African Ancestry Tracing Goes Mobile with AfricanAncestry.com’s First Multi-City ‘We Are Africa’ Road Tour

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 20, 2010 If you think ‘Mobile Ancestry’ is another new app … think again! In an old-school move, African Ancestry, the company that pioneered DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent, is going “mobile” by loading up a van, a video camera and one of its co-founders and taking ancestry tracing on a 14-city trek to help African Americans more easily and accurately access their ancestral roots. The first-ever ‘We Are Africa’ Road Tour kicks off on August 1 in New Orleans and culminates on August 19 in New England, hitting 12 cities in between. People … [Read more...]

Footnote.com and Lowcountry Africana Join Forces to Create an Interactive Slave Records Collection

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Footnote.com (www.footnote.com) and Lowcountry Africana (www.lowcountryafricana.net) announced the launch of a new collection of historical records from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History containing estate inventories and bills of sale for Colonial and Charleston South Carolina from 1732 to 1872. FamilySearch International donated the copies of the microfilm of the original historical documents. “Research about African American history and genealogy has often been especially difficult because of limited access to primary source … [Read more...]