More SCGS #10 Jamboree News---Meeting Lisa Lee (Anderson) Lisa has recently married.
I have read and been anxious to meet Lisa Lee for some time now.
Lisa is a smart, well educated, lady teaching in the areas of Irish, Canadian and African- American Genealogy. It is free to join her website GOT GENEALOGY and Lisa publishes monthly newsletters packed full of useful information.
Lisa writes about general genealogy subjects, the SSDI index, new websites, and upcoming genealogical tools. What is especially delightful about Lisa is her easy approach to genealogy. She does not mind telling you the way it is.....admitting she is shooting at easy targets (county office help, large genealogy websites trying to be all things to all people, etc.)
Lisa takes people to that next step of re-uniting slave owners and slave descendants. I have so many writing on my ancestors slaves and I am anxious to get them to their families. My ancestors are guiding me to share these wonderful stories with the families. Using the newspapers of the era is my next step in reconstructing the movement of the African-Americans after they left the plantation.
I am chronicling my journey to finding and aiding these families, in a new blog I started named "Healing of America".
My theory is we must start healing this country; if the USA is to survive. United we are a much stronger country. It is time for healing to start. There comes a time in life when the past must not be forgotten but also not preventing us to move forward. The not-so Civil War and history of slavery continues to cripple this country. Being active in the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, I became aware of the generalizations and falsehoods taught as universal truths. All Blacks do this, this is the way Blacks think, This is the way Whites think. Civil Rights worked because we understood we could not change the teaching of the ruling generation but we could and would educate the children.
Civil Rights did not try to change the world in one day, Civil Rights worked because we stopped looking at the time, place, locations as a whole and met and heard the stories of the individuals on both sides. Just the facts ma'am, just the facts.