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    Indie Book Awards
    Indie Book Awards Winner
    2021


    Phillis Wheatley Literary Award
    Phillis Wheatley Literary Award
    June 7, 2019


    AAHGS Book Awards Metal
    2018 Winner Metal

    Discover Your Family History with
    Bernice Bennett –
    Award-Winning Author and Genealogist!


    My New Book – Black Homesteaders of the South – is Here! The book provides little-known evidence that Black families living in the South acquired land under the Homestead Act of 1862. Many others beyond the forty-nine families identified in the book also owned land. I encourage others to use this book as a model to identify other Black homesteaders from this period.

    Conducting genealogical research alone can be overwhelming. Let me help you get started. You will get the coaching you need:

    • to conduct a good oral history;
    • strategies on how to map out your genealogy research plan; and
    • resources to collect and analyze findings.

    With my help, tracing your family roots is easier than you may think.

    What will I do for you?

    • Retrieve records located at the National Archives I and II in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    • Facilitate your small and large group meetings.
    • Offer motivational keynote addresses, meeting moderation and presentations targeting your specific needs.


    About My Books


    Black Homesteaders of the South

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    PayPal:  Signed copy
    Cost: $23.99 plus $5.99 S&H

    Arcadia Publishing:  $23.99
    free S&H

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    Tracing Their Steps:
    A Memoir


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    PayPal:  Signed copy
    Cost: $20.00 plus S&H

    Amazon:  $20.00
    free S&H on orders over $25.00

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    Our Ancestors, Our Stories

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    PayPal:  Signed copy
    $22.99 plus $3.99 S&H

    Amazon:  $19.99 plus $3.99 S&H

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    Last Updated October 26, 2022










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