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If this is your first time here . . . Welcome to Claiming Kin Genealogy!

After reading Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs’ book, Claiming Kin: Confronting the History of an African American Family, in December of 2010, I was inspired to launch this family history blog with the same title on New Year’s Day 2011! I am so glad that I did because the experience has been PHENOMENAL!

Genealogy for Beginners

5 Steps to Getting Started With Your Family Research
5 Online Resources to Jumpstart Your Family Research

Research Reminders & Tips

Census Records, An Interesting Public Record for Genealogy Research
5 Drawbacks I’ve Encountered Using Census Records
City Directories and their Impact on Your Genealogy Research

 My Most Viewed Ancestors and Family Stories

Chappel/Chapple Ancestors

‘The Help’ and Me
Joseph Chapple
Searching for Lewis Chappel (Part 1)

Green ~ Aldridge Ancestors

A Day in the Life of a Boiler Washer
My Fearless Female Ancestor Who Made the News
Jesse Green, another Maxwell House Man in My Family Tree

 Routt Ancestors

Mulberry Bower Plantation
Routt, 1st Generation
Routt, 2nd Generation

Taylor Ancestors

Dad, A Man of Style
Maxwell House All Black Baseball Team

Think we have a family connection?
Let me hear from you because  . . . I’m Claiming Kin!