Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Little History Behind My Ancestral Mystery Revealed on PBS History Detectives.

Michael with Ma-Ma and Anita
along with the History Detectives

 film Crew in New Orleans

      In a few days, the PBS program - History Detectives will air a segment titled "The Galvez Papers" August 30-31, 2010. The mystery and history behind my Louisiana Creole slave ancestor and 4th generation Great Grandmother named Agnes MATHIEU will be revealed.
      Since discovering Agnes nearly eight years ago much has been found out about her life. However, a rather interesting aspect discovered concerning her manumission (freedom papers) captured the attention of the show's producers.
     This past April I visited New Orleans to participate in the filming of the segment.  The portion that I will be featured in took about 5 hours to film.  I hope this story will inspire others as they seek answers to their ancestral mysteries. Here are a few links about what has happened recently with my research.   Enjoy  
  New waves: April 21
  Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
Michael Nolden Henderson  
Lieutenant Commander, USN Retired

Article of recent induction into the National Society Sons of the American Revolution
 Jun 29, 2010.
Michael being Sworn
into The
National Society Sons of the American Revolution
Michael with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
 Member of the Button Gwinett Chapter, SAR     

My Mother and Father shared in the Celebration
and my induction into the
National Society Sons of the American Revolution

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