This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. Today is May 29th 2009.
My name is Angela Walton-Raji and you can reach me at

Today May 29, 2009 at 3 pm at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia, there will be a special ceremony for Cpl Isaiah Mays a Buffalo Soldier and distinguished Medal of Honor winner. Read the story of Isaiah Mays.

At the National Archives on Wednesday June 3rd there will be an Introduction to Genealogy Workshop at the Washington DC National Archives on 7th & Pennsylvania Avenue. Information can be obtained from the National Archives website.

As June approaches, all are invited to attend the California Genealogy Jamboree June 26-28th at the Burbank Airport Marriott and Conference Center. There are some fascinating Pre-Jamboree events also planned for those planning to attend.

The library system of the University of Pittsburgh has two wonderful African American photo collections that should be investigated. There are photos from the National Urban League of Pittsburgh spanning the years 1928-1958, and there are images from the Teenie Harris Collection. Mr. Harris was a well known photographer in Pittsburgh, known to have documented the life of the black community.

Visit and enjoy the wonderful African American genealogy blog hosted by Drusilla Pair
There are some great lessons to be learned by visiting cemeteries and telling the stories of the lives of the ancestors.

Special attention deserves to be paid to the Down Under Florida video with hosts George Morgan and Drew Smith. You probably know them as the Genealogy Guys who have the ongoing podcasts. The Down Under Florida video depicts the story of William and Nancy Ashley of Tampa Florida a couple faithful to each other. Wonderful information and social commentary stems from this well made video.
Take a look at Down Under Florida, The Ashley Family.

Thanks for joining me for this week’s podcast.
Remember, keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find.

(To hear earlier podcasts, select “previous entries”. Always click on the title to hear the older podcast.)

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