Prince Rivers Accepts the Colors

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Washington Course - Charleston

Photo available from The Charleston Preservation Society.

Slave Row - Port Royal Island

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Pension Card File of Shedrick Manago

Photo Courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington,D.C.

The Greaves Map of Mitchelville

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to New Year's Baby, Bernice Bennett!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Angela Walton-Raji...

Just a little something to make you laugh!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Celebrate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Port Royal


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Genealogy of Anna May Wong

Here are six great genealogy facts about 1920s Asian Film Actress Anna May Wong:

  1. Anna May Wong


Watch The Lady from Chungking (1942), down below:

Sunday, December 23, 2012


  ...with Benita Gamble

Benita Gamble of Benita's Holistic Services starting in January will be teaching meditation and nutrition at the It's only Natural Health Food Store on Sea Island Parkway in Beaufort, SC.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Blast from the Past! "The Kid" starring Charlie Chaplin

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Activist Fight Song...

This is what happens when a group of people get together and decide that it's time to make some people feel uncomfortable!

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Sea Island Soul Christmas - Bonus Track

Joe Tex - I'll make everyday Christmas...

All I have to say is..."Will Joe Tex marry me?"

Taylor Swift - "Last Christmas"


The Adventures of Amos and Andy (1951) - Television Broadcast History

Amos 'n' Andy is a situation comedy started in the 20s with a radio show and later adapted to a television series in 1951.  The two main characters Amos Jones and Andy Brown were constantly thinking up get rich schemes and their adventures were set in the black community.  Amos and Andy was canceled shortly after becoming a TV Show following protests of the show's portrayal of African Americans.  For more on Amos and Andy visit The Museum of Broadcast History online.


My Sea Island Soul Christmas

Go on!  I dare you not to smile and get happy when you hear this!

My Sea Island Soul Christmas - Track 4

My Sea Island Soul Christmas - Track 2

Aaron Neville - Please come home for Christmas

My Sea Island Soul Christmas - Track 1

Show me love if you remember this one!

Best Christmas Song Ever...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Few Screenshots from this weeks presentation...

South Carolina African American Genealogy - Access Genealogy

My Photo Blog - The Sea Islands



About the Slave Trade - Using the Slave Voyages Database for research

The New South Newspaper, 1862-1866 Published in Beaufort. - University of South Carolina Libraries

Monday, December 10, 2012


Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Flyer


Sunday, December 2, 2012

What in the Laverne Galeener-Moore...I hit the Genealogical Motherload and then after, couldn't afford to buy lunch...Librarians should be ashamed.

Well the Friends of the Beaufort County Library have done their job and suckered another poor genealogy obssessed soul into the neverending abyss of constant and continued primary source material acquisition.  As I settled into a day full of long stretches of time where people mostly only asked me two questions, the first was, "If I worked here" and the second was "If they could check their books out with me", I glanced fatefully over to the section I like to call The Genealogist's Black Hole...or to the regular reading public, The Local History/Local Interest Section of your neighborhood library's Used Book Shelf.  

There, in the weeds of these book shelves, *screams*  FOR-TWO-DOLLARS...let me say it again....*screams* FOR TWO DOLLARS I found a copy of:

  • "The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina November 20, 1706 - February 8, 1706 Published in 1939"
  • "Accounts Audited of Revolutionary Claims against South Carolina Vol. 1 AND 2 Published 1938"
  • "Journal of the Commissioners of the Indian Trade of South Carolina printed for the Historical Commission of South Carolina 1926"
  • and a copy of Folks Huxford's [yes that is his first name people] "Pioneers of Wiregrass, GA Volume 6"

I have come to view the Used Book portion of a library's operations when it comes to genealogists to be much like that dynamic that exists between you and Used Car Salesman, if you were buying a car when you were 12 years old.  How these people sleep at night knowing they rob unsuspecting genealogy lovers of their hard earned cash, is beyond me.

For someone who ALREADY has a massive library and NO OFFICE SPACE why WOULD I even buy more?

It's a sickness.  Again, it is beyond reference librarians sleep at night...knowing everyday that they continue to do this to us.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

African American Genealogy in the South Carolina Room

African American Genealogy in the South Carolina Room



Tips, Interviews and Ideas soon to come.




Setting Up Cam in the South Carolina Room