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August Virtual Lunch and Learn: A Celebration of Alex Haley, his legacy and roots with Chris Haley

Chris Haley, performer, author, historian and filmmaker, will share personal insights on the occasion of his celebrated uncle’s 101st birthday. This virtual lecture at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 concludes a series of events in Alex Haley’s memory to commemorate the centennial of his birth. Alex Haley’s book “Roots” and the subsequent televised miniseries was a […]

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Abortion-rights victory shakes Kansas political landscape from roots to branches

The failure of the anti-abortion amendment in Kansas on Tuesday was more than a single election result. It was an earthquake. That quake rumbled across the U.S. political landscape, surprising onlookers who had expected a tight contest or outright victory for anti-choice forces. All of a sudden, the rough political consensus that had formed since […]

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Find a wealth of information about the 19th and 20th Centuries in newspapers | Tracing Our Roots

The 20th century is well-represented in local newspapers. The Jersey Journal began publishing on May 2, 1867 and continues to publish to this day – in the 21st century. The Hudson Dispatch (published out of Union City) covered Hudson County (mostly North Hudson) from 1900 to 1991 and the Hoboken-based Jersey Observer published from 1924 […]

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Finding Your Roots: Season Nine; PBS Teases Return of Henry Louis Gates Jr Genealogy TV Show (Watch)

by Regina Avalos, August 1, 2022 Finding Your Roots is returning to PBS for a ninth season. The network has released a trailer teasing the return of the genealogy series featuring scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The 10-episode season will feature 21 celebrities learning about their ancestry. The celebrities set to appear in season nine […]

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Review: Sharing the Roots of Dreams and Desire of The Everly Brothers – American Songwriter

The Everly Brothers/Hey Doll Baby/Warner Records Four out of Five Stars Though clearly a compilation, Hey Doll Baby boasts 17 songs that aren’t always top of mind when delving into the Everly Brothers’ lingering legacy. Overseen by Adria Petty, Tom’s daughter—and, who like her dad who’s referenced repeatedly in her liner notes, an obvious Everlys devotee—it […]

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Black Folk and Genealogy: The Movement to Discover Our Roots

By Aswad Walker | Defender Network | Word In Black This post was originally published on Defender Network Photograph courtesy of Aswad Walker/Houston Defender. (WIB) – Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the number of Black people seeking to find their roots. Some attribute the growth in genealogy activity to the popularity of […]

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A little genealogy case study on using information from the 1950 Census | Tracing Our Roots

So, how has everyone been doing with the 1950 Census so far? Time for a little case study. I found my grandparents living in the house my great-grandfather bought in West New York about 20 years before. My mother was a senior in high school and two of my uncles were in their teens. The […]

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British PM favorite Penny Mordaunt’s Irish roots linked to Wexford

The leading candidate to become the next UK Prime Minister, Penny Mordaunt, has strong Irish ancestry in Co Wexford. Penny Mordaunt, the Minister of State for Trade Policy in the UK, is one of the firm favorites in the race to become the next Conservative party leader to replace Boris Johnson.  Her uncle Henry Mordaunt […]

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Celebrating Roots: Descendant of former slave, U.S. Colored Troop speaks on value of history – The Vicksburg Post

Thelma Sims Dukes has spent years piecing together the story of her ancestors, and this weekend, her family is gathering on a plot of land first owned by William “Bill” Sims, her great-great-grandfather, a former slave from Vicksburg who went on to serve in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Dukes, who is […]

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Cameron Norrie to return to tennis roots

New Zealand-raised Wimbledon semi-finalist Cameron Norrie is the first marquee signing for the 2023 ASB Classic. Cameron Norrie returns for ASB Classic. Photo: Photosport The tennis tournament will return to Auckland in January after a two-year Covid-enforced hiatus and the 26-year-old who was introduced to the game from an early age at the Bucklands Beach […]