This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast! My name is Angela Walton-Raji, and you can always reach me at

This is a big weekend in the African American Genealogy community:
There are two big conferences taking place: The Annual AAHGS Conference began last night, in fact and will go on today and tomorrow, at the University of Maryland University College Conference center in Adelphi Maryland.

And in Chicago, the African American Genealogical & Historical Society will hold its annual conference also.  They have some interesting workshops lined up.

October 10, 2010 Tony Burroughs, noted African- American Genealogist will speak on October 10, 2010 at 2:30. The event will be the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, now housing the Chamber of Commerce. It is sponsored by the Camden Archives and Museum in Camden, South Carolina. You will need to preregister for this presentation.  Call Camden Archives and Museum at (803) 425- 6050.

October 16-17, New Orleans, LA  Creole Louisiana: Cultural and Family Ties Along Back Roads and
Waterways Louisiana Creole Research Association – Sixth Annual Conference
Co-sponsored by Xavier University Department of Languages & University Archives Location: Xavier University Center, Grand Ballroom (3rd. Floor), Drexel Dri ve at Pine Street.  This will be the sixth annual presentation of the LA Creole, conference on Creole history and culture.

Interesting note from Texas, the Texas Historical Commission and the Lamar University Archives-Special Collection and Department of History will co-host a free oral history training workshop and statewide site survey meeting Thursday, Oct. 14. The workshop, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A and B in Building A of the John Gray Center, 855 Jim Gilligan Way in Beaumont. The workshop is designed to help people learn how to conduct and record oral histories. The workshop at Lamar is open to the public without charge. To register, contact Penny Clark, Lamar archivist, at (409) 880-7787, email

LEXIS NEXIS Collection now available at NARA The LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection provides researchers—whether novice or advanced—fast, immediate access to this broad collection of historical congressional information. This digital collection is powerfully indexed, easy to use, and lets researchers search across multiple other collections for more comprehensive results. Researchers can access full-text, original documents from the pages of the original U.S. Serial Set. For more information on these resources, see NARA’S Archives Library Information Center . Also explore NARA research centers nationwide.

Oct 23 Fluvanna Co. Virginia Library, talk by Shirley Parrish-African Americans serving in the Wars. 12 noon…sponsored by AAHGS of CVA

Well, another LIST is out: This one is the BEST State online resources, by Family Tree Magazine. Actually there are more than 50 in this list—there are actually 75. Best State Websites for Genealogy The 75 stellar sites singled out here (at least one per state) represent the go-to bookmarks for browsing America’s past, state by state. This is useful for those who like me, research more than one state.

Well, as the year winds down it is time to do some reflection on many of the tips and tricks we have learned during the year, and I look forward to some down time as fall descends upon us. I hope to organize my thoughts and to get myself prepared for a number of projects for next year—but I have to digest the many things I have gone through this year. I will be spending some time over the next few weeks to go over those new ideas and lessons I have have learned, and look forward to some good family time as the year will wind down.

But first—this activity filled weekend. Have a great one wherever your genealogical endeavors take you. To my Chicago friends have a great conference!

In the meantime, keep researching, keep documenting and please keep sharing what your find.

One Response to “African Roots Podcast # 80 October 8, 2010”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Angela Y.Walton-Raji, Lowcountry Africana. Lowcountry Africana said: RT @AYWalton: Two major Afr. American Genealogy events, workshops and more genealogy news. […]

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