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True Miracles with Genealogy is Back!

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since the last post on this True Miracles BACK AGAIN!with Genealogy blog! Moving out of State was more of a trial than expected. It’s good to be back, albeit at a slower pace because my own research has recently gone crazy.

Upcoming Genealogy Posts

Since genealogy contests proved popular last year, there will be more of those in coming months. Some wonderful prizes have already been offered. I’m hoping for more prize suggestions and lots of entries.

I have more great genealogy quotes to share, along with a fine story or two that will bring on those “aha” moments. And . . .

Something New

. . . a new category, which I hope many will find useful – reviews of genealogy-related products. Can’t wait to share some exciting and amazing tools that would have made our ancestors shake their heads in disbelief back in the day.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who joined this website during the past eighteen months and waited patiently (along with all the other subscribers) for more action. I hope to reward that patience as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

Genealogy Quote of the Week – Alex Haley

This week we have another genealogy quote from Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Alex Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921, and reared in Henning, Tennessee. He was the oldest of three sons of a college professor father and a mother who taught grade school. At the age of 15, he graduated from high school before attending college for 2 years..

Biography: “Haley’s writing career began after he entered the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Haley was the first member of the U.S. Coast Guard with a Journalist designation (rating). In 1999 the U.S. Coast Guard honored Haley by naming a Coast Guard Cutter after him. His personal motto ‘Find the Good and Praise It’ appears on the ship’s emblem. He retired from the military after 20 years of service, and then continued writing.”

Alex Haley eventually became a senior editor for Reader’s Digest. He received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal in 1977. Four thousand deans and department heads of colleges and universities throughout the country in a survey conducted by Scholastic Magazine selected him as America’s foremost achiever in the literature category.

Genealogy quote from Alex Haley

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

Genealogy Quote of the Week – Alex Haley

This week’s genealogy quote comes from Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Alex Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921, and reared in Henning, Tennessee. He was the oldest of three sons of a college professor father and a mother who taught grade school. At the age of 15, he graduated from high school before attending college for 2 years..

Biography: “Haley’s writing career began after he entered the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Haley was the first member of the U.S. Coast Guard with a Journalist designation (rating). In 1999 the U.S. Coast Guard honored Haley by naming a Coast Guard Cutter after him. His personal motto ‘Find the Good and Praise It’ appears on the ship’s emblem. He retired from the military after 20 years of service, and then continued writing.”

Alex Haley eventually became a senior editor for Reader’s Digest. He received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal in 1977. Four thousand deans and department heads of colleges and universities throughout the country in a survey conducted by Scholastic Magazine selected him as America’s foremost achiever in the literature category.

Genealogy quote from Alex Haley

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we came from…. My fondest hope is that Roots may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.

 

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