Category Archives: Strieby-Randolph County-North Carolina

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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How DNA helped reunite family members

Almost a year ago I was contacted by a woman, Jennifer Jackson,  who noted in AncestryDNA that she was a match for someone whose account I was administering, Aveus Lassiter Edmondson, my second cousin 3x removed. In looking at all … Continue reading

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YouTube Presentation in Asheboro, NC

This video is from my presentation in Asheboro on 18 February 2017

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Book Daily featured book of the day

From Hill Town to Strieby was a featured book of the day in the Emerging Authors category. The page includes a selection from the book.  Follow the link to see the whole posting. http://www.bookdaily.com/book/5562405

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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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Julius Hill, circa 1850-4 Mar 1933

So, sometimes you can look and look and look, but just not find what is right before your eyes. Why? I have no idea. So it is with the death information for Julius Hill. I have absolutely no idea why … Continue reading

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Some often overlooked records in FPOC research

When researching Free People of Color (FPOC) prior to the end of the Civil War, one can often find them in the same records as one finds European/white persons. The most frequent places we look for them are in census records, marriage … Continue reading

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The Marsha M Greenlee History Award

Because I was unable to make it to Atlanta to the AAHGS National Conference to receive this award, Montgomery County Chapter President, Chiquita Sorrels, accepted on my behalf. Then, this past Saturday, 22 October, at our monthly chapter meeting, Chiquita … Continue reading

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Another Hill Descendant Found!

Well, she wasn’t lost, but … As many do these days, I have a family tree on Ancestry.com.  I have shared many family photos and have been fortunate to find photos that others have shared.  Recently, I was contacted by … Continue reading

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ASALH Author’s Book Signing, Thurs., 6 Oct, 7:30 pm

Come out this Thursday evening, 6 Oct., to the free event, Author’s Book Signing, at 7:30 pm at the The Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. There will be over 50 authors signing their books at this event, part of … Continue reading

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