Char’s Publications

Published short stories:

“Virginia WPA Slave Narratives,” 2008 Eyewitness to American

“Eleven Narratives,” in the 2007 Halifax County Virginia Heritage Book

“Angels In A Time of Need,” Anthology book, Everyday Grace, Everyday Miracle

Published articles that appeared in the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Newsletter:

 “Surname Changes,” Char’s Corner #1

“Ancestors’ Speak through Oral History,” Char’s Corner #2

“Nickname and Common Surnames Can Drive You Crazy,” Char’s Corner #3

“Tracing Unmarried Females and their Children,” Char’s Corner #4

“Locating a Slave owner through the Slave women in Virginia,” Char’s Corner #5

“He Died Twice:  Checking Multiple Death Certificates” Char’s Corner #6

“Using City Directories in Your Research,” Char’s Corner #7

“Using Death Records,” Char’s Corner #8

“20th Century Death Certificate,” Char’s Corner #9

“Finding Former Slaves, Using his last Owner’s surname,” Char’s Corner #10

“Locating Former Slaves with a Different surname than his Owner,” Char’s Corner #11

“One’s Expectation in their DNA Results,” Char’s Corner #12

“Finding Multiple Slave owners for one Former Slave Family,” Char’s Corner #13

“Were they Free or Enslaved?”  Char’s Corner #14

“Differences in Tracing Enslaved and Free Ancestors,” Char’s Corner #15

“Virginia Black Laws for Enslaved and Free Persons of Color,” Char’s Corner #16

“Pre-civil Newspaper for Runaway Slaves,” Char’s Corner #17

“Verifying Published Records on Your Ancestor,” Char’s Corner #18

“Understanding the Enslaved Ancestors Dress Attire,” Char’s Corner #19

“Using Deed Records to Locate Your Enslaved Ancestor,” Char’s Corner #20

“Virginia Early Marriage Records Could be the Smoking Gun to getting Beyond 1865,” Char’s Corner #21

“Visualize Your Ancestors as Slaves through the Slave Narratives,” Char’s Corner #22

“Researching Pre and Post Civil War African Americans’ Cemeteries,” Char’s Corner #25

“Tracing Your Kinfolks in the Neighborhood,” Char’s Corner #26

“Locating the Burial Sites,” Char’s Corner #27

“Burnt Virginia Court House Records,” Char’s Corner #28

“Looking for An Ancestor,” Char’s Corner #29

“Using Chancery Records,” Char’s Corner #30

“Taking Slaves to Church,” Char’s Corner #31

“Using Personal Property Tax,” Char’s Corner #32

“Counting Your Chickens:  Doing Collateral Lines,” Char’s Corner #33

“Researching the Objects that Our Family Owned,” Char’s Corner #34

“Veteran – A Military Man who Rode a Horse,” Char’s Corner #35

“Looking for Descendants of a Pre-Civil War Cemetery,” Char’s Corner #36

“Researching Methodist Church Records – Part 1,” Char’s Corner #37

 Other Articles:

“Using Obituaries to Trace Ancestors,” Our Heritage Magazine – Genie Speaks

A Beginners Genealogy article in the National Genealogical Society Newsletter October – December 2007

Numerous articles in the 1990s in the South Boston, Virginia – Halifax Gazette Newsletter