GENEALOGY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • Documented over 5,000 relatives                                                     

  • 1997, Located long-lost WWII ½ brother in Wales, England

    • Reunited her father with his WWII son after 53 years of separation

    • Wrote three articles documenting her search and family reunion with her Dad and brother;  published in The New York Amsterdam News, The Roanoke Tribute and The Roanoke Time                                

  • Featured Photo-Journalist  “Father and Son” Exhibition at Empire State College in NYC                            

  • While researching her maternal grandmother’s family she located two rare books:                            “The Three Generations” “Cansler Short Methods in Arithmetic” written by her great uncle Charles W. Cansler (Copyright 1939)                                                                                                                  

  • Contributed to “The Cansler Family in America” by William Clifford Roberts, Jr. (Copyright 2001)                

  • 2009, Inducted into the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (“DAR”)                 

  • 2010, Received Training and Genealogy Consultant Certification from the “NSDAR”                                      

  • 2011,  Located family headstones at the Mahanaim United Methodist Church Cemetery  which was once a Cherokee Village and Burial grounds of her Cherokee ancestors  

  • 2011, Audio Interview "Finding My Brother Barry In Wales, UK;  Story Corp. - U.S. Library of Congress                                                                      

  • 2012, Featured on ABC-TV  Segment “Here and Now” – “Genealogy Highlights” with Sandra Bookman       

  • 2012 Honored with the Inaugural Champion of the African Diaspora Award, NY Chapter, Commander of the Sons and Daughters of the Colored Troops                                                                                   

  • 2013 Donated a Pictorial History of “The Hunts Family of Marion Virginia” to Mount Pleasant United Church Museum   

  • 2013,  “ Back To Your Roots" - Featured Presenter for the National Association of Black Women in Higher Education at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY                                                                             

  • 2015, Located the Canslers Family Burial site  at The Hiawassee College Cemetery, Madisonville, Tenn 

  • 2016, Genealogy Presentation for The Second Baptist Church, Balwin, New York

  • 2017, "Finding Your Roots" Black History Presentation, Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, Jersey City, NJ

  • 2017, The NYC Veterans Healthcare Administration, On going Vets Genealogy Presentations/Workshops

  • 2018, "Finding Your Roots" "African Americans in Times of War" Westchester Community College, SUNY

  • 2018, Once in a Lifetime Award, U.S. Department of Defense at the NSDAR Continental Congress, D.C.

  • 2019, "Keep the Dream Alive" Humanitarian Award, Jimi Holloway Productions, New York City 

  • 2019,  Community Service Award, Sons and Daughters of United States Middle Passage ("SDUSMP")

  • 2019, Featured on ABC-TV "Segment "Here and Now" Introducing "SDUSMP" Annual Conference

  • 2019, Family Search Library, Utah  - Audio Recording

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC - ("AAHGS") NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER                    

  • THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA                                                              

  • THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY                                                                                               

  • THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION  ("NSDAR")                     THE NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER & ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE MANHATTAN & KNICKERBOCKER CHAPTERS

     "PDA" EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER  & AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE                                         

  • THE SOUTH BOSTON-HALIFAX VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY  

  • NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY         

  • SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE UNITED STATES MIDDLE PASSAGE ("SDUSMP")   National Lineage Society 

  • SOUTHERN DAMES OF AMERICA                                                 

  • Finding Barry
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  • StoryCorps and Ruth Hunt
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My Mom Patricia               Our  Dad  Jack               Ruth             Brother Barry
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
"Forgotten Patriots' Luncheon"