Resources for African American Research: Episode 33

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February is Black History Month, and this edition of the podcast is chock full of great resources for African-American researchers.

Ep. 33: February 2011

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In this episode:

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Jamie, filling in for Diane, who’s on maternity leave, gives us the scoop on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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:

Best Websites: AfriGeneas 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.

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.

The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy

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

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

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.

Have fun climbing your family tree!