Picture from grandmaideas.com
Oral History: A collection of family stories told by a member of the family or by a close family friend. You can transcribe an oral history onto paper, or video or tape-record it. Oral histories often yield stories and information you won’t find written in records. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
Salt Lake City here we come! I will be in Salt Lake City with the amazingly talented BlackProGen LIVE members. This will be my first time attending and I am really excited, I will be sure to take pictures and post them on the blog.
Checkout the latest episode of BlackProGen Live!
Be sure to watch webisode 35 Tuesday, June 20th: People of color communities thrive on social and community interaction. Learn about the history of religious, fraternal, and benevolent groups and how they can add to you already existing genealogy and family history research.
Episode 30 of BlackProGen LIVE tonight!
The broadcast will take place:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
Checkout the lovely Nicka Smith discuss Five Lies about African American Genealogy and Family History Research.
While I was in Georgia my uncle told me my Great Grandfather Dock Waker was a deacon at the Magnolia Baptist Church, now known as the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, my grandmother Clittee Christian Walker also played the piano there. I am hoping before I had back on the road to head home I can look at some of the old church records to validate the oral history. I’ll keep you posted, in the meantime check out this little video I made on my way to visit Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.
Join us for the next broadcast of BlackProGen LIVE, a live online show dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and strategies for those researching the genealogy of people of color. Tues. September 13 we’ll be discussing genealogy research in the Carolinas along with weighing in on current events such as the Georgetown University slave sale, POC cemeteries, and the recent price drop for Family Tree DNA tests. TUNE IN at 6pm PST/7pm MNT/8pm CST/9pm EST at https://youtu.be/Lz20yr-vQpc
“We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors wisdom.” –
Like many of you, genealogy is my passion. I can not explain how glad I am I stumbled onto it, I can only hope my ancestors are happy with the work that I am doing.
Tonight the third season of Genealogy road show premieres on PBS, below is a link to a little preview of this season.