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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - August/September 2003
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Swedish research is here at a finger's touch
I'm a Swede, and I manage a data bank for Swedish emigrants from Sweden to America. I do that for the Skanes Genealogiska Forbund, SGF, and, indirectly, for the Svenska Emigrantinstitutet in Vaxjo, EMI. The data bank contains over one million emigrants from Sweden who went abroad for the years 1845 - 1950. I am working with the emigrants from the Swedish province of Scania and our portion of the data bank contains about 170,000 people.
You can find us at URS: and
Don't hesitate to contact us! Friendly Greetings, Ake Kjellqvist.
Source: Ancestry Daily News, copyright 1998-2003, Inc. and its subsidiaries and Bureau County Genealogical Society Newsletter, 629 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois 61356-2012.

African American research collectionhoused in Chicago library
The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry maintains a research collection. The Slave Archival Collection is housed in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago, Illinois. This collection has alphabetized lists of names, old photographs, census data and more. The society has acquired many photographs, stories, pedigree charts and names of formerly enslaved ancestors.
To contact the library, or to contribute any of these types of materials, contact: ISDSA, PO Box 436937, Chicago, Illinois 60643-6937, call 773-238-2686, e-mail or visit the website, 
Sources: Ancestry 21:1 (Jan/Feb 2003) and Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum, Volume 15, Number 3, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940.

The San Francisco Chinese Culture Center offers In Search of Roots internship
The Chinese Culture Center, located in San Francisco, California, offers an internship for persons living in the Bay Area between the ages of 16 and 25. The In Search of Roots program allows interns whose families are from the Guangdong Province in the Pearl River Delta region to research their Chinese-American family history and genealogy.
Internships include a one year commitment researching one's Chinese heritage. Exploration includes visiting the maternal/paternal ancestral village in the Pearl River Delta region.
In Search of Roots program is sponsored by the Chinese Culture Center Foundation of San Francisco, Chinese Historical Society of America, and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Guangdong Province.
For further information, contact: Vivian Chiang, Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California 94108.
Sources: Chinese Historical Society of America 38:11 (December 2002) and Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum, Volume 15, Number 3, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940.

Jamaican database offered on-line
The National Library of Jamaica is now offering NATCAT, a database with over 13,400 records on Jamaican materials. The materials date back to the 16th century. The catalog is available at
There are two search interfaces: simple and advanced. Both are easy to use. The first one allows you to specify keywords and where they appear in the records (title, main author, added entry, subject, or all fields). The advances search allows you to put together a Boolean (one that provides "and, or, not" searches) query.
An all-fields search for "Genealogy" returned five records. History returned 929 records. Record information includes title, publication information, physical description, pricing and binding information, classification number, and notes.
Sources: Research Buzz #226 (April 8, 2003) at and Federation of Genealogical Societies Forum, Volume 15, Number 3, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940.

Interesting African American history found at two sites
Fayetteville, North Carolina, has a unique slice of African American history at two sites, Fayetteville State University (FSU) and Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church.
FSU, the second-oldest public university in North Carolina, was founded in 1867. In 1877 it began receiving state support, and in 1972 it became a campus of the University of North Carolina system.
Evans Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion was founded in 1796 by Henry Evans, a black preacher and shoemaker from the foothills of Stokes County, Virginia. The church served black and white members until the founding of the predominantly white Hay Street Methodist Episcopal Church in the early 1830s. By the 1870s Evans Church had become part of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and in 1983 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Contact Fayetteville Area CVB, 245 Person Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5733; or call 800-255-8217; or on-line to go

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