19 January 2015
Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. The impact he made on our society is monumental. Many online and published works can tell you about the man and all that he did. Just Google his name, grab a cup of coffee, and be prepared to spend some time learning about him.
Since this is a genealogy blog, it seems fitting to share resources about his genealogy. Here is a collection of found posts about the genealogy of Martin Luther King Jr.
+ The Genealogy of Martin Luther King Jr. (The Legal Genealogist, 2012)
+ Ancestry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (About.com, Kimberly Powell)
+ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Brief Genealogy & Family Tree Download (GenealogyBank, 2014 – includes newspaper articles about Dr. King and his family)
+ The Genealogy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Upfront with NGS, 2014 – gives reference to a document produced by the National Archives From the Roots of a Tree: The Genealogy of Martin Luther King, Jr. which is now available through a different link on the Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region page – this presentation includes excerpts from found documents)
So, as many enjoy today as a Federal Holiday, let’s not forget the man in whose name we celebrate this holiday and his ancestry, the "root" of the man he became.
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