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Researching Military Records with Angela Walton-Raji

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Angela Walton-Raji is known nationally for her research and work on Oklahoma Native American records.  Her book on Black Indian Genealogy Research is the only book of its kind focusing on the unique record set of over 20,000 African Americans found within the Dawes Records.  She is a founding member of AfriGeneas.com and, also a genealogist specializing in information for beginners, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. She is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and she hosts the only weekly podcast devoted to African American genealogy, called, The African Roots Podcast. (africanrootspodcast.com)  In addition to her work on Oklahoma Freedmen, she has developed a website devoted to Black History of NW Arkansas.  Her website called Arkansas Freedmen, contains early historical data on Ft. Smith, Van Buren and communities in the local area.  She has also developed a strong interest researching the history of the United States Colored Troops from Arkansas and Indian Territory. In the Spring of 2010, she was featured in a in-depth interview with the Smithsonian magazine online.   Her many videos recently accorded her as being one of the top four instructional video channels, by Family Tree Magazine. (August 2010). She has conducted research for persons of black, white and American Indian backgrounds and has also assisted families with the documentation of their immigrant ancestors. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, and continues to attend seminars and workshops to increase her skills and research methods.