To download PDF Version: Barkhamsted Lighthouse Event Schedule hosted by Coni Dubois
Month: June 2015
Barkhamsted Lighthouse Reunion is upon us! SO EXCITED!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229765933869233/
We are but a couple of weeks away! So excited! I have been working on this for over 25 yrs – this has been my life’s work and the time is here – We knew we had Native American blood running thru our veins we just didn’t know from where or what tribe and I NOW know it isn’t just one tribe but MANY – when my father Rex Allen asked me over 25 years ago to find our roots – I NEVER thought it would lead to this moment……. this is my life’s dream – to find us and bring us all together~
I CAN’T WAIT!!! Greatest find truly has been all the extended family I have connected with~
SO MANY of us weren’t raised around our Native American people…. we are the remnants of the slavery & indenturing & genocide of our people – we were ripped from our people and made into ‘white society’ – it was taken from us….
My goal isn’t to get ‘my card’ – my goal is to get the truth of our ANCESTORS – to be standing here today …..truly is the gift of it all~
I just want to note my main research is the 1600’s to the 1800’s – after the 1800’s I have much work to do on many lines but feel if I can get everyone to the 1800’s they can take it from there~ With all the years of merging trees and adding people I have much work to do in my files and work constantly on fixing doubling up on people and wrong lines – but IF I worked on a line it is very detailed and then I stand by that work but lines that are basic info then needs work and that is where I need help in those ‘branches’ ~ I am but one person – not out to prove anything – just have done a tremendous amount of work in finding the truth abt my people – My research is just that “My” research – there is many mistakes in my work due to years of merging files, adding gedcoms and broken links and no longer webpages – I am the organizer of it all thou and have kept everything I had found~ Thru the years I have collected every little fact, record or document and thru the years my research books started adding up —- it was such a shame not to share it all….. I just couldn’t bare to have it also ‘lost’ to history – so I created my own blog and add it all there for all to view: www.conidubois.wordpress.com
I am proud to have Native American blood running thru my veins and I am proud to be a descendant of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse story but most importantly this work and all I have done has changed me – grounded me – it has made me a better person – I am only a instrument in many who have done just as much work as I have in all of this – they cared abt history, they cared abt our ancestors – my work is just that the work of many and my work will be added to the work of many I hope~ I have not forgotten and as long as I am breathing I will continue to get to truth of it all……this world has been made by ‘conquering’ & genocide – and at every turn death and to be ‘created’ truly is a miracle~
I know NOTHING abt ‘being indian’ but what I know it is a precious gift to this world that was taken away, forgotten, covered up and hidden….lost~
I love my path in life – know this is what I was meant to do – all I do is for family – it is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY LIFE~
Barkhamsted Connecticut is beautiful, the Lighthouse story is beautiful – I want everyone to disconnect and tune into the beauty of it all – this time is about coming together and celebrating the family~
SO EXCITED! SEE YA ALL SOON!