African Roots Podcast #82 October 29, 2010

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Hello and welcome to the African Roots Podcast! My name is Angela Walton-Raji, and you can always reach me, at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com .

Events:
St. Louis Missouri African American Genealogy Society November 13—-Where are you in your Research? This is a show and tell workshop that will bring forth some interesting discussion and will hopefully get people wh o are somewhat stuck—some ideas to move ahead. December 11, will be an end of the year wrap up, and a meal that will be shared with the members. It is described as a cultural repast and members will be invited to share their favorite family recipes. These events will take place at the Missouri History Museum on Lindell and DeValiviere and Forest Park.

CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Ontario (Canada) Genealogical Society has issued a call for papers for its 2012 Conference, to be held in Kingston, Ontario, on June 1-3, 2012. EmaiL for a copy of the Call for Papers document. We need more researchers to speak about the experience of ancestors who made it also to Canada in the 19th century.

November 12-13 Family History Expo, Atlanta, Gwinett Center, Duluth GA This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet bloggers, genealogists, and leaders in the genealogy community. The FHExpos take place throughout the country, and promise to be exciting opportunities for those in attendance.

November 20, Baltimore MD, Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture,
Tracing Female Ancestors Rebecca Koford and Dr. Donna T. Hollie discuss research strategies tracing female ancestors. To register, call 443-263-1816.

Ancestry has announced some new acquisitions, including the 1852 California State Census There were some African Americans enumerated on that census, most of whom were from states east of the Mississippi, so it is worth taking a look.

The folks at Family Search have been busy and they are busy merging sites and putting up new data as well. Among the new data one can find:
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1836-2001
Arkansas County Arkansas marriages 1837-1957
Ghana, 1982-1984 – Census 458,000 (that’s right—West Africa!)

Any sites for Free:
I often use these free sites on a regular basis, and you may also wish to.
FREE SITES:

Family Search.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
North Carolina Newspaper Digitization site
Arkansas History Commission
Missouri state archives

I shall devote an entire podcast to some of these sites in the future.

Well, thanks for listening, I appreciate your taking your time to tune in. Please continue to do what you do.

Keep researching, keep documenting, and please keep sharing what you find!

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