Sunday, May 26, 2013

Making the Connection to My Family's Military Timeline back to the American Revolution

Michael Henderson, LCDR USN RET.
Feature Speaker During the Memorial Weekend
 Military Timeline program held at
the Atlanta History Center

As a veteran, descendant of a Louisiana Patriot of the American Revolution and past-president of the Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR Georgia society SAR,  I was honored to be the featured speaker  on Saturday 25 May 2013 during the Military Timeline Program  Memorial Day weekend event held at the Atlanta History Center.  During my presentation, I shared a few thoughts and part of my genealogical  journey which led  me to discovering a patriot ancestor who fought in the American Revolution and also show how I traced my military lineage through ancestors who served in various wars, demonstrating my own family's the Military Timeline.  I demonstrated how it was through my early curiosity about my military lineage and that of my Louisiana Creole heritage, that I was able to make these historic  family connections. 
Michael Nolden Henderson, LCDR USN Ret.
 Past-President of the Button Gwinnett Chapter, Georgia Society
Sons of the American Revolution,
Author of GOT PROOF! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation

Afterward I signed copies of my new book titled GOT PROOF! My Genealogical Journey through the use of Documentation.  It was a thrill to share my ancestral research and story with so many who attended the Military Timeline event. The Memorial Day weekend activities will culminate with the dedication of  the new Veterans Memorial Park outside the Atlanta History Center, 27 May 2013 at 5:00 pm.   

GOT PROOF! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation is also available for purchase in the Atlanta  History Center Museum Shop  .
 Here are a few more pictures of the Saturday event.
Photo with a few members of the Afro-American Historical
and Genealogical Society Metro-Atlanta Chapter and the author
Michael N. Henderson LCDR USN Ret.
A long time friend and fellow Officer Candidate School classmate stopped by to hear my presentation and pick up a signed copy of
 my new book, GOT PROOF!

A few more friends and supporters stopped by the say
hello and pick up a signed copy of my new book
Another Happy Supporter and Fellow historian
having his copy of GOT PROOF! signed by Author

Saturday, May 18, 2013

GOT PROOF! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use Of Documentation

I have just published my first book, a memoir, titled “Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation.   

As a family history researcher, I have been asked on many occasions what got me started looking into my family history in Louisiana. What were some of my most interesting discoveries found along the way, and when was I going to write a book? As these questions came up I started to see a pattern with my responses. The challenge for me in writing this first book was narrowing down the focus to one compelling discovery. Once I did that, I had to write a story that would allow readers to see how my research and discoveries came about, as well as to learn about some of the results that came from my genealogical journey.

GOT PROOF! which is available now, will address many of those questions. 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Compatriot Michael Nolden Henderson LCDR USN Ret, Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR President's Choice 2013 Volunteer Of The Year Recipient

Compatriot Milus Bruce Maney, President Button Gwinnett
Chapter Sons of the American Revolution and
Compatriot Michael Nolden Henderson, LCDR USN Ret.
Past President Button Gwinnett Chapter SAR Recipient
Gwinnett Council For Seniors President's Choice 2013
Volunteer of the Year

I was honored as the Button Gwinnett Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution recipient for the President’s Choice 2013 Volunteer of the Years at The Twenty-seventh Annual Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Gwinnett Council for Seniors which was held Thursday May 16, 2013.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Michael Henderson, Keynote Speaker for New Orleans Chapter DAR Annual Spring Luncheon

Photo by Betsy White 
Mrs. Shelia Curry, Regent, New Orleans Chapter DAR
Michael N. Henderson, Past President, Button Gwinnett
 Chapter Georgia Society SAR and Mrs Joan Madore,

 First Vice Regent New Orleans Chapter DAR

        On Thursday, May 2, 2013, I was honored to be the guest speaker at the New Orleans Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution DAR annual spring  luncheon held at the Metairie Country Club in New Orleans La.  My talk focused on “Telling the story of my 4th Generation Great-Grandparents and how I traced my ancestry to a Louisiana Patriot who served under the command of Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Colonial Governor and General of the American Revolution.”  In 2010, PBS program, History Detectives filmed as segment of my ancestor's story titled: See here: The Galvez Papers 
        This was indeed a special occasion as I also witness the change of office for Mrs Curry, outgoing Regent of the New Orleans chapter as she welcomed in their new chapter leadership.    
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