This Week's Pod Cast


Hello and welcome back to the African Roots Podcast! You can always reach me at

Well the new year is underway, and things are happening
Samford Institute of Genealogical Research is opening up next week, so take a look at what they are offering.

The Philadelphia African American Genealogy group will hold a “snow day” meeting next week, and I will be giving a presentation on Documenting African & Native American Ancestors–Researching Blended Families.

Athens-Clarke County Library presents Dr. Al Hester will present information on two former Georgia state legislators who were once slaves in that area. Dr. Hester is a former professor who has a strong interest in Clarke county and in African American local history. This will be on Sunday January 16, at 3 pm. A book signing will take place at that event.

February 5th, Rockland County Community College will host the launching of the Smithsonian Exhibition IndiVisible. African-Native American Lives in the Americas. My presentation will take place at 4:30 in the afternoon, but the events will take place most of the day.

February is always exciting and the group in St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society. They are hosting their 2nd Annual Genealogy Conference. In cooperation with Harris-Stowe University they have a full day planned, for February 19th. More information can be found here.

I am excited to learn about how some individuals are steppinp outside of the box by venturing into new areas. I mentioned About Our Freedom blog, recently. Robin Foster has been a person who has truly reaching into new areas, with videos and now some bloggers I am learning are putting out daily papers!! This is interesting to see. I learned that this is a great way to summarize genealogy topics that come across your path. Well this is the result of an application called What a neat feature. Try it out—you can have a “paper” with just a click!

Well, I am also fascinated by the work of Antoinette Harrell. She is producing videos, hosts a radio talk show and interviewing some very interesting genealogists as well. Check out some of her videos and put her on your radar screen, as she is a person to watch during this new year!

Well, thanks for listening, and keep doing what you do.
Keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find.

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