February 2011 Podcast Show Notes

February 2011 Podcast Show Notes

February is Black History Month, and this edititon of the podcast is chock full of great resources for African-American researchers. We've got a look at AfriGeneas.com, our African-American newspapers FTU course and some preservation projects focused on black history. Plus: An insider's look at the new season of "Who Do You Think You Are?"

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In this episode:

  • News from the Blogosphere
  • Top Tips: African-American Research
  • 101 Best Websites: AfriGeneas
  • Safe Keeping: Preserving Black Family History
  • Family Tree University Crash Course
  • Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Jamie Royce


Jamie, filling in for Diane, who’s on maternity leave, gives us the scoop on “Who Do You Think You Are?” Read more at the Genealogy Insider blog. Visit Family Tree Magazine‘s WDYTYA page.

Top Tips: African-American Research

Author and lecturer Tim Pinnick, who teaches FTU’s Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers course, provides tips on how to find African-American ancestors in newspapers from his upcoming article from the May 2011 issue of Family Tree Magazine. He recommends these resources:

101 Best Websites: AfriGeneas


AfriGeneas.com founder Valencia King Nelson gives us a tour of this website devoted to African American research. Visit AfriGeneas here.

Safe Keeping: Preserving Black Family History

Grace talks about two national projects underway that family historians can contribute to: The Smithsonian National African-American History and Culture Museum and the StoryCorps Griot.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture:

StoryCorps Griot initiative:

Family Tree University Crash Course

Family Tree University online community editor Grace Dobush shares some great research strategies from FTU’s State Crash Course webinar series. She talks about:

Find out about upcoming webinars here, and find all past webinar recordings here.

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

Allison provides additional resources for African-American family history research:

Have fun climbing your family tree!

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.