In 2006, the AtlasFamily.Org Genealogy Research Team was formed in an effort to utilize family members time and talents to gather more genealogical information. Initially the team would only convene for research trips. Now, the team continues it’s research efforts throughout the year (through a blog) as well as on yearly research trips.
Research trips last two weeks, take place in various locations of genealogical interest, and are entirely funded by the research team and family members. During the trip, the team maintains a blog, takes photos, films video, interviews family members, and collects information to add to the family file.
The family file increased from 400 to over 3,000 people as a direct result of yearly research trips. Additionally, the team has produced three volumes of family history and four reunion DVDs to share what has been learned and discovered with current and future generations.
RESEARCH TRIP BLOGS AND PHOTOS
2011 Research Trip – Africa
December 26, 2011 – January 7, 2012, Cameroon
2010 Research Trip – USA
April 7-24, 2010
Locations: Yazoo County, MS, Claiborne County, MS, Jefferson Davis County, MS,
Madison Parish, LA, East Carroll Parish, LA, Warren County, MS
2009 Mini Research Trip
August 3-5, 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
2008 Research Trip
April 17-27, 2008
Locations: Washington, DC, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson, MS,
Canton, MS, Ferriday, LA, Port Gibson, MS Lake Providence, LA
2007 Research Trip
February 17-March 3, 2007
Locations: New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Saint Francisville, LA, Lake Providence, LA
2006 Research Trip
March 13-18, 2006
Locations: Atlanta, GA, Jackson, MS, Lake Providence, LA, Bastrop, LA