Getting the word out about a study on African American births. This study seeks to shed light on the higher rates of infant mortality and low birthweight among A-A mothers.
They are hoping to get responses from women who have been pregnant (ideally last 5 years), who are US citizens, who have taken a DNA ancestry test that established that they had more than 2.5% African ancestry. Women who respond to the online form are eligible for one of ten $100 drawings.
Your help is needed for a new project: the creation of a free searchable database of formerly enslaved men from Kentucky who enlisted in the United State Colored Troops (USCT). Exclusion from official records makes it very difficult for descendants of enslaved African Americans to learn the identities and histories of their ancestors.
However there is a treasure trove of information in the USCT records, including the names of their enslavers. The identity of the enslaver can lead to many documents that mention the soldier’s family members by name. This can provide a doorway back in time for African Americans who are trying to find links to their ancestral families. Researchers are needed to bring this database to life. If you would like to help, contact: Dan Gediman at dan@Reckoningradio.org or 502-299-2565 For a full project summary, go to: https://docs.google.com/.../1a3HcaX6B4rGmolxxp784lcc.../edit