Saturday, December 14, 2013

"The Baobab Tree" Summer and Fall Issues

Back in March I posted about being named the new editor of The Baobab Tree, the journal of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC).  My first issue as editor came out in September, just barely squeaking in for the summer.  Articles in that issue included a man figuring out just who a previously unknown brother of his great-great-grandmother was; the story of a freed slave from Arkansas who became a master carpenter and left the South for California; the second half of a story about a family that was very active in the fight for civil rights in the South; and someone who went to a Black Family History Day for assistance, followed up on the research suggestions, and found great information on his family.

The fall issue is almost finished and should be published soon.  (Gotta get the schedule back on track ....)  This issue includes articles on how a chance DNA match led to more questions than answers; thinking about the many variations names and nicknames can take; a collection of helpful online links for black family history research; and the educational benefits of attending genealogical conferences.

Articles for The Baobab Tree are accepted from both members and nonmembers of AAGSNC.  If you submit an article that is published, you will receive a copy of the issue with your article even if you are not a member.  Submissions may be articles and/or graphics, both original and previously published, and must be relevant to black family history research.  Submission guidelines, including deadlines, are available online.

Members of AAGSNC receive The Baobab Tree as a membership benefit.  Individual back issues are available for purchase.

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