‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

From The Wilson Times: Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:40 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 Several teens headed out to an unfamiliar place last week. But once they arrived, they immediately got to work. They knew they were about to be part of something much bigger than themselves. “It’s probably the last place … Continue reading ‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

Church faithful celebrate 150 years

St. John marks major milestone Sunday Annie Ward of St. John AME Zion Church cleans the dust off framed photographs and newspaper clippings that chronicle the church's 150 years of history in Wilson. DREW C. WILSON | TIMES Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 9:10 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 This weekend marks 150 … Continue reading Church faithful celebrate 150 years

Tracing Your Roots: Who Were My Kin Born During Slavery?

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and NEHGS Senior Researcher Meaghan E.H. Siekman Differing surnames and living arrangements complicate the search for the parents of an ancestor born during Reconstruction in North Carolina. Dear Professor Gates: I am curious to know who the parents were of my paternal great-grandfather Turner Bond (1868-1925). He was a self-employed … Continue reading Tracing Your Roots: Who Were My Kin Born During Slavery?

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

Conference Venue: VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT 1160 1st Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406 Dates: October 9-14, 2018 Hosts: Family Quest Society (Philadelphia Chapter)       World Renowned History and Genealogical Event There is no better place for historians and genealogists than AAHGS’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools, the … Continue reading Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 2018 Annual Conference & Expo