I began researching our Georgia genealogy in 1997 and thanks to the very accurate memories of my dear cousin, Elbert Stringer, was able to piece together our family’s fragmented Washington-Wilkes roots.
Tracing Slave Ancestry is unique in that a great deal of it depends on oral history vs. formal documentation. Elbert’s sharing of my 4th Grandmother’s name “Catie Wingfield“, and her reflections of being on a CODY plantation in Warren County Georgia, were the keys that opened the door to everything else!
I’ve discovered and shared the stories of many Ancestors along the way. I’ve visited Warren County often, and even lived in our family hometown of Washington-Wilkes. I’ve coveted [and scanned] sacred family pictures, searched countless unmarked graves and welcomed a host of new cousins and genealogy friends throughout the years.in genealogy?