Tag Archives: Hill Family of Strieby

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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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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From the Randolph County Bastardy Bonds, 1786-1918

From the Bastardy Bonds, Randolph County, NC: Vidales, C. L, Cates, L. & Winslow Donahue, P. (2012). Bastardy Bond Abstracts and Related Records, 1786-1918. Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society. Bastardy Bonds were the state’s way of insuring that babies born out of wedlock … Continue reading

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Historical Book Award from North Carolina Society of Historians

On Saturday, 5 November 2016, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, I was awarded an Historical Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians, at their Diamond Jubilee Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at the Stone Center. Along … 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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2016 Marsha M. Greenlee History Award

I received word this morning that I have been awarded the Marsha M. Greenlee History Award from AAHGS for my book, From Hill Town to Strieby. Formal announcement and conferring of the award will take place in Atlanta at the … Continue reading

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Montgomery County Chapter of AAHGS 24 Sep 2016

I’ll be speaking at the next Montgomery Chapter AAHGS meeting on 24 Sep 2016. I realize that is the day the new Smithsonian African American Museum opens, however, some of us will not be going downtown for various reasons, including … Continue reading

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