Monday, August 3, 2009

What All Genealogists Have in Common with Tony Burroughs

When folks pick up Tony Burrough's book Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree, they sometimes put it back down if they don't have African American ancestors thinking it wouldn't apply to them. They couldn't be more wrong.

In the newest episode of The Genealogy Gems Podcast, Tony Burroughs (of the Ancestors and African American Lives television series) explains that while there are some forks in the road for black researchers, the overall research process and strategies are common to all genealogists. And Tony specializes in exploring that process in depth and includes terrific worksheets in his book to help you along the way. Listen in to my conversation with him for some expert advice and a few laughs too.

(photo above: Lacey Cooke, Tony Burroughs, & Lisa Cooke following the interview at Jamboree.)

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