This Week's Pod Cast


Hello everyone and welcome back!
Today is Friday May 21, 2010
My name is Angela Walton-Raji and this is the African Roots Podcast!
You can always reach me at

Warm wishes to everyone enjoying themselves in Little Rock Arkansas at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, for the 2 day African American Genealogy conference! Tony Burroughs and Lisa Arnold of Ancestry are the featured speakers.

Coming Events
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 10:00 am. The Library of Congress will sponsor an orientation class entitled “Resources for Genealogical Research at The Library of Congress.” The class will meet in room LJ G42 of the Jefferson Building.

For those who are researching ancestors who were enslaved, this workshop will interest you. Thursday,May 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm. The Fairfax Genealogical Society will present a program entitled
“Locating Slave Owners – It is in the Details.” The speaker is Char McCargo Bah. This event will take place at: The Lecture Hall of Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia.

On the first Saturday in June the Baltimore AAHGS Chapter will have a picnic at the Benjamin Banneker State Park in Oella, in Baltimore County.
And on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:30 am. The Baltimore’s Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society/Agnes Kane Callum Chapter will present a program entitled “Historical and/or Genealogical
Websites.” The program will be at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Northwood Branch, 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD. Additional details can be found at

Saturday September 11, 2010 at 8:00 am. The 12th Annual Baltimore Family History& Genealogy Workshop will be presented in Essex, Maryland. This community service event is sponsored by the
Baltimore Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are many beginning classes, African-American Research with a
Maryland emphasis, as well as intermediate and advanced classes. The free workshop will feature at least 50 classes in 6 time periods covering all aspects of genealogy. There is no charge for the conference.
The workshop will be held at the Baltimore Family History Center at 120 Stemmers Run Road, Essex, MD.

I hope that many of your will consider the joys of blogging about your research. I have had many doors open for me, from the wonderful experiences through the blogging Carnival (CoAGG) to just enjoying the platform to blog about personal family history and to share family artifacts!

This “new” platform of exchanging data has also exposed me to other researchers and what they are doing, and it has brought me to another level on documenting my own history. I even hope to blog from Samford this summer.

I hope to encourage more of you to blog in the future.

Well, thanks for listening this week. I hope that you keep doing what you do and know that I appreciate you.

Keep researching, keep documenting, and please keep sharing what you find.

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