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. She is the author of two books and you can find those books on amazon.com by putting search on her name. She became a Living Legend in Alexandria, Virginia in 2014.

Sarah A. Gray

Behind the scenes of the article titled, “Sarah A. Gray: Principal of Hallowell School.” Sarah A. Gray was one of two people that Parker-Gray School was named after. She was a remarkable woman who was educated as well as a … Continue reading

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Contee and Gibson Families

Behind the scenes of the article titled, “A 150-Year history of the Contee-Gibson Family School.” Myron Contee had no idea about the history of his ancestors in Alexandria, Washington, DC and Maryland. His Contee and Gibson families were early property … Continue reading

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Indenture to Millionaire: Colonel John McKee

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Times’ article, “From indenture to millionaire: Colonel John McKee – dated July 8, 2021. In 19th Century, Alexandria had a large freed Black population. Many of these freed people were able to acquire wealth, … Continue reading

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Click Family of Bethel Cemetery

Behind the scenes of the Alexandria Gazette Packet’s article on, “From West Virginia to Alexandria: Click Family of Bethel Cemetery. The Click Family has been in the Cemetery business in Alexandria for three generations. Prior to coming to Alexandria, they … Continue reading

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