This Week's Pod Cast
Hello and welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com
Now that fall is here, the season for conferences is winding down. Only a few month for events for this year.
Tomorrow October 1
Columbia MD: Central MD AAHGS Chapter Writer’s Forum. Event will occur at the Owen Brown Community Center, Columbia MD. A panel of writers will present about their experiences as published writers. Sessions begins at 1 pm.
Early Bird Deadline for Registration for the Salt Lake Genealogy Institute is approaching.
It’s only a month away! If you register for SLIG after October 30, 2011 you will pay an increase of $50 ($400 for UGA members and $450 for non-members). The current registration cost is only $350 for UGA members and $400 for non-members. To register visitwww.slig.ugagenealogy.org.
Also remember that RootsTech is also taking place in February in Salt Lake City as well.
For Friends in the Midwest—Nebraska Lincoln-Lancaster Family History Fair will take place.
Roanoke Public Library, Roanoake VA, Dred & Harriet Scott Story. This presentation by Ruth Hager is free to the public.
From the Crater to a Tree Near Smyrna, the story of an escaped slave and other Delaware African Americans will be presented by Dr. Steve Newton in Dover Delaware on November 5, 2011 at the Dover Public Library. Event is free.
Last week I attended the AAHGS conference and was reminded how local history can be found in small artifacts around us. A small pamphlet about a long forgotten woman in Pine Bluff Arkansas, reminded me of how we need to keep our eyes open to find those pieces of memorabilia that reflect our history and communities. Our job it to do more than collect names of people, but also to collect the stories of the community—for often it is the community where the rest of the story resides.
Thanks for listening. As usual, please do what you do, keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find.