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Re: Arne's post on Norway and PALMM
In Response To: Re: Arne's post on Norway ()

Hello Ed:

You wrote:

"During the 1800's some of my wife's family came from Skien, Norway."

Your posting just magnifies the importance of Afrigeneas.com and its contribution to the history of the Americas. We sometimes forget.... at least I do...that our discussions and shared family history offer an important insight into the legacy of Africans of the Diaspora. Future generations will read our family histories. But more importantly, future generations will read OUR reactions to our family history.

So here we are on an African American centered website discussing the history of Norway and Denmark. At first glance someone might ask what's the connection? It'll be obvious once they read this post and so many others that link our ancestors to all parts of the globe.

Ed, was the link to the PALMM's presentation of the Virgin Islands of interest? It certainly was for me. I visit The PALMM site at least once a week.

The full description of PALMM is below:

"Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. PALMM projects may involve a single university or may be collaborative efforts between a university and partners within or outside of the state university system. PALMM projects create high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community and general citizenry of Florida."

Although many of PALMM's collections are centered on Florida history, it also includes other subjects (with searchable databases) such as:

"LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN" some before 1850 to beyond 1950.

"WORLD MAP COLLECTIONS"

"THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU" collection of Dutch artifacts, some from the Dutch East India Co.

"THE ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS COLLECTION" Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

And my favorite:

"THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY" Plug in various subjects in its search engine, perhaps not related to Florida such as Alabama, Georgia, or Virginia...(Virginia Results 2154 matching terms in 278 full texts)

The link below will take you to its main page.

Ed thanks for your message and observation. I do hope that you and the Afrigeneas family will often visit THE PALMM COLLECTION.

K Wyer Lane

"Shameless Promoter of Florida History"

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