Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog Clean Up

Here is a great blog article with eight tips from Misty Kearns about "Cleaning Out Your Blogging Closet"

I love the tips for refreshing your blog by updating and recycling and plan to spruce up my blogs using some of these tips.  The first tip I plan to follow is sharing and re-sharing my popular post.  Below are the statistics as of  today of the popular posts and pages for my Find Your Folks blog.

popular posts
Popular Posts of Find Your Folks Blog as of July 21, 2014

Popular Pages of Find Your Folks Blog as of July 21, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)

MAAGI Class of 2014
Last week, July 8 – 10, 2014, I taught five genealogy courses at the 2nd annual Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) in St. Louis, Missouri.  I was also a faculty member in the first MAAGI which was held July 9 – 11, 2013.  The titles of the classes I taught this year were as follows:

  • Breathing Life into Bullet Points & Text With Smart Graphics & Diagrams.
  • Creating Multimedia Presentations
  • Taking Family History to the Stage
  • Using Spreadsheets Software for Genealogy Projects
  • Word Processing Software: Adding Visual Appeal to Family History Narratives

MAAGI is directed by Mr. Charles Brown, Jr., who is also president of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society.  

All of the four tracks of MAAGI focus on African-ancestored family history research. 

  • Track 1:  Fundamental Methods & Strategies for African American Research
  • Track 2:  Technology and Social Media
  • Track 3:  Pre & Post Emancipation Records
  • Track 4:  Genealogy as a Profession

MAAGI Class of 2013
MAAGI was sponsored by the St. Louis African American History and GenealogySociety and held on the campus of Harris-StoweState University

I am proud to be part of the first faculty members of such a fine genealogy institute and look forward to continue teaching at MAAGI in the coming years.