Monthly Archives: April 2009

African Roots Podcast #2

This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back!

Announcements for this week:

Those interested in the Baltimore AAHGS trip to Richmond can contact Noreen Goodson at, or contact Mrs. Agnes K. Callum at, or by phone at 410-323-3883.

The National Archives will hold a genealogy fair on April 22-23rd at the National Archives on 7th & Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Information about this free event can be found at:

Join the Indiana Genealogical Society on April 25, as it hosts its 20th Anniversary conference. Information can be found at:

The New England Regional Genealogy will take place at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Manchester New Hampshire. Information about this event will be found at: .

The Arkansas History Commission hosts an all day workshop in Gillette, Arkansas at the Arkansas Post Museum. Information can be obtained by contacting or by phoning 870-548-2634.

The California Jamboree will take place June 26-28th at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. To obtain more information about the event, visit this site: has partnered with the National Archives and has launched the extensive African American Collection. For detailed information about the many documents that can be seen on Footnote, go to:

I hope you enjoyed this week’s podcast. Let me hear from you. You can reach me at:

Keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find.

This Week’s Podcast

This Week's Pod Cast

This podcast begin with a request to hear from YOU!.  Ideas, new programs, events, confererences, that will assist those who research African American history are all welcome here.  All suggestions can be sent to wishing to join the Baltimore AAHGS chapter in April, on their annual research trip to Richmond Virginia can contact, for more information;  The NGS Conference will host an African American Genealogy Forum at the NC Museum of History. The event is May 12, from 9:30 to 4:45 and is is free to the public. Information can be found at: ; Additional information on the workshops at the NGS Conference can be found at: ;

Summer Institutes and conferences are approaching.  Samford Genealogy Institute will take place June 14-19.  The National Institute for Genealogical Research will take place July 12-17.  Samford data can be found at and the National Archives Institute can be found at:

The first Choctaw and Chickasaw Freedmen Heritage Conference will bring scholars to southern Oklahoma.  The details of this first time event are located at:

Genealogy bibliophiles will be interested in John Baker and his new work the Washingtons of Wessyngton. Read about his book and watch the video at:; Melvin Collier’s work “Mississipi to Africa” can be obtained friom his website at:

Set your October calendar for the International Black Genealogy Summit! More information about this historic event can be found at:

Are you researching Missouri? If so take a look at the online presentations made by Traci Wilson-Kleecamp in her 5 part series on African American Genealogy. I have listened to each of them, and they are great sources on how to put the pieces together in your own personal research. These presentations rest on the Missouri State Archives website at:

I hope you enjoyed the podcast. Tell me what you think and let me know if there are events that should be mentioned in the future, and of those authors whose works should be discussed. You can reach me at: