Monday, January 28, 2008

New web magazine for Black Genealogy, "The Root."

The Washington Post will launch a Web magazine today called "The Root," that aims to be a "Slate for black readers," according to one of its founders, Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Gates has written extensively on black history and genealogy. On Feb. 6, Gates's "African American Lives 2," a documentary series using DNA analysis to help trace the ancestry of prominent black Americans such as Chris Rock, will begin on PBS.

The Root will be a 21st-century version of a national black newspaper. - You will have to register, it's free, and then use the search box near the top of the page for "genealogy".

Thanks to Judy Newman, one of the APG members, for alerting me to this story.


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