African Roots Podcast-Angela Walton-Raji

cOvdvr3L_400x400 How do you keep up with the goings on in the genealogy world? Well one of the things I do is tune in to Angela’s podcast ( ). I had the pleasure of being on a panel with her, Bernice Bennett and Janis Minor Forte. She is an amazing woman with high integrity and dynamic research abilities. I am humbled to work with her. I believe she is one of the few that hear the whispers. We presented at the fabulous Rootstech conference in Salt Lake City sponsored by Family Search. Over 25,000 were in attendence. Our discussion was on the “Online Resources for African American Genealogy”. You can view Angela’s bio on any of her sites listed. Angela is also part of #BlackProGen and a Coordinator and Instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute called MAAGI ( Visit the MAAGI website, Angela’s oversees the Writing Track.

The African Roots Podcast is one of my favorite weekly spots linked to genealogy. Angela provides her podcast every Friday and it ( is different each week! She shares a host of information such as upcoming conferences, activities, resources, and news in the genealogy world. You can also see the links to her blogs on the side panels of the pages This week she shared information about Rootstech and the upcoming Black History Conference in Laurel MD (she is the keynote), and the free access to Fold3 due to this being Black History month. There is much, much more to hear, so tune in and enjoy!

For those of you in the Charlottesville, Virginia area on March 5, Angela and I (familytreegirl) will be presenting at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center ( Visit the website to view this school, it is amazing what has been done to preserve the school. Angela will be presenting on the “Mapping the Freedmen Bureau” website ( and I will be presenting on the Challenges when dealing with African American ancestry.

Here are links to view some of Angela’s work:


Know your Roots, they are Long and Strong!

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