Author Archives: cmb12

About cmb12

Char McCargo-Bah is the owner/founder of FindingthingsforU, LLC. She is a professional genealogist, researcher consultant, lecturer, teacher and author coach.

Parker-Gray School’s One-Hundred-Year Anniversary

On August 15, 2020, the Parker-Gray Alumni Association will be celebrating the 100-year Anniversary of Parker-Gray School. If you want to assist the Parker-Gray Alumni in planning this celebration or you want to attend this celebration, please contact Mrs. Alice … Continue reading

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Beating The Odds: Patrick H. Lumpkins

Patrick H. Lumpkins had beaten the odds, he had a disability due to slavery but he excelled after the civil war. Besides being a teacher and a music director, he raised a family. His daughter, Helen Lumpkins Robinson Day, became … Continue reading

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In Search for Descendants of Seminary (West End) in Alexandria, VA

I am working on a project that is in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia which includes Seminary area, Wood Place, Wood Lane, parts of King Street, parts of Braddock Road, Quaker Lane, Donaldson Corner and etc. I am looking … Continue reading

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The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “The Military Made My Life Better: Sergeant Donald L. Taylor,” November 7, 2019. When the military came knocking, Mr. Donald L. Taylor stepped up to the plate to serve his … Continue reading

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