Cully Family Updates for March 2012

I have been relatively Quiet the last few weeks on my research as there have been more information discovered about The Gilliam and Cully ancestry line.

I am in somewhat awe and trying to figure what direction I would like to go with this information.  Over the next few weeks, I will be setting up my pages for individual family members.

I have been attending school, so that has taken quite a bit of my time from diving in and sharing what I have found.

I feel that I am ready to begin formulating my family history book, and will begin to develop what I know.  I want to tell more, than to show.

I am learning how to do citations, so I will begin to use these when telling the story of my family.  Please be patient with me as I transition from all of the regular blogging.

I do have another blog where I share various branches of my family tree.  So please take some time out and check it out.  Right now is Women’s History Month and I have been sharing insights to the Women in my family tree.  Digging Roots: My Family History

Look forward to sharing.

Harlem-Sugar Hill, New York Family Research Trip

This is the first trip I took to dig a little deeper into the life of my mother and her parents.  The trip was life-changing for me. Here is a slide show presentation that I did for research group, “The African American Genealogical Research Group.”  It is very long, but I hope you enjoy it.

Genealogy When You Are Adopted

A few years ago, I presented “Genealogy When You Are Adopted”  at the 8th Annual Discover Your Roots Conference in Los Angeles and at the San Diego African American Genealogical Research Group. Searching your family roots when you are adopted is difficult to do if your records are sealed and you have nothing really to go on except your birthdate, and where you were born. Each State and county has different rules and regulations as to the access of records. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, and even though the records are sealed, I was successful in reuniting with my birth family.

At a later date, I will share my story.

Genealogy When You’re Adopted Click on name (link) for a larger showing of slide show.

If you are interested in my sharing more as to the process of research in California, let me know.  I can be contacted at