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Black History Month: Tracing Your Roots

Posted on: 6:00 pm, February 22, 2013, by , updated on: 09:44am, February 25, 2013

Black History Month is the perfect time to remember your ancestors.  Tracing your roots can be a tough task.  But, if you have patience, you can do it.

With the help of some family members, FOX8′s Kerry Charles has traced his roots to 1865.  Shortly after moving to the Piedmont Triad, Kerry randomly met a distant cousin.  Doug Houpe is from Statesville, that’s where Kerry’s mother was born.  Kerry and Doug learned their great-grandparents were siblings.  The two forged a friendship and made a commitment to learn about their ancestors.

Kerry shares the unique story about meeting his cousin.  He also introduces us to the co-founder of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of North Carolina (AAHGS).  Lamar DeLoatch traced his family’s roots to the 1600s.

Learn more about AAHGS and how you can trace your family’s roots by visiting:http://ncaahgs.org/