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Historical archivist Muriel McDowell-Jackson, right, talks about how to research family histories Sunday during a genealogy workshop at the workshop at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center.
...Historical archivist Muriel McDowell-Jackson, right, talks about how to research family histories Sunday during a genealogy workshop at the workshop at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center.
To reach Muriel McDowell-Jackson
with genealogy questions call her
at 744-0820.So many in the South, when they see a new face will ask, 'Who's your people?'," said Muriel McDowell-Jackson, a genealogy librarian and archivist for the Middle Georgia Regional Library.
The majority of folks, though, might not be able to answer.
Most can't trace back their ancestry in history or where they came from, she
But more and more people are getting interested in their genealogy and heritage.
"So many people are longing for their place in history," McDowell-Jackson
...Thomas Duval, a retired dentist, listened intently about the history of the Pleasant Hill community, which was a section of black professionals, who ranged from dentists, doctors and lawyers to college professors, McDowell-Jackson said.
also went over much of Macon's black history, such as in 1867 when there was the first voter registration under Army rule in Georgia and required male ex-slaves for the first time to give a last name.She
even talked about how the Ruth Hartley Mosley home on Spring Street is one of the only historic African American house museums in Macon.
Muriel McDowell-Jackson Archivist