Genealogy Workshop - Research Depositories/Repositories
The Prince George’s African-American Museum & Cultural Center at North Brentwood, Inc., in partnership with the Prince George’s County African American Genealogical Society and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, presents Finding Your Historical and Genealogical Roots, a series of workshops focusing on the fundamentals of African-American historical and genealogical research. The sessions will provide the attendees with a step-by-step “how to” guide to in tracing African-American lineage. They will show participants how to identify sources, records, and other tools needed to organize and manage research materials. Activities will include surfing genealogical websites on the Internet, preparing for a research trip, developing a family tree, conducting oral interviews, understanding DNA testing, planning family reunions, unlocking the mysteries of genealogy for children, etc.
Where are they? How can one find all these wonderful records that have been described in some of the sessions? The lecturer will provide the name, give the location and tell what kind of information can be found in some of the many institutions that house the different types of historical and genealogical record. Some of them require an actual in-person visit; but most can be accessed through the Internet. Time, rather than distance, may be the only impediment to gathering data from these sources. Repositories can be libraries, archives, courthouses and other government offices.
February 27, 2016 • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
|Hosted by||Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center Administrative Office|
|Venue|| Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capital Ln
Upper Marlboro 20774
|Contact||Tracey Tolbert Jones
301-809-0440 ext 111