ACROSS MY DESK: LDS Church
launches African American Resource Site
From LDS News: October 27, 2006
CHURCH LAUNCHES AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESOURCES WEB PAGE See the press
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
launched a new Web page that will make doing African American genealogy research
easier. The announcement came during the Afro-American Historical and
Genealogical Society's 28th annual conference, which is being held in Salt Lake
City. The African American Resources page on FamilySearch.org will provide links
to valuable African American genealogical sources.
FROM THE SITE WE NOTE:
The new Web page will also have digital downloads of keynote speakers and
certain classes from this year's AAHGS conference.
In 2001, the Church released the Freedman's Bank Records - documents that
contained information regarding several generations of African Americans
immediately following the U.S. Civil War - on CD. The CD contains indexes which
make the documents searchable.