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August 2003

Monday, August 04, 2003

AfriGeneas Featured in AAGSNC's Journal, the Boabab Tree


The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California devoted the Summer 2003 Issue of its quarterly journal, the Baobab Tree to an exploration of AfriGeneas.com. The feature article, penned by journal editor and AfriGeneas member Lisa B. Lee, begins:

AfriGeneas.com is the premier website on the planet for black genealogy. On the next six pages, we present an in-depth guide to this massive site, and explain why it is that if you're doing black genealogy, YOU GOTTA COME THROUGH AFRIGENEAS!!

Visit the AAGSNC site for more informtion and to purchase the current and back issues of the Baobab Tree.

Source: African American Genealogical Society of Northern California

Posted by Webguru on 8/04/03 at 7:32 am EST

Dena Jordan takes on the Wall Street Journal

On April 29, 2003, the Wall Street Journal published an article, "Welcome to the new generation of family reunions -- online", which rated several online genealogy sites including AfriGeneas. AfriGeneas member, Lisa Lee, took issue with how the WSJ rated AfriGeneas compared to Ancestry, Genealogy.com and others and posted the article and her comments to the AfriGeneas Forum. he AfriGeneas community responded immediately and bombarded the WSJ with letters to the editor. The WSJ printed Dena Jordan's letter in which she addressed the erroneous statements in the WSJ article. Way to go, Dena! And our thanks to all who responded to Lisa's call to action.

You can read the entire article, Dena's letter and the discussion thread in the Forum Archives:

Go to the Wall Street Journal Article.

Posted by Webguru on 8/04/03 at 7:01 am EST

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