunter
  • Samuel W. Smith *
  • Wm Smith *
  • Jas S. Pattillo *
  • O. Wilder
  • William Dyer
  • Sanford Reamy
  • W. A. Lea
  • John N. Amis
  • Howell L. Taylor
* Person known to have a connection with my family post Civil War, which leads me to believe they were the slave holding family before the Civil War.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: David Warren


For the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring photos from Toone's Chapel Cemetery, in Tulip, Arkansas in my Tombstone Tuesdays Posts. I took these pictures back in 2004, so the quality isn't that great. Most of the people buried in this cemetery are related to me or my family.

David Warren
Dec 8 1885
Aug 10 1942

I don't have any additional information on this David Warren. I know that I am related to a David Warren Sr., but the dates on this headstone do not match either the Senior or Junior David Warrens I have in my database.