I hope that many of you this coming year, will have much success and that you will continue to tell the rich stories of your ancestors, and their resilience. This year for my yearly Christmas wish and the 12 Days of Christmas, I have included illustrations. Therefore, I offer this Christmas wish for your success as you explore these unique sources of documentation as we search for our enslaved ancestors's stories. (Most images are from my own collection, and some are from the public domain.)
THE AFRICAN ANCESTORED RESEARCHER'S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.
© Angela Y. Walton-Raji
On the 12th day of Christmas these things I wish for thee......
12 Brand new cousins
Image of family and friends at Michigan Reunion 2009
11 Slave Ship names
Slave Ship The Wanderer
10 Birth Records
9 Land Patents
Land Patent acquired by my gr. grandfather
Louis Mitchell Bass of Sevier County, Arkansas
8 Marriage Records
Marriage record of my grandparents, Sam Walton & Ellen Bass
7 Dawes Enrollments
Dawes Enrollment Card of my ancestors
Samuel, Sallie Walton, and family
6 Query Hits
AfriGeneas Message Board for General Queries
Image of 5 soldiers from the famous photo of Company E of
the 4th US Colored Infantry
An early manumission record
3 Bills of Sale
2 Deeds of Gift
Slave Deed of Gift from Texas
(for transcription of document click here)
And Completion of Your Family Tree.
Much success to you for the coming year with your research.
I hope as you find your ancestors at long last, you will be able to call their name.