This Week's Pod Cast

This is Friday June 26th 2009
My name is Angela Walton-Raji

This is the African Roots Podcast!
My name is Angela Walton-Raji.
You can reach me at

Hello to all who are enjoying the California Genealogy Jamboree. Also hello to the Petteway family enjoying their family reunion in Onslow County No. Carolina. They are joined by researcher Jack Robinson who continues to document the black history of the county, and working tirelessly to preserve historic sites, cemeteries and landmarks in the area. More about his work can be read on the Jack Robinson Website.

July 1st deadlines: There is still time to register with Early Bird registration for the FGS Conference in Little Rock Arkansas scheduled for early September. The conference website has registration information.

Want to present at a professional conference? July 1st is the deadline to respond to the Call for Papers for next year’s Genealogy Jamboree.

Yale University website has over 96 pages of images for African American history. Among the images are the Carl Van Vechten photos of people, places and works of art.

From Iowa is a wonderful site pertaining to the history of African American Women.
This digital collection of photographs, news clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, directories, and newsletters documents the experience of African American women in Iowa during the twentieth century. The collection, ca. 1924-1970, is an outgrowth of The African-American Women in Iowa Project, a collaboration between the Iowa Women’s Archives and the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa.

The Alabama State Census is now up on The years are 1820-1866. What is good news is that there are over 103,000 people enumerated as “colored” on that state census. I have been researching the Redus family from Limestone County AL, and I put the name into the database, and sure enough some of the very people that I have been researching appeared. What makes these so exciting as the years that were those dynamic times right after emancipation were captured in these records, so you might find family members listed here that might yield good data for you.

You are urged to consider expanding your research by putting more energy into your research by capturing data from the community and sharing it on a blog or website, and by all means consider joining the historical society and sharing the data that you have found there, as well. For other ideas on how to expand your research, connect with other researchers, and connect with other professional genealogists as well. The Association of Professional Genealogists might interest you as well.

Well Thanks for listening.

Please join me next week.
In the meantime, remember to keep researching,
keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

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