Press Release 20 May 2013
Summary: This is an announcement that Research at the National Archives and Beyond! will occur on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Mississippi Genealogy Resources with Laura Lanier
Bernice Bennett host welcomes Laura Lanier for a discussion on the various record sets available for genealogical research in Mississippi.
Laura Lanier is a family researcher from New York with ancestral roots
in Alabama and Mississippi. Laura has been actively researching her
family roots in Adams County and Wilkinson County, Mississippi since
2008. She currently maintains a Facebook page, The Family Griot, in
which she shares records and research about her extended family.
More Info: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2013/05/24/mississippi-genealogy-resources-with-laura-lanier
Monday, May 20, 2013
Posted by The Family Griot at 5:29 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
|Fully Restored Rounds Plantation 1985|
|Rounds Plantation 1983, Sibley, Mississippi|
|Front entrance of the home|
|Inside of the home|
|Inside of the home|
Posted by The Family Griot at 9:17 AM
The Thompson and Galmore Family of Adams County, Mississippi recently celebrated their bi-annual family reunion on July 6 – 8, 2012. What a celebration it was! Several generations of the descendants of Calvin “ Papa Lovie” Thompson and Sarah “Mama Sarah” Galmore-Thompson from New York to Texas converged on Natchez and Sibley, MS to celebrate family connections and history.
|The Family Griot with Abdul Muhammad at the homestead of Calvin and Sarah Thompson|
One of the biggest surprises of the family reunion was the reconnection of a distant cousin, Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad, who came to celebrate with us. Personally it was quite a surprise for me because I discovered that for 25 years he lived about 40 minutes from where I grew up, his daughter was a high school classmate of a cousin and he was friends with the family of the same cousin! Abdul (formerly Andrew S. Thomas), born in Hattiesburg, MS, is the son of George Thompson, grandson of Philip Thompson and great-grandson of Benjamin Thompson; attended his first Thompson-Galmore Family Reunion. After being separated from his extended Thompson family for several years, Abdul was returned to us and a branch of the family tree was restored.
|Abdul-Rahmaan Abd-Raheem Muhammad is a published author who wrote a book of poems inspired by his life experiences and spiritual journey, entitled "Words: Masterpieces of Limitation".|
Posted by The Family Griot at 8:46 AM