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New Book Lifts the Veil Off of Ignored Black History in South Carolina

We received this book review, Virtue of Cain: From Slave to Senator, the biography of Lawrence Cain... Takoma Park, MD – August 21, 2019 – Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, reintroduced America to this overlooked period of American History. Virtue of Cain: From Slave to Senator-Biography of Lawrence Cain examines the short but extraordinary life of a prominent but forgotten member of the majority black South Carolina legislature during Reconstruction. Lawrence Cain was the slave and biological son of Dr. Sampson V. Cain, the master of ceremonies at the banquet honoring Representative Preston Brooks’ caning of Senator Charles Sumner. Lawren

NGS and FGS Merger

Very exciting news was announced at FGS today in Washington, DC. Paul Nauta, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager at FamilySearch wanted to make sure you knew the NGS and FGS will be merging with a completion date no later than October 1, 2020. "This significant, historical move will consolidate these two great, influential organizations in the genealogy industry, into one with greater capacity to serve the genealogy community,'' said Paul Nauta. He also related what David Rencher, FamilySearch CGO, had said, "This is a significant move forward for both organizations. FGS has wanted to better serve individuals, and NGS has been seeking ways to better serve societies. Combining their efforts

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