Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Black Indian Genealogy

Angela Walton-Raji on RootsTelevision


What does Ol’ Myrt do, while cleaning the spam out of her email box each day? I listen to Fortunately I’ve set up my computer with two monitors, so I can keep an eye on the screen should any intriguing sample documents or PowerPoint slides show up on the RootsTelevision screen.

However, one recent viewing kept me glued to the screen - Angela Walton-Raji’s Black Indian Genealogy "how to" video.

In this 4-part series video at, researchers may review Angela Walton-Raji’s discussion “Beyond the Dawes Rolls: Black Indian Genealogy East of the Mississippi” originally presented at the 2006
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Conference.
Here’s how to listen to Angela's presentation:

  1. Go to:
  2. Allow time for the first segment to load.
  3. Listen to and view Angela’s presentation.
  4. The other three segments of the 4-part video will load in turn.

Angela recommends a tape recorder over a video camera for interviewing your family elders. I particularly liked her suggestion in section #2 that you ask that elder “who is the oldest ancestor you know?” Another option explains where to find the Indian census records within the 1900 & 1910 US Federal Census records, as distinguished from the usually Cherokee tribal rolls. She shares three ways that Indians are listed on census schedules. offers genealogy video presentations on the following online "channels" whenever you choose to tune in 24/7. You won't use your television, but your computer's monitor, speakers and higher speed internet connection.

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Just go to, and click to select the channel you wish to watch. I particularly like the pause button, in case the phone rings. That way you won't miss anything important. It is also possible to email the link to a specific video to a friend.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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