This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. My name is Angela Walton-Raji and you can always reach me at at

I am preparing for a trip to St. Louis Missouri where I will be speaking at the Missouri Museum of History from 1-3 pm. My topic is Researching Blended Families. Finding Native Ancestors in the African American family.

Folks in Kentucky may want to hear Ann Johnson a cemetery preservationist speak tomorrow in Stamping Ground Kentucky. The workshop will include an on-site visit to the FBC Cemetery if weather permits. – Directions call Shirl Marks (502) 535-7717 or .

Also note,Cemetery Preservation will be the topic for the next Taylor County Historical Society program scheduled for 6:30pmET/5:30pmCT, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Campbellsville High School, 230 W. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY. Ann Johnson, Adminstrative Assistant with the Cemetery Preservation Program at the Kentucky Historical Society, will present the program. The same number can be used for information.

Prior to Ms. Johnson’s oral presentation, she will discuss cemetery preservation by taking meeting attendees on a short walk through Brookside Cemetery. Afterwards, the group will assemble for a continuation of the meeting in Campbellsville High. Members and visitors are cordially invited.

Don’t forget the genealogy fair at the National Archives in Washington DC. It is loads of fun and a chance to see some old friends as well.

As mentioned last week, on April 23, Fluvanna Public Library will feature Caruso Brown, genealogist and author who will present his book “This Little Light is Mine” as both a family genealogy as well as a celebration of the major elements of Caruso’s life

I am excited that I will get to be a guest on Blog Talk Radio on the Geneabloggers talk program. The topic is the Civil War and I will be a guest as well to discuss the United States Colored Troops.

Ok Virginia researchers—some new books for you that can be found on the Internet Archive:

Here are some recent additions of books on the Internet Archive for Virginia researchers

Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County – Books 1-5 which covers 1691-1744 —

Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County – Books 6-18 which covers 1744-1801 —

– Our heritage : Black history : Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach, Virginia : a pictorial history (1998)

Also don’t forget the April 30 deadline for ASALH CALL FOR PAPERS

Well the anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning was this week. So how are you going to commemorate it? Do you have a blog? Or have you adopted a soldiers? Have you tried seeking stories of the contrabands?

Please find a way to honor your ancestors on this season of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Our ancestors persevered.

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