Fickett Street Genealogy

Welcome to Fickett Street Genealogy. Where genealogy, history and everything else in between is discussed.
Please visit my two family genealogy websites: www.FickettStreetGenealogy.weebly.com and www.romanfamilyhistory.weebly.com
Thank you!

usnatarchives:

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.
Saturday, September 20, at noon–4 p.m. in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance). 
Image: National Archives Identifier: 6200778.

usnatarchives:

“Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? An archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for a 20-minute appointment at the Microfilm Research desk on Saturday.

Saturday, September 20, at noon–4 p.m. in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance). 

Image: National Archives Identifier: 6200778.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery
On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.
Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.
Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery

On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.

Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.

The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”

PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.

Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)

(Source: pbs.org)

All new episodes of Finding Your Roots begins this month on PBS. Season opener has guest Stephen King looking into his family history. 

Check out the episode preview on PBS’s website. 
Link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/stephen-kings-progressive-past-clip/5937/
In the end, we’ll all become stories.
Found this wonderful little meme on Facebook on the “Twisted Trees on Gnarled Branches Genealogy” FB page. 

Love this one!

alyssafindsherroots:

50shadesofgenealogy:

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Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources:
http://www.zazzle.com/keep_calm_and_cite_your_sources_mug-168813242757507278

Ha! This is great. I am constantly asking people *why* they think these people are related. Then they cite other Ancestry.com family trees. 

A great combination: genealogy and Lord of the Rings! Haha!

thegardenofenid:

Enid v. FamilySearch

5/30/2014

thegardenofenid:

Enid v. FamilySearch

5/30/2014

The Ripper unmasked: DNA identify Britain's most notorious criminal

(Source: tiny-librarian)

Global Family Reunion -a reunion for a good cause! To bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease, this event benefits finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Reunion organizer A.J. Jacobs will donate $1 to fight Alzheimer’s, (up to a total of $10,000), working with the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association. For every connection that is made in relation to him, AJ will donate money.

The actual day long event will be held next June in New York.

There will be speakers, food trucks, genealogy events and much more.

Some of the speakers that will be in attendance are:
•SPENCER WELLS (geneticist and head of Genographic project)

•THOMAS MACENTEE (genealogist)

•MORGAN SPURLOCK (filmmaker)

•NICK KROLL (comedian)

•PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH (via video)

•NPR host SCOTT SIMON (giving a talk on adoption)

•DANIEL RADCLIFFE (live or via video)

Check out the links below for information.

Link: http://globalfamilyreunion.com/global-at-a-glance/
http://www.wikitree.com/blog/global-family-reunion-connect-for-the-cure/

tiny-librarian:

I just got back to my 14X great grandfather, born in approximately 1449.

OMFG WHUUUUUUUUUUUUT

Amazing! Love genealogy!