This Week's Pod Cast
Hello and welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com
Well we are less than a week away from Thanksgiving weekend and I want to be the first to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
The year is winding down and not many genealogy events left in the year.
Tomorrow: Baltimore Maryland, Reginald Lewis Museum: Researching Black and Indian Genealogy East of the Mississippi. That will be at 10:30 am.
Columbia MD: Owen Brown Community Center. Internet Resources for African American Genealogy
This is a good time to reflect on those projects that we may have put aside. Don’t forget the National Day of Listening.
How many of you have remembered to tell your OWN genealogical story? You know—we often fail to include our own research story in the family history story. Perhaps it is time that we do such a thing.
It is perhaps time to think about new projects to tell the story of the ancestral family. Consider stepping outside of your comfort zone with some new activities:
Document the community.
Look up Benevolent Societies in the community and write about them.
Who were the veterans–WWII, WWI, and Civil War?
Were there any health epidemics that affected your region? Or were there natural disasters like floods, or fires?
Was the family part of the Great Migration? Have you told that story?
Let’s time time over this holiday period to document those stories and to create new traditions perhaps in our own families!
Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving Everyone!