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Today the manager of the ProGen Study Groups, Angela Packer McGhie, joins Jane to talk about the groups and the book on which the study groups are based: Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Angela will discuss how how the study groups work and how they can help you in your careers as genealogists -- professional genealogists and aspiring professional genealogists alike. Find out what topics participants really appreciate learning about and what topics are the most challenging to cover.
Order the book Professional Genealogy at www.heritagebooks.com. If you are a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists, you can get a 15% discount by using the coupon code available on the members only section of www.apgen.org.
Photos: ProGen Study Group Alumni at Salt Lake Institue of Genealogy (SLIG) 2014.
Don Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group (GGG) and John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group (IGG) join Jane this morning to talk about the mammoth indexing projects their groups took on when they decided to tackle Long Island records and then New York City vital records and then NARA NYC records and then some more. Don and John will discuss what records they have done, what records they intend to do, and what the differences in their groups' databases are. They will also tell us how they manage their indexing projects with more than 2,000 volunteers. They'll also share interesting stories from their indexing and tell us about unusual records or people that they came across in the records.
In May 2014 Don, John and their GGG partner Bob Boeckle received the National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy.
John and Don are pictured with the other New York attendees at the NGS conference in Richmond, Virginia. They are all members and volunteers for the GGG and IGG indexing projects.
Join participants of the professiolnal genealogy class of the Midwest African American Institute for an engaging and informative discussion on " Why Genealogy" with Matilda and her children.
"The Genealogy as a Profession class at MAAGI 2014 created WHY GENEALOGY? centered around a slave named Matilda asking her descendants why they were or were not trying to find their family. Sarah Cato is the producer and host. Cast members: Konnetta Alexander is the slave named Matilda from the Graham Slave Records. Myra DeShields-Moulton tells about her research findings and the family books she’s written. Camile Camille Genealogy Sista Johnson representing the X-generation’s interest or lack of interest. Flavia Frierson asks why should she research that old stuff. Roland Miller shares the migration path of ex-slaves. Audrie McRay tells why she researches her family and makes family scrapbooks.
Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important.
Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired, began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer’s Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812. He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.
Join Bonnie & Ja'Vonne with their guest, Tony Burroughs, CEO of The Center for Black Genealogy, noted speaker and author. Together they will look at how to research your family history and how to travel with a purpose as you research your own Family Tree. Also keep up on Travel News, Travel Tips, and all the features of this top weekly Travel Show. Heard nationwide on Sirius/XM #141 and WVON-Chicago and iHeartRadio.com. www.TheTavelingEye.com . #TheTravelingEye
For many genealogy can seem overwhelming, especially for those of slave ancestry. There are very specific challenges that African Americans researching family history face. Tune as the Sistas chat with African American genealogy expert Elon Cook about the challenges and resources for African American Genealogy. Elon Cook is an experienced genealogist; she received her Masters Degree from Brown University and is a newly confirmed member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To learn more about Elon check out her website here.
African American Genealogy & Slave Ancestry Research (AAGSAR) is a technology-centric, collaborative for genealogists researching their slave ancestry.
A NO OBSERVERS Community we focus on 3 primary goals:
SLAVE ANCESTRY RESEARCH SKILL DEVELOPMENT
MIGRATING FAMILY RESEARCH ONLINE
We differ from most African Amercian genealogy communities in that all of our collaboration, research, teaching and sharing is anchored by smart technology.
To join the AAGSAR Community you must be active on Facebook, and have [or be willing to create] a family blog and/or website. Don't worry! Support is ALWAYS available should you need help getting started!
We’re a close-knit community and offer 1:1 coaching to drive your slave ancestry research forward! NO BRICK WALLS PERMITTED.
Please join us, every Sunday at 6PM ET for our new "You Got Roots?!" segment! We promise - genealogy + technology has never been this fun!:)
EDUCATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE.
The AAGSAR Community
For more You Got Roots?! program information: http://aagsaryougotroots.wordpress.com/upcoming-events
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Find out about these subjects vital to all adults on this segment of Boomers Plus Radio and listen to our other programs for more 'adult' subjects.
Join host Yvette Porter Moore as she interviews her guest Christian Allyn Carter Addison Sr about his deep roots in Maryland & Washington D.C.
Christian Allyn Carter Addison Sr. is a 7th generation Washingtonian and direct descendant of a slave abolitionist, real estate developer, civil war soldier, teamster, and cemetery owner, Jacob Moore. Christian Allyn Carter discusses his Washingtonian Ancestry, his new book soon to be released and his purpose for running for City Council. He is an amazing business entreprenuer, education advocate, and visionary. With stories of long past, It is clear that Christian carries the mantel of his ancestors. We hope you call in as we welcome your comments and questions
If you only know the name of a grandparent, then how do you go back three or four generations to find their slave ancestors?
Konnetta Alexander shares touching stories of finding her slave ancestors going back three and four generations. With inspiration from journal entries of an Antebellum, slave account book written by slaveholder Daniel Graham, the lives of unrelated slaves provides documentation of slave life from which Konnetta uses as her guidebook to find and document slaves. While making national presentations about the life of Matila Graham, house slave, Konnetta tells the story of every house slave! Calling out the last names of her slave ancestors: Clark, Miller, Moorman, Peay, Prince, Quinn and Ramsey. Join in as discoveries unfold in Finding Our Slaves.
With 20+ years of genealogy digging, Konnetta has three projects: researching family, transcribing and making public excerpts of the slave journal, and performing interpretative presentations about the lives of Free Persons of Color and Slaves. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, is an annual participant of MAAGI (Mid-Western African American Genealogy Institute), and member of several historical societies. The focus of Konnetta’s genealogy research is finding, documenting and personalizing slaves, whether family nor not.
This episode is an interview with Rob Lukens the President of the Chester County Historical Society. The interview covers several generations of our family in Southeastern Pennsylvania and references my book, Black Minqua the Life and Times of Henry Green.
Join us on Saturday September 27th, for the Welsh Mountain Historic Tour in New Holland Pennsylvania (Lancaster County). We will return to the Mountains and present life as it was in the 1700's for Tom Green and others.
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Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we welcome genealogist and activist, STELLA ANTLEY. www.blackHistoryBlog.com on iTunes WWW.BlackHistoryuniversity.com
Stella, the Great, Great Granddaughter of a survivor of slavery recently, recently received an Official Apology her ancestor's Slaver.
The enslaved woman's name was Charlotte McClee and she lived to the sage age of 111, AMAZING longevity for a survivor of slavery, and more amazing…. "I have a photo of her holding me as an infant, in a rare Black History 5 Generation "Freed," Post, ante-bellum former enslaved African's Family, all alive, and in tact at the same time."
"In this heirloom picture of the 5 Generations, shown and seated, are: My Mother, My Mother's Mother, My Mother's, Mother's Mother, And My Mother's, Mother's, Mother's, Mother, the "survivor of slavery" and me, I'm the 5th Generation, the Survivor's Great, Great"
This show is dedicated to …Four Survivors of Slavery, miraculously these Queens, are centenarians! They all lived to be 100+ years old! In 1916 the matriarchal heroines gathered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Washington, DC. Tell their stories and say their names to your children… Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110!
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