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GOT PROOF! Wins the 2015 Indie Book Award.

June 19, 2015 MHenderson Blog

I am incredibly honored to have received the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award from  the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group. My book, Got Proof! is the Winner in the Memoir (Historical  /Legacy/Career) and received Finalist in the African American category. This is truly a tribute to my Louisiana ancestors whose lives inspired me to write Got Proof. […]

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Seated Within Ear Shot Listening to Stories of the Past

April 24, 2015 MHenderson Blog

“The oral tradition within my family has been alive and well for as long as I can remember. As a child, I would sit quietly with my mom, her sisters, and their aunts as they would discuss other family members. I realize now that it all bordered on gossip, but at the time, I felt […]

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What Happened to the Bounty Land promised to My Ancestor a Veteran of the War of 1812? – A Cause for Concern

March 6, 2015 MHenderson Blog

A few days ago, I received information requested from the National Archives in Washington DC about bounty land warrants for my 3rd generation great-grandfather, Innocent Mathieu (Mathew) also known as Louis Devau, a veteran of the War of 1812. Included in Innocent Mathieu’s bounty land file is a document which indicates a land warrant No. 87991 was […]

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First African American Revolutionary War Patriot in Alabama Honored

February 2, 2015 MHenderson Blog

On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Orion, Pike County, Alabama, the Alabama Society, Sons of the American Revolution in conjunction with the Wiregrass Chapter SAR honored with a Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony, Patriot Jim Capers, 1742 – 1753, Revolutionary War Soldier, A FREE MAN OF COLOR, […]

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Family’s Female French Progenitor Discovered, Documented and Claimed

January 30, 2015 MHenderson Blog

How many of you keep hearing how difficult it is to document one’s ancestry through the female side of your family.  Reason often given is because each time a female marry, she gives up her birth surname and takes on her husband’s surname.  Well, while this is true in some cases, it also creates a […]

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National Genealogical Society Quarterly Reviews GOT PROOF!

January 28, 2015 MHenderson Blog

What a pleasant surprise to learn that a review of my recently published memoir, GOT PROOF! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Document (The Write Image 2013) was published in the December 2014 issue of National Genealogical Society Quarterly. The NGSQ reviewer captures what many genealogist and family historians all go through during their […]

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French Female Ancestor Documented Back to 1657 Links New Orleans Native to Founders and Settlers of Quebec, Canada

January 25, 2015 MHenderson Blog

Several months ago, I shared in a previous blog post titled Finding Ancestral Proof on Paper and in Stone how in 2007,  I visited  Montreal, Canada and found the city charming. In one particular area, called the Place d’Armes (parade ground), which dates back to the 17th century, stands a monument  dedicated to five of the […]

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Freedom for One, Citizenship for the Other, Two Signatures 235 years apart

December 16, 2014 MHenderson Blog

The end of a long journey to receiving U.S. Citizenship for Bernardo de Galvez has finally happen with a  President’s signature December 16, 2014.   Many thanks to all who have supported this effort over the years. Finally, our beloved and nearly forgotten Louisiana Spanish Colonial Governor General Bernardo de Galvez, an American Revolutionary War Patriot  and […]

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French Louisiana’s “Jamestown” on the Gulf Coast at Mobile 1702 -1711

November 2, 2014 MHenderson Blog

A couple of weeks ago, while driving  down to my hometown of New Orleans, I decided to see  if I could locate the historic marker of a place, I believe will become my earliest known French Canadian ancestral settlement equivalent to “Jamestown” on the Gulf Coast at Mobile.  Like those descendants who can trace their […]

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GOT PROOF! The Ancestors Are Smiling.

October 14, 2014 MHenderson Blog

I recently returned from Chicago, where I was the keynote speaker and had a book signing at the 32nd Annual Family History Conference.  The Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society – Chicago (AAGHSC)  theme was “Under The Vital Umbrella,” which focused on a broad selection of topics designed to enhance your research skills and protect your intellectual […]

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