African Roots Podcast #120 July 22, 2011

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast! You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com.

Great news in the genealogy community this week. Family Search has added 12 million new records and images. This will open doors for researchers worldwide. In the US their collections consist of Draft registration records from Arkansas and Louisiana. Some California records are found from San Mateo county. Also for Maryland researchers there are will books to search. I was pleased to see marriage records from Tippah County Mississippi. Some of the images are still not appearing but I shall be checking for the next several days to see if they can be accessed.

I have been looking at County Pages created on Facebook by Robin Foster. She is taking advantage of social media in a creative way by creating pages where others can share photos, or stories about specific counties in So. Carolina. She has a wonderful page on Clarendon County. She has also created a YouTube channel for the same community.

In August Arkansas researchers can attend a seminar sponsored by the Arkansas History Commission. It will take place in Powhatan Arkansas. For information, contact Lisa Perry.

The Baltimore AAHGS chapter writing group will have a meeting Saturday. For information contact Dr. Donna Hollie for more information.

Thinking about DNA testing. Dr. Rick Kittles has produced a video about DNA and genealogy. You might want to watch his video to see if testing for DNA will interest you.

Yes, it’s hot outside, and you can’t change the weather–why not write about it? This is a chance to share with future generations how you coped with this history making heat wave. We can’t change it, but we may as well tell the next generation about it.

By the way the AAHGS conference is being planned and getting closer. It will occur in September in Little Rock, Arkansas. And after that event the Black Genealogy Summit will take place as well.

Thanks for listening, and remember to keep researching, keep documenting, and please keep sharing what you find.

1 Comment

  1. Posted August 7, 2011 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the mention, Angela! Also FamilySearch has new Facebook research communities for free assistance with genealogy: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Facebook_Research_Community

    Sincerely,
    Robin

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