I’m Featured in Jet Magazine!

Jet Magazine has such a long and established history in African-American culture. I’ve been reading it since I was young.  So, imagine how tickled I was when invited to be interviewed by Deanna Martin -Osuagwu for a piece she wrote about African-American genelaogy bloggers.  After answering a few questions for her, she crafted mine, and the others’, responses together into an interesting article about each of us and our motivations for blogging and sharing our family history. How cool!

Thus, I’m pleased to share a link to my synopsis in the online article. Click on the image below.

I am among some great company too! I already knew of Melvin Collier and Tim Pinnick. I have been following their work in the genealogy community for awhile now. The other person featured is Adrienne Abiodun – a children’s book author and family historian. I’ve not been familiar with her work, but I will definitely be following her now!

Thanks again Deanna! Your article has made my day. :-)

 

Back Issues of Ancestry Magazine

What can I say? I’m a librarian, these types of announcements make me happy :-)

Megan Smolenyak posted on her weekly round-up that the back issues of Ancestry Magazine are now available in Google Books.   Ancestry announced in January that the magazine would be discontinued, so how great it is now to have access to all the issues they’ve done!  This is a great model for any other publishers/organizations that may be discontinuing.

That’s 96 issues of goodness to read through.  Where am I ever going to find the time?  Access the issues here.

I’m Published!

Yesterday in the mail, the latest issue of the Washington County Genealogical Society Newsletter arrived and I am now officially published! This is the only society I am a member of so far, and I submitted an article for the newsletter about using Google Patents and they published it. Whippee!

Now, they made a point to make a call for family group sheets and genealogies, so I plan to next submit some of my family information for them. This is cool.

Inspiration

From reading Eastman’s blog over the weekend, I found a new website that I had not previously been aware of – the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Eastman reports that they added a skill building section to their website, so I wandered over and was very thrilled with what I found.

On the site are examples of how to publish a family history. I am so glad I found this b/c this is exactly what I would like to do one day, but the task appears so daunting to me. While I would love to do the narrative style, I think I will need to begin with the register style. So, I am hereby declaring that by the end of 2007 I aim to do a published register style history for the first three generations of at least one of my lines. (my top two candidates so far are the McNair and Kilpatrick lines as I am currently trying to research slaveowners and I think that would be an interesting thing to include.)

Thanks BCG for the examples!