African Roots Podcast Episode # 150 February 17, 2012

This Week's Pod Cast

 

EVENTS
Today February 17 – Philadelphia PA

TODAY: Event in Philadelphipa PA
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Branch Introduction to Genealogy Workshop Focusing on the Free Library’s Genealogical Resources. This workshop is for people who are just getting started and who are not familiar with the resources that are offered.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2012
ROSELL, GA At the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, writer and genealogist Melvin Collier is giving a presentation about his research and his work in the book, 150 Years Later. $5.00 fee to attend
Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075 More information is found HERE.

St. Louis Missouri
The 3rd Annual Conference of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogical Society
Harris Stowe University 8:30 – 4:00

Newport News VA 1:00-3:00 pm
At the historic Newsome House, don’t miss the presentation by Drusilla Pair on those fabulous Church Hats.
Sunday Crowns

Philadelphia PA, Justin Ragsdale, Curator of the “Lest We Forget Museum” is giving an Afr. American history presentation at the Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church.

Washington DC
the Washing DC Family History Center will present a seminar on African-American genealogy. The keynote speaker is Margo Williams. The program runs from 10:00-12:30 and will be presented at the Washington Temple Visitors’ Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland. The program is free but advance registration is requested by calling 301-587-0042

NEXT WEEK:
In Alexandria Virginia: During Black History Month, attend a free workshop in Alexandria to learn how to use Unknown No Longer: A Virginia Slave Name Database. This free database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington Street.

By the way if you are on facebook, I want to direct your attention to the various groups on Facebook with a focus on African American genealogy
OUR Black history
African American Forum
DNA African Ancestry.

Also note that Family Tree Magazine is also posting a post every day in the month of February pertaining to fee online resources for African American Genealogy.

Take a look at the Anti-Slavery collection at Haverford College The collection focuses on Quakers and Slavery. Well worth a look.

Ground Breaking Ceremony to be webcast:
On Wednesday February 22, the groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History will take place there will be access via online webcast.

Great article on a new blog by Andrea Kelleher. The blog is called HOW DID I GET HERE? MY AMAZING GENEALOGY JOURNEY Take a look and enjoy the article that she wrote about how a “new” and unknown cousin found her. What a testament to the value of blogging and sharing family history.

Well thank you once again for listening and keep your emails coming. In the meantime have a great weak and keep researching, keep documenting and always keep sharing what you find.

1 Comment

  1. Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for featuring my blog! It is wonderful how blogging can connect people.

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