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    P.O Box 75654 Phoenix, AZ 85087

Untied Shades of American

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CNN’s United Shades of America airs an episode on Gullah Geechee culture May 13 Including Gadsden’s Wharf and McLeod Plantation Posted by Will Allen on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:31 PM Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America, a documentary series on CNN, is an important show for our cultural moment. Now in its third

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April Business Meeting BFGHS

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The Black Family Genealogy and History Society held its April 2018 business meeting at Harmon Library in Phoenix, AZ.  Prior to the meeting, Phyllis Grimes, BFGHS Corresponding Secy., gave an inspiring presentation,”The Todd’s:  Telling Our Story”, which outlined how she researched and found her ancestors.  Members and guests were encouraged to attend a Research Working

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What is Epigenetics and what can it tell us?

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Reference source: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/howgeneswork/epigenome What is epigenetics? DNA modifications that do not change the DNA sequence can affect gene activity. Chemical compounds that are added to single genes can regulate their activity; these modifications are known as epigenetic changes. The epigenome comprises all of the chemical compounds that have been added to the entirety of one’s DNA

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Genealogy Working Sessions March 28 and April 3, 2018

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Discussion Group Meetings: Wed., March 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. * first session:  DNA, Pedigree Charts (maybe Ahnentafel Charts is more appropriate), Military Records, and Land Records. Tues., April 3, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. * second session – Organizing Paperwork, Document Research, Slave Schedules and Finding People. Members in attendance, who are able

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