This Week's Pod Cast


Hello and welcome back!
Today is Friday November 27, 2009
My name is Angela Walton-Raji
And this is the African Roots Podcast!

San Diego Genealogical Society recently celebrated a major opening of a new research facility last week, and they are also offering a number of upcoming classes as well.
Also in San Diego—-

• African-American research: Margaret Lewis, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Margaret specializes in “Military Research” and “Researching Slaves in the Family.”
• Hispanic research: David Peña, 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. David is the Director of the Tijuana Family History Center.

Also in San Diego on December 5th
Genealogy research trip to the Los Angeles Public Library. Registration form is at

December 11, 2008 Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, Author and genealogist will be giving a presentation. Contact Barbara Velázquez, for more information.

December 16
Those in or near Washington DC may want to mark their calendars to attend the National Archives book signing event, to hear noted author Annette Gordon Reed, author of the Hemingses of Monticello. The event is at 7 pm. Advance copies of the book can be reserved at a discount from the Archives bookstore by phoning 202-357-5271.

Congratulations to George Geder for launching his new videos. Also a thank you to George who mentioned that he was inspired by my own new site I too have placed some instructional videos on the website and welcome some feedback from you out there.

As you recall the Chicago African American Genealogical Society is working on a Heritage book. The deadline for submissions to that project has been extended to December 15. Among the guidelines includes submission of a 500 word article plus a Black and White photograph.

Interesting article came out about black history of Laurel Cemetery in Weston, Missouri, near St. Joseph, Missouri.

The project began when a lifelong resident of the community Carolyn Larsen recalls that over 3000 black people resided at one time in that community and yet, the colored section was so empty. She knew people were once there, so she made a decision to find their stories.

This story teaches all of us a lesson to tell the story of the entire community—to see the forest as well as appreciate the trees in that forest. We should all try to tell the story of the community as well as our own families. Let’s find inspiration from this story to document our own communities.

Thank you for listening this week. In the meantime, keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find.

(For previous episodes, click on the date of each episode to activitate the podcast.)

One Response to “African Roots Podcast #35 November 27, 2009”

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