After the passing of my Mom, Geraldine BARWICK on August 5th to Alzheimer’s Disease, I returned online to the genealogy research so dear to my heart.
I also created the African American Genealogy and Slave Ancestry Research Community via Facebook, a collaborative work-group where we work 1:1 with up to 200 researchers of slave ancestry descent. AAGSAR’s primary goals: 1.) acclimate African American researchers to the smart technology tools capable of advancing their research, 2.) share core best practices and techniques to hone research skills and 3.) support researchers in migrating their family history online.
It’s been a FUN albeit AMAZINGLY CHALLENGING 3.5 months! Here’s just a “taste” of what’s brewing in our virtual kitchen!:)
- 5 January 2014: AAGSAR BLOGFEST! Since kicking-off in August AAGSAR’s supported 58 African American genealogy bloggers — 35 of those being NEW KIDS ON THE BLOG launching online! To kick-off the New Year, on January 5th we’ll host our first AAGSAR BLOGFEST! Starting at 9AM ET, EXPERIENCED bloggers will partner with NEW bloggers to meet 1 single goal — bringing ALL AAGSAR Tribe Members online with a blog or family site! That’s right, we could see the likes of 75-100 NEW genealogy blogs online before 11:59PM of that evening! Just to “toot our own horn”, take a peek at our active blogroll of […]