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Genealogy & Research

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

Genealogy, or the study of family history, has become one of the fasted growing hobbies in the United States. Influenced by such novels as Alex Haley’s seminal Roots in 1970, and television mini-series in 1976, as well as by current day TV productions such as “African American Lives”, Who Do You Think You Are?”, and “Discovering Your Roots”, people everywhere have become interested in learning more about their ancestors, and where they’ve come from. You may have recalled a pearl of wisdom a grandmother instilled in you, or had a tradition passed down over the years, but do you have a clear picture of how this fits in to your ancestors a hundred years ago? Two hundred years ago?  For many people, going much beyond one or two generations is a monumental task. Let Family Pearl help. We can start with interviews of elders in your family, reviews of documents you have, or begin independently. However, whatever you do, contact us to start today!

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