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Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast!
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Greetings everyone from Birmingham Alabama! I have been attending the Samford University Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. This kind of event is really inspiring because it adds so much to my insight. I get to see the many projects that others are working on and I am truly thrilled to be around people with so much energy. I come back from events such as this with a renewed vigor to get busy and to do so much more. And the added benefit is meeting the wonderful people out there!

I hope you get to listen to last night’s episode of Bernice Bennett’s show. Bob O’Connor is the author of a book about the black soldiers imprisoned and buried at Andersonville-the historic Civil War Prison.

A shout out to everyone who will be attending the Prince George’s County AAHGS Chapter Juneteenth Celebration tomorrow at the Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro MD.

Speaking of Juneteenth, check out LowCountry Africana. They are launcing Seven Days of Juneteenth.

Best wishes to Professor Dru, Drusilla Pair who is taking her genealogical passion to the stage, next week, in Newport News Virginia. She thinks outside of the box and she is taking this interest and passion in history and in writing to a new arena. What a neat way to expose local history! Break a leg!!

Congratulations to Lisa Lee who is gearing up her Got Genealogy website again! We are paying attention to her many talents to shine!

Stay tuned this coming week for the announcements about the MAAGI Scholarship winners. This is an inaugural event that will be hosted by Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis Missouri.

I also hope to see some of you in Ft. Wayne Indiana at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This will provide an opportunity to spend some time at the amazing Allen County Library, in Ft. Wayne. This is, of course the largest genealogical library east of the Mississippi.

Well, folks, this is a shortened podcast, as I am away from home and not using my regular computer. I hope that you have a wonderful week of research and celebration. And of course, remember to keep researching and keep sharing what you find!

One Response to “African Roots Podcast Episode #219 June 14th 2013”

  1. Vicky says:

    First off I must say I Love how your voice comes out on the new Vocaroo. Secondly, thanks for the updates and now get some rest before heading out again

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