This Week's Pod Cast


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

Tonight on Geneabloggers radio, Marion Woodfork Simmons will be a guest on GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, January 20, 2012 starting at 9pm. She is the author of a local history book on Union High School in Caroline County, Virginia, starting at 9pm Eastern to discuss her interest in genealogy and efforts to preserve Caroline County history.

January 25, Toms River NJ January 25th 1pm Toms River NJ
Black Family Reunions Ocean County Library’s Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., Toms River NJ will present a panel discussion that explores “African American Family Reunions and Family History” Wednesday Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. The program will help people appreciate the similarities and differences between African American family and other family reunions, as well as the traditions and legacies of those reunions.
Genealogists will learn about the roadblocks and challenges faced when doing African American genealogy as well as discover resources available for their search

Deadlines: February 1, International Black Genealogy Summit Call for Papers Deadline is February 1st. Click here for Call For Papers info.

Call for Paper, Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Deadline for the proposals to be submitted is May 15th.

Is it time to step out of our comfort zone? Perhaps we should all consider looking into a new arena, follow a new writer or blogger, and explore a different area of the country for it’s genealogical gems. Why do so? New doors can open, new strategies and methods can be learned and new knowledge can be acquired.

We must remember that history belongs to all of us, we should feel free to explore those histories, those stories, those experiences from all members of the family of mankind. I hope to venture out of my own zone of comfort and learn so much more this year. You are invited to join me and do the same. Listen to new people and make new friends.

There is so much so learn, and explore and we are just scratching the surface of the many things that can be done.

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

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