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Baobab Tree Submissions

                                                                      Submission Guidelines for Contributors

Publication Policy:

Articles or data is considered for publication by the Web Site Committee. Parts of previously

published material cannot be used without written permission of the author and/or copyright
holder.
AAGSNC does not assume responsibility for errors of fact or misrepresentations made by
contributor.

Format:


1. Text must be typed, and double spaced using preferable a 12-point font in Times Roman

2. Margins should be 1 inch left, right, top. There should be a double space between sentences.
Include the title on the top of the page. Do not use abbreviations.
3. All submissions must be submitted digital online or physically to the Web Committee on CD
or flashdrive preferable as a pdf file. (unconverted files must be in one of the following
software formats: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft XL or Lotus 123).
4. All sources of information must be sited with endnotes versus footnotes.
Pictures and Graphics:

1. Digital photos should be submitted in TIFF or high resolution JPG format6.


Permission to Reproduce or Adapt Copyright-Protected Material


Journals


Permission must be obtained from the Editor of the AAGSNC Journal "The Baobab Tree" to

publish any articles, manuscripts, family group record sheets, and/or visual images that have
been published in the Journal " The Baobab Tree" of the African American Genealogical Society
of Northern California.
In granting permission to publish materials previously published in the Journal, "The Baobab
Tree", the AAGSNC does not surrender its right to grant the same permission to others.
The copyright law of the United States (U.S. Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies
and reproductions of copyrighted material. Therefore, the publishing party assumes all
responsibility for obtaining permission for use of any material where copyrights, literary
property rights, or other forms of ownership of intellectual property may apply, in conformance
with the provisions of the United States copyright law.

Databases, Presentations


Permission must be obtained from the author to publish any presentation, article, manuscript,

family group record sheet, visual image, or database that has been published on this site for the
benefit of AAGSNC members personal use.
In granting permission to publish materials posted on this site, the author does not surrender his
or her right to grant the same permission to others.
The copyright law of the United States (U.S. Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies
and reproductions of copyrighted material. Therefore, the publishing party assumes all
responsibility for obtaining permission for use of any material where copyrights, literary
property rights, or other forms of ownership of intellectual property may apply, in conformance
with the provisions of the United States copyright law.


Guidelines for AAGSNC Journal Submissions


Thank you for your interest in submitting an article for the AAGSNC’s quarterly journal, the Baobab Tree. Here are some helpful hints to get you started:


Ideas for Articles:

• Using Video to Tell Your Story (Digital Storytelling)

• Exploring Different Ways to Present Your Family History

• Internet Tips and Tricks

• Using Genealogy Software

• Breaking Through the Brick Wall

• Conducting Interviews

• DNA

• Research Trips

• Exploring Cemeteries

• Beyond the Census: Other State and Federal Resources

• Newspaper Research

• Slave Research

• Document transcriptions (i.e. wills, estate inventories, etc.)


The following is required for every article that is submitted:

• Bio (that does not exceed 200 words) and photograph of the author

• 150 word abstract about the content of the article

• Preferred File Type: Microsoft Word Document


Additional Submissions:

Mystery Photos

If you are unable to identify the people in an old photo, submit it, and any details you may have about it.

Queries

Need help with your brick wall? Submit your query and allow an expert to help you.


 Submission deadlines:

2/15 for Spring

5/15 for Summer

7/15 for Fall

10/15 for Winter


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