African Roots Podcast Episode #223 July 12th 2013

This Week's Pod Cast

 

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

Well I have just returned from MAAGI the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, I am so excited by this incredible experience!

I have put information on Facebook, as well as others have and you can join the spirit of the amazing things that took place! The students were so interested to learn and they grew from it in an amazing way!

One group in the Professional Genealogy Track ended up producing their own Blog Radio program.

I liked the fact that people were willing to engage in frank discussion about issues facing the genealogical community. We discussed also genealogi cal training, education, and how to immerse oneself into new arenas.

As a teacher and educator, I was reminded how much we need to teach the basics frequently. We need to teach and we should not just talk to impress, find our audience and just preach. Teaching involves sometimes slowing down to let the students try the method. We must move beyond showing what is done, but allowing them to practice. This is what made MAAGI a working institute.

I also invite you all to join the MAAGI facebook page to see videos to get a small glimpse at events, photos and comments about the MAAGI experience!

This has been an honor, and I thank Mr. Charles Brown, the institute director, and my co-coordinators, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphy, and Janice Forte, for promoting the spirit of MAAGI. MAAGI has arrived and has a place in the genealogy community.

I am also proud than people in Track 4, have taken the first stop into the arena of professional genealogy.

I am honored and I have been blessed this week. I hope that many of you who could not join this year, will consider coming to MAAGI in future years.

Anyway, yes I have spent this whole episode talking about my week, at MAAGI but I had to. I realize that you have choices and I appreciate you for taking time to listen, as I know that you have many choices in how you spend you time. So thank you for listening to my remarks, as always.

In the meantime, keep doing what you do, keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

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