Welcome to the African Roots Podcast
Today is April 24, 2009
The New England Regional Conference is underway in Manchester New Hampshire. Information on the speakers and events can be found http://www.nergc.org/2009/images/NERGC2009Program.pdf“>here.
Researchers from the state of Georgia will enjoy looking at the documents found in the Virtual Vault. Among the great records to be found are photos of African American midwives. In addition are some early records from the 1800s and late 1700s. Information is located at: http://content.sos.state.ga.us/
Missouri State Archives offers a good number of presentations on video. The story of living historian Paxton J. Williams who depicts George W. Carver, can be found at: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/about/presentations.asp
The state of Delaware has placed some wonderful photos of the old “colored” schools on its website. Most of the images are from Kent County Delaware. They can be viewed at:
An unusual document from Delaware is Joseph Barker’s Negro Ledger. This reflects business transactions of Joseph Barker, a local merchant on Barker’s Landing, with black customers. The historic ledger was made between 1808-1811. It can be found at: http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/document/barkers_ledger/barkers%20ledger.shtml#TopOfPage
The Slavery Papers of Delaware will fascinate any historian interested in Delaware African American history. Manumissions, slave births and Petitions for Freedom are included in this collection, found at:
Next week, Olive Harvey College in Chicago is hosting the African American Genealogy Forum. Information is located at: http://www.aaghsc.org/
May 5th and May 16th the National Archives will host a series of lectures for genealogists. The Archives documents located on Footnote.com will be discussed on May 5th and on May 16th a presentation on getting past brick walls will be conducted. Both sessions will occur at the Washington DC location in room G24. Information is on the Archives website: www.nara.gov
Information on genealogy fair in Ft. Lauderdale at the Sherman Library is located at:
Information on some of the works of historian and genealogist Dr. Agnes Kane Callum are locate at:
http://www.angelfire.com/md/akcallum/pubs.html Books can be ordered from her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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