This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast! You can always reach me at

Upcoming Events:
The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center and the Prince George’s County Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) present Paul E. Sluby, guest lecturer for the 2011 Genealogy Workshop Series. The event will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., at Gallery 110, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD. Mr. Sluby is an author, professional genealogist, historian, researcher, and co-founder of the AAHGS. He has complied and published numerous genealogies, cemetery and church histories.

Well the Call for Papers is now out! The International Black Genealogy Summit (IBGS) is pleased to announce an invitation to submit lecture proposals for the 2012 IBGS Conference and Resource Expo. The three-day conference is expected to draw over 400 participants, speakers and exhibitors.

Lecture possibilities
A wide variety of presentations will be considered including children’s genealogy, web sites, Black research in the U.S. and internationally, use of records and repositories either digital or brick-and-mortar, methodology, skill building, cultural and ethnic research in other countries, medical history, writing, publishing your family history, computers and technology, genetics and DNA research, migration, immigration and naturalization records.

Original topic submissions are encouraged. The IBGS Program Committee will consider proposals, workshops and other ground-breaking presentations. Digital projector presentations are strongly encouraged. Presentation time slots are a total of 60 minutes in length, including a 10-minute question-and-answer period.

Questions, inquiries or submissions can be emailed with the subject line Call for Papers Submission.

A WEBINAR – Drusilla Pair Genealogist and Technologist
Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
2:00PM Eastern (U.S.)

Let Your Voice Be Heard in the Digital Conversation. The sound of the human voice is a powerful tool which conveys a wide range of moods and emotions. The human voice can project loud enough to excite and cheer at a pep rally, soften its volume to comfort the grieving, or change to a friendly tone or pitch to say “hello” to a friend. Adding voice notes or messages to digital documents can communicate personality, mood, and emotions as well as add a multimedia touch to text-based documents. I have heard ProfessorDru speak and it is an enjoyable experience!

I hope that many of us will start to look at technology as an enhancement to what we do and not an obstacle. I have learned so much by embracing technology and the social arenas where technology savvy folks gather. By venturing into social networks, and by entering the blogosphere, I have come to truly appreciate the wonderful people I have met and skills that I have acquired. We should all step out of our comfort zones to expand our skill set and to grow in wonderful new directions.

Well, next week, I shall be coming to you from Ft. Wayne Indiana where I am looking forward to attending the National Black Genealogy Summit. I hope to see many of you there and look forward to learning while there, as well.

Thanks for listening, and remember to keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find.

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