About

Brenda & Nadia Orton 1

Nadia K. Orton, professional genealogist and family historian. Researching and documenting the African-American communities and historic cemeteries of Tidewater, VA, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, and other areas throughout the American South.

Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Twitter: Tidewatercems

Twitter: HistCemsPortsVA

7 responses to “About

  1. Hello, Ms. Orton,

    I am a (Black) Coston Descendant and noticed that you have photographed grave stones/markers at the Canaan Temple AME Zion Church in Edenton, NC. I have a few photographs of some of the graves of my Coston relatives, but am missing others. I am sure you charge a fee for your services. . . . It has been many many years since I’ve been to Edenton, and realize I need to return in order to get past the wall of slavery. Do you have any tips I can use or direct me to so that I can get additional information not available on Ancestry?

    Your direction is most appreciated.

    Linda A. White
    Coston Descendant

  2. Lynn Handy Taylor

    Ms Orton,
    I have just recently started the genealogy search for our family (Goldman-Cuffee of Norfolk/Princess Anne counties) but I love and am inspired by your work. Thank you for being a guide. We will be visiting local cemeteries to help write these stories. Your work is appreciated.

    • Thanks so much for the kind and supportive words, Lynn. Small world, I’ve researched the family of Giles Cuffee of Princess Anne Co., who is buried in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex, Portsmouth, Va. Good luck in your genealogy journey!

  3. Elizabeth

    Hello. I am researching my family. I recently found a death certificate of my great grandmother who is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in portsmouth virginia. I would like to know how to get in touch with someone there to see if I can get her birthdate off her tombstone, and see if other family members are there.

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