My relationship with genealogy began in summer 2011 and I cannot get enough of it. Fast-forward I am now headed towards my seventh generation. I believe I have a niche at finding people and a love for accessing documents, reading history, organizing information, and creating digital narrative about ancestral lineages.
I have taken webinars, courses, and now documenting my own family history. I have decided that it will all be a part of my thesis. I am still taking courses to continue updating my skills, research techniques, learning about different databases as a cultural genealogist.
I am now enrolled in three webinars that I will receive a certificate and LEU credits for coming up this spring and heading into the summer. Here are a few courses that I have taken and are open access courses online through various universities and organizations below:
Bringham Young University, Independent Study Courses
Family History / Genealogy — Introductory
Family History / Genealogy — Record Type
GENEALOGY: RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY TREE, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
African American Genealogy Webinars and Workshops
Making a Breakthrough in your African American Research
Archive | Date of Presentation: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
African American research poses unique challenges. That’s why Ancestry.com and Wal-Mart have partnered up to present a free, one-hour webinar on researching your Black roots. African American research specialist Marjorie Sholes will take you step-by-step through the process she used to trace one of her own ancestors, showing you the tips and tricks she discovered along the way. In particular, she’ll focus on how to identify slave owners to unlock the history of your slave ancestors. You’ll also learn what resources are available on Ancestry.com and elsewhere to aid in your research.
Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy
Archive | Date of Presentation: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Even the most seasoned genealogist can make mistakes, especially when it comes to the complexities of African American research. World-renowned genealogy expert Tony Burroughs has taken wrong paths in his decades of research, but has discovered ways to avoid some common missteps. Benefit from his unique wisdom and experience with Ancestry.com as we present “Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy.” This free webinar offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to journey with one of the world’s foremost genealogists and find success as you search for your Black roots.
Access Videos for both presentations via Ancestry.com – scroll through list to view presenations here: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/videos
Take Me Back to Where I Belong: Transportation Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau
Presented By: Angela Walton-Raji, Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands are full of data reflecting newly freed slaves and their adapting to life after the Civil War. Among the lesser known records are those reflecting the movement of families in the years between 1865 – 1872. Some needed assistance in going back to communities were they were born, others were seeking a chance to begin new lives elsewhere. The records of various field offices vary in how the movement of former slaves were handled and there was no particular pattern in how they were documented. But transportation records reflect amazing data about the first voluntary migration of people of color during those post-Civil War years. This workshop will illustrate the content of these records, and how to locate them in the various Bureau field offices throughout the South.