This Week's Pod Cast

Hello and Welcome Back!
This is Friday July 30, 2010. My name is Angela Walton-Raji and this is the African Roots Podcast!

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Upcoming Events:
Midwestern Roots Conference on August 6-7 in Indianapolis Indianapolis

FGS Annual Conference (Federation of Genealogical Societies) in Knoxville Tennessee. Aug 18-21

Deadline today for:
AAHGS Annual Conference in College Park, MD Today is the deadline to submit your proposal to present at that conference.

Also today is the deadline to submit for the Family History Expo in Atlanta in November.

In Baltimore the monthly August meeting of the Agnes Kane Callum chapter of AAHGS will take place at the Enoch Pratt Library at Cold Spring and Loch Raven Blvd.

New holdings to share:

Oklahoma—the Oklahoma Historical Society announces that the 1890 Oklahoma Territory Census is now available with sample pages. In addition they also have available on DVD a copy of the first directory of Oklahoma City. Historical societies are wonderful resources and I hope you are members of your own state historical society.  One of my states is Oklahoma and The new “Encyclopedia of Oklahoma is also now available. Many states have online encyclopedias and are always interested in nfrom the research community. This is a wonderful way to make your own contribution.

Some interesting sites were mentioned in the September 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine, including several outstanding sites for African American research. Among those mentioned were several websites for African American genealogists:AfrigeneasAfriQuest, Afro-Louisiana History, Digital Library of American Slavery,  Documenting the American South, Low Country Africana,  USF Africana Heritage.

You are urged to visit these sites and if you visit them frequently remember to sometimes go beyond your favorite parts of the page—click on something new, and see what additional features that you can explore to take you someplace new.

Well that wraps up another week—in the meantime—-
Keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

Have a great week and keep doing what you do.  Keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find.

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