Genealogy Workshop: Historic Roots–A Guide to Understanding & Tracing African American Lineage

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History & Genealogy

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Coinciding with Black History Month, this program will explore strategies for tracing African American lineage and identifying accurate sources, such as the 1870 US Census, deeds, probate files, and Freedman’s records. Discussion will also center on how DNA testing, maps, oral interviews, family reunions, church records, and research trips may assist in your historic journey.  

Instructor: Dationa “Day” Mitchell, JD, AB, historical researcher

This workshop is free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.