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Kate Lassiter, World War II Army Special Services, and how Social Media helped solve a question

Kate Lassiter (1906-2006) was a great granddaughter of Miles Lassiter, of Randolph County, North Carolina (Williams, 2011). Among Kate Lassiter’s pictures was one of her in uniform. She was Kate Lassiter Trent at that time. She had told me that … Continue reading

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Silas Lightfoot (1844-1884), Company A, 2nd Regiment Infantry, United States Colored Troops

Silas Lightfoot was born on 25 December 1844, in Southampton, Virginia. He was my 2nd great uncle by marriage, being married to Harriet Jacobs, sister of my great grandmother, Sallie Jacobs Farnell. On 23 June 1863, he enlisted in Company … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Authors Association Member of the Week

I’m excited to be selected as this week’s featured member of the Nonfiction Authors Association. Check out my interview here: http://​https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/member-interivew-margo-lee-williams-author-of-from-hill-town-to-stieby/​

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Finding LauryAnn Elizabeth Williams Sellers, or the benefits of sharing your research.

Often people tell me that they are researching their family history so that they can pass it on to their children and share it with family members.  Fantastic! Admirable! But I always encourage them to go one step further. Share … Continue reading

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No Reason To Look There Either!

Several years ago, after the death of a cousin, who left no will, it was necessary to compile the family’s genealogy to determine who the surviving heirs were. It was a long and protracted process that ultimately hinged on identifying … Continue reading

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From Hill Town to Strieby receives Finalist Medal from 2017 Indie Book Awards

From Hill Town to Strieby has been named a Finalist in the African American category for the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Notification was made today. I was very honored to find myself named along with LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson! … Continue reading

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Miles Lassiter Book Featured on Book Daily

Today the Miles Lassiter Book was featured on the Emerging Authors’ page in Book Daily! http://www.bookdaily.com/book/3078611/miles-lassiter  

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Presentation and Book Signing at Asheboro Public Library, 18 Feb 2017

I’ll be speaking at the Asheboro Public Library on Worth St., Asheboro, NC, on Saturday, 18 Feb 2017, and signing books from 2:00-4:00 pm. Here is the information they have posted: Sat, February 18, 2pm – 4pm The unique history … Continue reading

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The Elusive Nature of DNA

If you remember your high school biology (or college – no, not you bio majors), and I am definitely oversimplifying here, we get our chromosomes from our mothers and our fathers in a complex process that mixes the 23 pairs … Continue reading

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Joy Gleason Carew and the ASALH Authors’ Event

I participated in the ASALH Authors’ Event in Richmond, VA, on 6 Oct. There were 37 authors spread out on the lobby level, two to a table.  I shared my table with Dr. Joy Gleason Carew, a professor at the … Continue reading

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