Talk:African American Research
36 key Internet links is way too many! Let's pick seven or less to keep on this page, and move the rest to the appropriate page of the set. This Wiki is not a repository of links (Cyndi's List or USGenWeb).
The Wiki's job is to teach how-to research. Bare links do not teach and are not very inviting. It's far better to take a line or two to explain what the reader will get if they click a link. Use links as an educational tool, not as the primary purpose of the Wiki. Be selective, carefully weed out less important links. The goal should have best quality links over greates quantity of links. DiltsGD 17:28, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected[edit source]
The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the “African American Research” article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the FamilySearch Research Wiki of the Wiki. It will appear March 23, 2012 and remain seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!
We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by March 22, 2012. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let us know. Thank you for your time and effort!
There is a statement on the page that says " African American is the most common ancestry in: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana." Is there any supporting authority for this statement. The state with the largest percentage African American population is Mississippi with 37%. It is not possible that African American is the most common ancestry. Anyone have a supporting source for the statement? Otherwise, it should be modified or removed.