- Dig deeper in my research. It's time to delve into the realities beyond the infamous 1870 divide in African American genealogy. Who enslaved my kin? What did my kin experience while enslaved?
- Celebrate every new discovery, no matter how small. Each step takes me closer to knowing my Ancestors.
- Branch out in my search. I need to know more about the communities that my kin lived in. Thanks Sharon Morgan for posting in Our Black Ancestry the link to Angela Walton-Raji's video, Study Your Ancestors Community which gives great advice on how to do this.
- Participate more fully in the genealogy community, including encouraging the efforts of others, learning from those who have wisdom and experience to impart, and sharing what I know as well. I'll look for opportunities to collaborate in research.
- Gather clues about the "Caribbean connection" I have heard about from the Ancestors. Who is the obeah woman, and what island did she live on? I have seen the island in my "mind's eye," and believe I will know it when I step on it. That is why I am bound and determined to visit as many islands as I can. Barbados, Eleuthera, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, here I come!
Those are my genealogical resolutions for the coming year. What are yours?
|From my last visit to the Bahamas|