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rootstech: Check your Spiritual DNA

Woke up on the 3rd Day of #ROOTStech conferencing, WHIPPED from all of the frenzy of information as the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center is huge, boasting “515,000 square feet (47,800 m2) of exhibit space, 164,000 square feet (15,200 m2)

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Posted in #MAAGI, Family History, Genealogy, nzoCALIFAncestry Media, ROOTStech, Study Trek, Uncategorized

wRITEON Ancestors!

…I’ve come to far to turn back now. The fascinating stories of Genealogy bloggers kept me engross in the intrigue and unearthing finds of African American agents like myself, interested to rebuild their Family Trees, inspiring others along the way. 6 or 7 years later, I weather a daunting trailways of researching my Family History, 4 lines strong and write about it. This journey began as a work in progress, today it has transition into an important resource tool allowing greater technological and field research access that’d facilitate me working my lines — ’tis a courageous feat to tell the stories of those who are no longer here, yet our African Ancestral cultural traditions stands as an Ancient practice influencing leading Spiritual practices the World over. I benefit by birthright to access these sacred codes ascribed in my life script. In firm dedication forward, I am to BLOG MORE ABOUT MY ANCESTORS. *thinking on a Master Plan* ~R. Waters Calloway

Posted in Curatorial Projects, Family History, Family Reunion, Genealogy, nzoCALIFAncestry Media, Uncategorized

Family Reunion: Coleman / Culverson, SoCAL recap.

Southern California-– I am a double Family descendant belonging to the Coleman and the Culversons on my maternal side and at the helm hails my 90 year old Grandmother Elsie Waters, daughter of Mabel Coleman and Cleveland Culverson of West

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Posted in Dancestory2015, Family History, Family Reunion, Genealogy

#AncestorSeason: My Ancestral Guardianship – Claude Waters, Jr

I woke up this morning in a comfortable embryo position, finding my tear ducts filled, with a soft weep at its brink, eased by a smile and a deep longing for that solid presence, and in consolation knowing that HE is still here

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Posted in #MAAGI, Family History

08-19 – Ancestral Mantras

“We have to live what we talk; be what we want others to say                                                    

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0804 – Ancestral Mantras

Posted in #Dance, Family History, Genealogy

411: Afrigeneas.com –

In May 2013,  I answered “The Call” for applicants  and applied for the Afrigeneas.com sponsored scholarship to attend the Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute [MAAGI].  (smile)  July 2013 marked my first intensive experience at a genealogy institute of any kind. My

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Posted in #MAAGI, Family History, Family Reunion, Genealogy

Family Reunion – What’s Your Story?!

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Build a branch, shake down some leaves REUNITE and ReBuild Familial ties; whatever the Season, start TODAY and “Work

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Revisiting Family Tree of Surnames

A Give praise to the Life of our Ancestors imbued with infinite wisdom to UPlift our own. Honor breath -speak their names for the vitality of yOUR existence for they are with you, GIVE light towards their ascension for the

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Posted in #MAAGI, Dancestory2014, Family History, Genealogy

Honoring Our Family Matriarch – “Mama Elsie”

My Grandmother Mama Elsie is the Family History keeper on my maternal side – She has a mind keen like machete for these details. Thus as a result, generations of names are noted to record on both the COLEMAN and

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