African Roots Podcast #43 January 22, 2010

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Hello and welcome back! Today is Friday January 22, 2010
My name is Angela Walton-Raji & this is the African Roots Podcast!
You can always reach me at: africanrootspodcast@gmail.com

Hope you have had a good week. Lots of things underway for the rest of this month and the calendars are filling up with events for Black History Month as well.

Tomorrow January 23 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, there will be a workshop on Researching Blended Families. African-Native American Genealogy Research. The workshop will be at 1:00 pm on the 4th floor Resource Center. Speaker: Angela Walton-Raji

February 2, 2010 National Archives & Records Administration, Waltham Massachusetts, Trapelo RoadAfrican American and Under Documented Populations 2:00 pm

February 5-6 North Carolina Piedmont Chapter of AAHGS Greensboro NC
5 – Annual Fellowship Dinner with AAHGS Members
6- The AAHGS 11th ANNUAL WORKSHOP at Greensboro Public Library

Congratulations to the St. Louis Chapter of the African American History & Genealogy Society Conference. Saturday, Febraury 20, 2010 Stl-aahgs has teamed up with Harris-Stowe University to host a one day African American genealogy conference. This is an all day event at the campus. Registration begins at 8 am and the events will go from 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Cost is $40. It looks promising and if you are in that area, by all means join them.

Still time to put the Family History Expo in Savannah on your calendar, February 29 2010.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES:
April NGS Conference April 28-May 1

Samford Institute of Genealogy – African American Track The classes are filling quickly, so you may have to act fast. This track is offered every other year.

A number of events throughout the entire body of museums of the Smithsonian Institutions are unfolding for Black History Month. Workshops, concerts, lectures and more. Interactive theatrical events, and celebrations of artists such as jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. One session looks interesting to me is a theatrical presentation in the form of a dialogue between Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. The calendar is an amazing one throughout the Smithsonian institution, so take a look at the detailed calendar.

I hope you are putting lots of work into your research, and are also daring to expand a bit, and research the history of the community where your family lives. Sometimes wonderful surprises can emerge when you look around the neighborhood and their the greater story.

Thanks for taking time to listen today. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep researching, keep documenting, and please keep sharing what you find.

Talk to you next week, from Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

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