In addition to being about the families, this blog is about my life experiences, my research experiences, my research methodology (including the mistakes) and even random thoughts if they are related to genealogy. Sometimes these random thoughts inspire me to write about something associated as it does or would pertain to my family or maybe pertaining to genealogy in general. If you saw my blog name, and didn't know better, you might think that Colored Roots might be all about being a black person; negro or colored as we used to be called. I guess I actually did take advantage of a play on words there. But you have to specifically read What's this Colored Roots thing about? to know that My Colored Roots has absolutely nothing to do with being a black person or African-American if you will.
If you were to weigh and decide, you would, or maybe have already decided that this blog is mostly about Pinkie Ann HOPE and her husband Smith J. HARGROVE. I do admit that I have the heaviest interest in my maternal great grandparents, but of course I have also mentioned that it's because of them or starting with them that I do this. If their photo had not come along at just the right time, I may still be thinking, "I should check into my family's geneology someday".1
You might read these. They will help you understand more about me & My Colored Roots. They are also some of my favorite posts.
- The 2nd contribution to my Celebrating Ancestors series
- My Profile
- Who Do I Blame?
- Who Do I Blame for Not Starting Sooner?
1NOTE: I intentionally misspelled geneology because that is the way I unknowingly spelled it for my first Google search in 2002.