Rooted in Tuskegee — Genealogy Blog

Death in the Family

Izear Webb DOD: June 28, 2008 My Last Beloved Uncle … [Continue reading]

Tuskegee Calling

Jimmy Johnson, a Macon County resident, is the brainchild of "Tuskegee Calling". Jimmy has been keeping many of us updated on the news in Tuskegee by summarizing all this in a manner which is easily understood--sometimes in a most humorous fashion … [Continue reading]

Tuskegee Calling

I hope you saw the Ladonna/Darnell wedding on NBC, lots of Tuskegeans in the house!!! That people is what Tuskegee is about, positive, caring, nurturing, loving people who continue to give, the best education and family life of a race of proud … [Continue reading]

Grandchildren – Devon & Ella

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New Granddaughter – Ella Rae Murphy

Newest Grandchild!!! Ella Rae Murphy was born 12/20/2007   … [Continue reading]

Obituary Transcriptions

Over the past several months I have busying myself with transcribing Church program obituaries as well as obits found in the local newspaper. Once the transriptions are completed, I add them to  I came across this website about … [Continue reading]

Thomas Slave Owners

Today, I visited the Family History Center in NE Philadelphia to review probate and will information on the film I had ordered for Thomas slaveowners in Montgomery County, Alabama. The first slaveowner I came acoss was John Thomas who died in … [Continue reading]

World War I Draft Registrations

Over the past week, I have been researching the World War I Draft Registration Records and came across information on some of my ancestors.  I've listed below my findings, relationship, date of regisration and the location--if documented. Harry … [Continue reading]

Orange Thomas

Orange Thomas was my maternal great-grandfather.  His daughter, Hannah, was my grandmother. Orange was born approximately 1860 in Alabama. Based on the 1880 census record, he and his family were residing in the Pike Road section of Montgomery, … [Continue reading]

Google invests in genetics firm

Google has invested $3.9m in a company that lets users browse their genetic profile online.  Genetics firm 23andMe was set up by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.  "Even though your body contains trillions of copies of … [Continue reading]

Maryland Offically Regrets Slavery Role

Following a similar vote in Virginia, the Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to express "profound regret" over the state's role in the slave trade.  Read more … [Continue reading]

Tuskegee Airmen to be Honored!!!

WASHINGTON - The Tuskegee Airmen weren't supposed to succeed. A 1925 study by the Army War College titled "The Use of Negro Manpower in War" concluded that African-American "men were cowards and poor technicians and fighters, lacking initiative … [Continue reading]