Looking at Resilience

2019 marks the commemoration of 400th Anniversary of the African American Story in the United States.  The history includes the "forced migration" of Africans into North America.  Gloria Brown-Marshall, Associate professor at John J College, so eloquently described on cable network; what happen 400 years ago, that is, the separation of families, is the discussion …

Supreme Court Building, named after Bough descendant, Raymond L. Finch

In March 2017, members of the Bough family of the Virgin Islands gathered together during the Virgin Islands commemoration events, for the 100th Anniversary Transfer of the Danish West Indies from Denmark to the United States. At the gathering, family stories were featured. At one of the informal settings, it was said that James Bough had one of …

SNGF: 100 Word Genealogy Challenge

Randy Seaver offers us the following challenge 1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.    Here's mine: Peter Bough (1855-1922) is the most interesting ancestor I have, unknown to him the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the Americans would take place in 1917.  Peter …

Surname Saturday, Bough (US Virgin Islands)

The mission from Randy Seaver:  how many surnames in your family tree database was done before, but since the Bough family gathering I needed to bring the tree up to date.  Looking at the Surname Statistics in my Roots Magic Software, there are 9 pages with 39 names per page .  Grand total of about …

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A family increase, April 8, 2017

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings offers us the following challenge: Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) Pick one of your sets of great-grandparents – if possible, the one with the most descendants. 2) Create a descendants list for those great-grandparents either by hand or in your software program. 3) …