18 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Angela Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji has a national reputation as genealogist, author and lecturer. Her book, Black Indian Genealogy Research, is the only book of its kind focusing on the unique Oklahoma Freedman Records. Beyond her public appearances, she hosts 3 blogs, 3 websites, and she hosts the ongoing African Roots Podcast. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, Samford Genealogy Institute and the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). She has also served as a faculty member at Samford and MAAGI.

Ms. Walton-Raji has a strong online presence where she monitors several social media genealogy groups and recently authored a user's guide for the AfriGeneas Facebook group. She also has a strong presence on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter.  She lives in Maryland, where she continues to research and write.

FRG-01 Friday June 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Reaching Out and Reaching In
This session will focus on developing an inclusive multi-cultural genealogy society. Presented with Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphy, and Nicka Smith.

SA023 Saturday June 6, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks: Women of the Civil War.
From the Civil War battlefield to hospital wards, women, rich and poor, served the men who fought. This session shows how to find records of the nurses, matrons, laundresses and cooks in the Civil War.

SU016 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Publishing to Leave a Legacy: Inspiring Examples in Genealogy Storytelling
Want to publish your genealogy research as a legacy for future generations?  Learn how these writers made it happen. Their stories reveal the challenges, mistakes and lessons learned from writing and publishing their legacy. Panel with Bernice Bennett, Michael N. Henderson, Anita Paul, and Nicka Smith.

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