Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been redoing their website and Family Search is also getting a new face lift. If you haven't been there in a while, you might want to take a look.

New resources for African American research are available. They have added an indepth guide to African American research available on the website. They are planning on adding audio and video from the recent AAHGS (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society) conference.

Presentations include:

  1. Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr., Author and Professor of American History, University of Washington Presentation: Roots West: African American History in the Trans-Mississippi West

  2. Mary Hill, Author and accredited genealogist for Southern and Eastern States Presentation: Finding Records of Your Ancestors: 1870 to Present

  3. Beth Wilson, Retired reference librarian for land records, African-American genealogy, and documentation research Presentation: Trails Back: Tracing Ancestors in Slavery through Census, Probate, and Land Research

  4. Dr. Spencer Crew, Director of the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. Presentation: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: Activities and Accomplishments

  5. Angela Walton Raji, Author and avid African–Native American genealogist Presentation: Beyond the Dawes Rolls: Black Indian Ancestry East of the Mississippi

  6. Adele Marcum, Professional genealogist and content specialist Presentation: Where Should I Start? Beginning Research on Ancestry.com

  7. Howard Dodson, Chief, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library Presentation: To be announced

I hope this helps those who are looking for their African American heritage.

Dale L. Edwards

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