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From the Inbox: Finding Jim & Carrie of Roots: The Next Generations

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in African-American, From the Inbox, Lauderdale County | 12 comments

From the Inbox: Finding Jim & Carrie of Roots: The Next Generations

The benefits of sharing genealogical information online are far-reaching and make our volunteer work here at the TNGenWeb ever so worthwhile.   In many cases, you’ll find that our volunteer and information-sharing spirit extends beyond the confines of just the TNGenWeb project.   I’d like to share a story with particular relevance to Tennessee and the state’s Alex Haley connection. Alex Haley’s Roots has undoubtedly been a major milestone for family history pursuits in this country; for African American families and for families of many ethnic backgrounds.  Growing up...

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From the Inbox: Is it Her?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in From the Inbox, Newspapers | 0 comments

Periodically, I will share examples of research inquiries we in the TNGenWeb Project receive via email.  Helping researchers is key to what we do and providing guidance has the potential to be of great help to others.  Perhaps you’ll pick up a tip or two that will help you in your research?  Here is a query I received last week and luckily enough I was able to quickly find an answer using the new historical newspaper collection of the Memphis Daily Appeal newspaper at the ChroniclingAmerica website. The question:  Researcher L.W. was searching for more information on a marriage between...

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