Thursday, April 2, 2009

Introduction: African Roots Podcast

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In this introductory podcast books, websites and upcoming events are discussed.

For information on the The Baltimore AAHGS annual research trip to Richmond, information can be obtained by contacting Noreen Goodson at; There will be an all day African American Genealogy Forum on May 12th at the NC Museum of History. Information for that event can be obtained at:; General information for the NGS Conference (National Genealogical Society) on May 13-16 can be found at:

Two major genealogical institutes are taking place this summer. The Samford Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research will occur June 14-19. Information can be found at:; The National Archives in Washington DC hosts the National Institute for Genealogical Research. Information is located at:

The Choctaw-Chickasaw Freedmen Heritage Conference and Reunion will take place in August in Ardmore Oklahoma. More information is located at the conference website:

Genealogy bibliophiles will be interested in John Baker and his new work the Washingtons of Wessyngton. Read about his book and watch the video at:; Melvin Collier's work "Mississipi to Africa" can be obtained friom his website at:

Set your October calendar for the International Black Genealogy Summit! More information about this historic event can be found at:

I hope you enjoyed the podcast. Tell me what you think and let me know if there are events that should be mentioned in the future, and of those authors whose works should be discussed. You can reach me at: