Regina2Roots2018 - Salt Lake City

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Raised by 39 people in 31 months
#Regina2RootsTech2018: As Creative Director of a Dance mediumship Agency and Professional Teaching Artist, I step UP my service to the Dance, amplifying the Ancestral wisdom of Dance mediums invoking their story, step-by-step.        #nzoCALIFAncestry is a Dancer's trek, guided by an Ancestral Sojourn, utilizing Genealogy as her tool to invoke Ancestral healing, restore Family Charters, strengthening Communal kinship and taking names! 
#workingmylines represents a legacy of Family History research cultivated by my maternal grandparents with my grandfather serving now as my Ancestral Guardian. Back in the early '91, my grandfather Claude Waters, Jr foresaw the impact of technology in the field of #Genealogy and research and envisioned my role being pivotal in forwarding our Family History and teaching it to our generations here and to come.

#byanydivinemeansnecessary #FamGoals
Seeking to raise funds to subsidize costs for this 4-day venture: Plane fare, Registration, and Hotel accommodations [this time across the street from the convention center] take advantage of DNA kits discounts or sponsor one for the community.

My sophomoric sojourn to RootsTech2018  will be a more keen approach to gathering resources and attending workshops specific to my services.  In addition, I have more of an appreciation of the trajectory of the works of field leaders and organizations of kinship that will serve as invaluable allies for my mission.  I'll carry with me burning research questions from clients and community members and delve a little deeper into de-mystifying DNA/Genetics/Genealogy - *squeal* 
*My 2nd Genealogy Kinship session at Oakland Public MAIN Library, thru Community service #nzoCALIFAncestry

Can I just share with you the maverick /mentors mavenship of #BlackProGen mentors and members that will be on the scene?!

And TRUST there is a powerful cadre of specialists blazing trails and erasing 1870 research ruts in African-Ancestored Genealogy Research, Methodology, and Strategies. They stay present in the field and are invaluable experts -- Here's one of our own Bay Area faves advancing the Social media trek, with an impressive Family History trek, reporting from #Rootstech2017

Nicka Smith of shares why
"RootsTech is Alive"

Out the blocks, a lot earlier and calling in my Communal markers, this is that GIVE, THANKS & GRATITUDE that will speak generations today and forward *smiling* 

Bless you, all, for your praise, your inspiration and investment. 

Egun Ire'o

Regina, Field Work Research
Genealogist / Ancestral kinship
*please feel free to review further the info below


Happy New Year 2017 - #workingmylines unearthing Family History Ancestral jewels while piecing together quilted stories from my Elders. I am further enlightened by the phenomenal pathways of Ancestor discovery and celebrated breakthroughs strengthening Family ties, deepening my inspiration in these works -- I'm ready to take it higher and attend:
>>ROOTStech 2017 February 8th-11th 
as Salt Lake City, Utah, shall host the motherlode of Genealogy + Technological Conferences of its kind
AND I NEED TO BE THERE!!! With an aim to:
*Immerse me in an offering of 200+ Breakout sessions and participate in an Innovators Summit/Luncheon producing a rare pool of experts in genealogy and entrepreneurship.  Engage in the ultimate experience at the ROOTStech Expo Hall: Demos, the latest in Technology, Coaches corner, and hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.
*To learn and kinship with leading experts in African-Ancestored Genealogy, gaining mentored guidance.
*Pose my toughest Family History questions to this National brain trust of Genealogy Research.

Seeking to swiftly raise funds to subsidize costs for this 4-day venture:
Plane fare, Registration, and Hotel accommodations

Going to ROOTStech 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah represents a personal and professional milestone, which once started in 1993 making connections about the stories at my Maternal Grandparents kitchen table; we produced Family History books and coordinated Family Reunions.
My Grandfather's foresight was on point then; The advancement of technology swiftly opened gateways of information; I've traced 3 Family lines to a slave owner, researched 5 generations back on my paternal side and in this past year; I've conducted over 15 Communal kinship circles for research, with my first public on-site session in December at the African Diaspora Bazaar and Crafts Fair in Oakland, CA. 

A mission to amplify "the story", genealogy empowers my service works of Ancestral veneration and healing; I champion the field specializing in African Ancestored genealogy not only to fulfill historical gaps but to challenge diasporic scholarly perspectives, further impacting Teaching Artist modalities...ALL with a divine commission to fulfill a deep pact with my Ancestors.
THIS IS MY NEW YEAR'S VISION, TO DO WHAT I LOVE... I give thanks for your investment in this service that "gives praise to Life."

Love, ascension, and sweet progress,

~Regina "Califa" Calloway,
Field-working Genealogist
 #nzoCALIFAncestry [click link*]
*learn more about my platforms of service

Whose Do You Belong To?
[Interview w/Wanda Sabir]

ROOTStech2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah
February 8th-11th |

of genealogy note:
>The Family History Library is noted as the world’s premier genealogical research library, 
> has over 1 billion searchable names in its online databases,
>Family History research/Genealogy is a billion dollar industry.
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#workingmylines Drawing from my track days as a sprinter, I can't even be too surprised by the fast track of Spring 2018. Yet, I KNOW I must hail up the bloom of the Season in sheer gratitude and JOY, celebrating the bountiful nature of Ancestral gifts, wisdom and connection made in a SUCCESSFUL sophomoric sojourn to the world's largest Genealogy and Technology Expo based in Salt Lake City, Utah. #Regina2Rootstech2018!
Praise #Dance kicks to my anchor leg donor-kinship listed, followed by a petite bow to all of you that participated on this campaign run. *Bless you*

OOOhhh MYYY GOD, #Rootstech was ultra-amazing, and as it's not easy to download such an overload of highly stimulating encounters, experiences, new cousin connections, hack-worthy Genealogy info conferencing with over 15,000 folks - one betta be in FORMATION.
Shout out to my Genea-kinship @BlackProGen presenters, as they delivered magnificently at the helm of 100's sharing their signature brand of service and expertise in the field of African-Ancestored Genealogy, case scenarios, slaying brickwalls, with beaucoup Genealogical unearthings, advancing DNA discoveries and vice-versa.

I BREATHE & BREED #DANCE with heightened awareness. So to each of you, I give ultimate thanks and praises for your respective agency of support, in working your lines and entrusting this service of Faith -- already paid forward. And these days, we SEE each other, as I am often met on the #Dance floor or at Community encounters with an inquiry about #FamilyHistory.

I'm fueling my respective platforms with updated content, stay connected and feel free to visit at any time for your perusal, edification and continued inspiration. Wanna see why I'm so JAZZED UP* Lol, take a glimpse into #Rootstech2018 through the lens of #BlackProGen:


in shared works of kinship,
Regina "Califa" Calloway,
@nzoCALIFA - social media
Egun iba'se,Egun Ire'o #nzoCALIFAncestry
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Ago Ire'o Monday, with just two days to #Regina2Rootstech2018 Salt Lake City, trails are blazed to procure just $600.00 for 2 extra days of post conference research at the world's largest genealogical library in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Family History Center. *ting*

This morning's meditation was filled with abundant expectation with all cues in tact. First! Clarify your agenda for Rootstech 2018. The Conference boasts over 200 breakout sessions, an innovative/interactive Expo Hall, inspiring speakers like Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr and fantastic events - yup, I need to get into Formation. Cut to the African Heritage Social featuring the groundbreaking historical works of Ms. Regina Mason, who recovered a precedent-setting, memoir written by her great-great-great-grandfather, William Grimes, who authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history! She's on tour and was in California in January; Excited, I watched the video trailer of her latest film, and to my surprise playing the role of Elder Williams Grimes was one of my most respected Humanitarians, Community Pillar, Master Artist and beloved Community Wisdom keeper, MR. MICHAEL F. LANGE!

