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Paula Williams Madison is the epitome of success: Vassar College grad, award-winning journalist, former TV executive, entrepreneur, community activist. But the Harlem native was also driven toward another goal — finding more about the Chinese grandfather she never knew. Madison, 62, details her multicultural family odyssey in her new book, Finding Samuel Lowe, due April 14. A documentary by the same name is making its rounds at film festivals, including a recent screening at the International Black History Month celebration …
This is first in a series of guest blogs from professional genealogists Matthew and April Helm. If you’re tired of the same old Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas gathering routine – a large meal followed by cleanup then football – perhaps introducing family history into your celebration is a perfect answer to spice up things a bit. Breaking out those old photo albums and boxes is a surefire way to get everyone interested in talking about the family and here’s how to …
Data from the 1940 U.S. census became available to the public online yesterday””and interest was so great it nearly crashed the National Archives website.