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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
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:
- Bibliographic Checklist of African-American Newspapers by Barbara K. Henritze
- African-American Newspapers and Periodicals by James Danky
- African-American news at Chronicling America
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.
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
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!