Hey!  This site is about us!  You, me and the whole “lot” of Fergusons and Dotsons.  Introduce yourself.  Drop us a line and tell us how you fit in!  We wanna’ know.

Getting Around the Site

This site gives you many opportunities for interaction.
 You can:
  • View videos
  • Use the contact page to send information and pictures about you and your family.
  • Purchase memorabilia (items) from the store and help maintain the site.
  • Answer questions.
  • Share the site with family and friends.

What We Like to Know

  • What is your name?  How are you related to the Ferguson-Dotson family?
  • Would you like to send pictures of you and your family?
  • Do you like the website?  Would you like to keep it going?
  • Would you like to know how you can help?
  • Are you a distant cousin?  We would like you to join us also.
  • Do you have historical information about the Fergusons and Dotsons?
  • You can send articles and pictures to the site.

Answer:  Yes!  Write your article and attach pictures desired in the article and email to smithmamie@ymail.com.  You may also send pictures without an article or articles without pictures.

Make sure you click on all of the pages while you are here.  Pages located at the top of this page . . . such as “About,”  “Video,” or “Purchase the Book.”  All have information you may want to see.


The Heart of a Family: A Historical Perspective

Written by Dr. Mamie Smith

The greatest gift one can have is to belong to a family where love, devotion and genuine caring are practiced.  A caring family’s love is unconditional.  It applauds you when you succeed and empathizes when you fail. Failure is simply a long way to success. This family recognizes that success grows out of trials and tribulations, ups and downs, valleys and mountain tops.

Why This Book?

This book emerged from a person’s desire to leave a legacy for future generations. Also, to enable those who follow us, to define their identity, underscore their birthright and enlarge their posterity.  It will reach into the annals of history and discover mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, sister and brothers who removed the branches of poverty, unwound the threads of discrimination and paved the way to success.

You will share experiences of Robert and Oneita Ferguson—in many instances in their own words.  Since history lays the foundation of a person’s life through observations, personal experiences, community and world developments, this book will pinpoint many events paralleling the lives of the Fergusons and Dotsons, and the impact it had on them and the country.   You will discover how they handled individual and collective conditions and challenges that have served as a foundation to life for their children and generations that followed.