AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Re: Telling The Family Story
In Response To: Telling The Family Story ()
I am certainly in agreement with you, "too few African-American families are telling their story".
Not only are we not telling our story, but I have visited several genealogical libraries across the United States and have observed that we don't have enough books on the shelves. Too few of are books, i.e., marriage,mortality,mid-wives,church records are not compiled and published. I am so grateful for the great resources on the internet, but to me nothing is more gratifying than to dig into the old records at the county courthouses and find your ancestors. So many times we are confronted with our "brickwall" because we have not taken our research to the next level of the old county court house(no doubt where our ancestors probably aided in constructing).
For this reason, I belong to a not-for-profit organization, The Freedom Walk America Corp., that have taken on the task of publishing, preseving, and promoting African-American records.
Our first project, The Alabama Project, will electronically publish African-American records for the entire 66 counties of Alabama.
The first complimentary publishing will be available May 31, is a data book of marriage records of Wilcox County, 1873-1877. If anyone is interested in a complimentary copy, please email: AFreeWalk@aol.com
My apolgizes if my message was too long, had to get it all out!