I was stunned as Baba Michael, is now a cherished Ancestral Communal Guardian who's always been a valiant supporter of our organization's work as Kongo SQ West Kinship Society, he was the inspiration and impetus for its launch at the Malonga Center; we even hold in our archives rare footage documenting this kinship. Baba Michael's agency of fairness and justice came to my aid even during legal discourse with the City, as I to witnessed the tumultuous departmental turnover including his disembowelment from now the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Baba Michael Lange opened up pathways for works that served Community betterment affording such passage ways of engagement to be of good service.

#givepraisetoLife, as I'll wear my #Rootstech2018 badge of honor #OaklandProud at the African Heritage event and you can best believe that
I will hail up to the name of our invaluable Ancestral Communal Guardian ascended "Michael F. Lange". * Thank you, Baba Michael,*
God Bless the Family.

Egun Ire'o, Egun Iba'se
Ancestrally imbued in deep gratitude

R. Califa Calloway

Mr Michael F. Lange's legacy transcends through the
www.michaellangefoundation in the care of his Family, dedicated Leaders and good folks in shared mission.
My Badge of honor for #Rootstech2017
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...8 days to go, this swift pace still in tow. Among many, my best gift this Bearthday Season was US talking about Family History, Ancestors, and healing after a hearty greeting. #Oakland Bay Area you make me smile wider and #Dance a little higher, #AQUAboom still being heard even when the drums stop; just recently I shared on #BlackBeatBayArea, The Flo Wiley Show, that it was the DRUMS along with Ancestral mantras that invoked my interest in to bind not only our African Cultural ties but to identify those lines - name names and propitiate Ancestral reverence, for healing, transformation, and change...I see it as Spiritual Activism.

And yes if that sounds OH SO AQUARIUS [lol] then Amen, Ase and So Be it. Let the Sun Shine in, and shine brightly upon this vision: #Regina2Rootstech2018

I welcome all the Stars who've dusted this campaign with the grace of their creative prowess of prosperity, as of today, Mz phenom Anonymous and my Sistar Ms. Kendra Barnes. *ting*

taking names while #workingmylines
in shared kinship works.

R. Califa Calloway

On mission to #Regina2Roootstech2018
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*smiling* February ushers a mighty sprint towards my #Regina2Rootstech2018 venture drawing inspiration from a powerfully packed experience utilizing my creative gifts, Ancestrally inspired! Sewing skirts for the Communal Ritual offering of House/Full of Black Woman's Episode: passing/through/the great middle, talking #Genealogy on #BlackBeatBayArea Flo Wiley show and creating an altar in memory of my Gran Teacher Abdoulaye Diakite of Tambacounda, West Afirica *breath*...all phenomenally gratifying - WELL DONE *Egun ire'o, thank you Commune+Unity*

I am pleased to be in one of my favorite coves - #Oakland Family History Center, more names gathered, transcribing stories, refreshing this leg of my campaign amplifying the voices of our Family History. Please do share a good word.

Your outpouring of sharing surnames, riddles and daring to incite wellness, bringing relief to intergenerational trauma reflect as invaluable teaching moments. I thank you.

in shared kinship of our story,

R. Califa Calloway
Access your Ancestral gift, Your story!
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Raised by 39 people in 31 months
Created January 9, 2017
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nzoCALIFAncestry Kinship Sessions
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"Blessed that be the ties that bind." We transcend our Ancestories; thank you to those #Oakland Bay area Dance mediums for your vital vessels. #givepraisetolife

Patty Hirota-Cohen
18 months ago

Your passion for culture, ancestors, and community is why Im donating. I know you will share your knowledge. Ache.

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I LOVE YOU and your passion!!!!! Always, V.

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Supporting you brings back more information for us. Go and get it! Blessings.

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Thank you for your work!

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