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
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:
- Bibliographic Checklist of African-American Newspapers by Barbara K. Henritze
- African-American Newspapers and Periodicals by James Danky
- African-American news at Chronicling America
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.
- Learn about acquisitions
- Save our African American Treasures
- Get involved with the virtual Memory Book
- View all Memory Book entries
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:
- New York Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Empire State Ancestors
- Massachusetts Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Bay State Ancestors
- Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Website by the Newberry Library in Chicago
The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
Allison provides additional resources for African-American family history research:
- Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers Course at Family Tree University
- African-American Research Ultimate Collection
Have fun climbing your family tree!
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