Jan, thank you for your response. It is indeed interesting to learn that there may have een exceptions. Is it possible you can write an article on the information you have found about your ancestor and get it published in a journal so that others may know about this?
Better yet, my organization, the African American Generalogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) publishes a quarterly journal, the Baobab Tree, of which I am on the editorial staff. We would love to have a story like this. We have open submissions, meaning anyone can write an article about their ancestors or topic of interest.
Here are the link:
Guidelines for submitting to Baobab
Thank you for your interest in submitting an article for the AAGSNCʼs quarterly
journal, the Baobab Tree. Here are some helpful hints to get you started:
Ideas for Articles:
• Using Video to Tell Your Story (Digital Storytelling)
• Exploring Different Ways to Present Your Family History
• Internet Tips and Tricks
• Using Genealogy Software
• Breaking Through the Brick Wall
• Conducting Interviews
• Research Trips
• Exploring Cemeteries
• Beyond the Census: Other State and Federal Resources
• Newspaper Research
• Slave Research
• Document transcriptions (ie. wills, estate inventories, etc.)
The following is required for every article that is submitted:
• Bio (that does not exceed 200 words) and photograph of the author
• 150 word abstract about the content of the article
• Preferred File Type: Microsoft Word Document
• Mystery Photos
If you are unable to identify the people in an old photo, submit it, and any details you
may have about it.
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