Tony Burroughs is an internationally known genealogist, and author, who teaches genealogy at Chicago State University. He is the author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree. He is also a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA), appeared as a guest expert in the PBS series Oprah's Roots, as well as in African American Lives, Ancestors, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News, ABC World New Tonight, BET Nightly News and The Real Family of Jesus on the Discovery Channel; and in the BBC Special Remembering Roots. He has also been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, People, Ebony, and Jet Magazine. He is also well known as a nice guy.
I recently caught up with Tony on the Wholly Genes genealogy cruise and had a chance to talk with him about a number of topics, especially about researching Black American ancestry. The RootsTelevision crew recorded the conversation and the video is now available online.
To watch and listen to my conversation with Tony Burroughs, go to: http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences.php?bctid=1315782951.