This Week's Pod Cast


Welcome back to episode #369 of the African Roots Podcast! You can reach me at Today is a special episode of the podcast! I am welcoming Dr. Shelley Murphy aka familytreegirl, and we are here to have a lively chat about a number of topics! 
Shelly Murphy

Today’s episode is a discussion between Shelley and myself of upcoming events. She is here for a conference tomorrow in Laurel MD. We are here today to chat about the Black History Month, the AAHGS Regional conference tomorrow in Laurel MD. Information on the conference can be found here.MAAGI 2016 New LogoMAAGI

We are also here to discuss MAAGI, an African American focused institute that is on its way to the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. This institute is now in its 4th year and being at ACPL for 2016, will allow participants to take full advantage of this major research facility. We are more than thrilled and are sharing our excitement in our conversation about plans for MAAGI.

Well—this week there has been much discussion about this week’s episode of the PBS program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates. We are discussing the LL Cool J episode with the DNA findings, the use of slave schedules and the need for responsible use of the slave document and the “same as slave holder surname” issue.

And stay tuned—withing the next few weeks we will be announcing “Digging The Roots” – a talk program where Shelley and myself will be discussing issues of the day from a genealogy perspective! You heard it here first, so stand by!

And thank you all for tuning in, and know that you are appreciated! In the meantime, please remember to keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!


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