One African-American family's story of Migration from the South: A Boarding House in Detroit

J. Mark Lowe, FUGA
Mar 20, 2019
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About this webinar

African-Americans throughout the South moved to Midwestern cities in search of opportunities and work. Other family members and friends joined the first as stories were shared. Understand how to look in both places and at all connected families for clues.

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About the speaker

J. Mark Lowe, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in original records and
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    Always love his webinars, on any topic!

    Another excellent presentation and so interesting! Yes, Mark is a great story teller! Thank you both. : )

    Any subject discussed by J. Mark Lowe is always wonderful with lots to learn. Thank you for doing these webinars.

    As usual with all the webinars I have done with Legacy. I learned so many things and am now anxious to go and work on genealogy. thank you so much.

    Awesome – Excellent – Superb

    Awesome information, and Awesome Presenter!!

    Awesome story teller. Thank you

    Clapping and Confetti! Excellent Job !

    excellent as always

    Excellent Jeanne

    Excellent! I wil definitely listing to this one again! Thanks!

    Excellent, as always when listening to Mark Lowe!


    Fun and wonderful as always!

    Good storytelling webinar.


    Great information! Thanks!

    Great presentation.

    Great presentation. Wonderful reminders of the way we should be approaching our research woven through the story of researching a friend’s family. Just wonderful!

    Great real life steps through process with live people, not just records. His storytelling and humor smoothed the fact of lots of research. He made it a treasure hunt adventure. Hiring someone with ongoing family connections to your ancestral home is a dream. Happy for the Polk family.

    great story teller, very informative

    Great storyteller!


    I ALWAYS ENJOY listening to Mark! I ALWAYS LEARN so much from Mark. Mark recommended doing something different a few days ago. Today, I did just that. This story is so interesting and along the way I learned so much about finding the story, developing it, and reporting it! I continue to “Mull and Ponder” as I first heard from Mark a few years ago. This continues to help me move forward in my genealogy research. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Geoff!

    I could listen to Mark speak for hours.

    I enjoyed Mark’s presentation. I always learn something new from him.

    Interesting and informative.

    J Mark Lowe is always a great lecturer!!

    Mark Lowe always awesome.

    Oh he is sooo Amazing! Absolutely Wonderful!

    One of my all-time favorite presenters! I’d love to hear a followup webinar to hear more of the stories.

    The best webinar on African-American records! Mark does it again! He is the best lecturer because he is a natural storyteller in the sense that he is telling the truth about actual facts in a fascinating folktale. I will never get tired of his stories!

    This was my favorite so far! He made me really understand that I’m limiting my information by not dealing with the present generations. I’ve not done it because of schedules and not wanting to bug people when they have such busy lives but I see now I just have to do it. Period. What a great program!

    This was one of the best webinar so far!

    Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Thank you!

    very good

    Very interesting. I got here a little late so I look forward to watching it in its entirety later today. Thank you!

    very very good

    Wish there was a higher number to rate this! What a wonderful webinar! It would be amazing to have someone like Mark researching for you. As an African-American who is pretty new to genealogy he gives me hope to keep sticking with my research! Thank you so much Geoff for the wonderful webinars and thank you Mark for your expertise!



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