3rd Annual African-American History and Genealogy Society Conference
Harris-Stowe State University, in conjunction with the , is hosting the organization’s third annual conference themed, “Piecing Together Your Heritage: A Journey of Discovery.”
Participants will receive valuable information and training to assist in researching their family history and to learn why family history plays such an important part in tracing roots. The conference will provide avenues that educate young people by involving them in the genealogical community.
The keynote speakers for the event are Angela Walton Raji, nationally known genealogist from the Maryland area, and Bernice Bennett, another Maryland-area genealogist. Walton-Raji will present basic strategies for beginning genealogy, and Bennett’s presentation will take the audience through a journey of recognizing clues left by their ancestors.
Other workshop presenters include Dr. Diane Smoot, Janis Forte, Jim Vincent, Dennis Northcott, Wanda Williams, Angela McGhee and Malcolm Speed.
Workshop topics to be covered during the day include “Sharing Your
Family Story Using Free Online Programs;” “The Digital Library on
American Slavery;” “Researching Your African-American Ancestors at the
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center;” Discussion of records at the National Archives of St. Louis, National Personnel Records Center; NGS Home study course and “Underground Railroad Quilt.”
The conference will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Harris-Stowe State University’s William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Development/Parenting Education Center, 10 North Compton Ave.
Registration fees are $45 for St. Louis AAHGS members, $55 for non-members. For additional information, visit www.stl-aahgs.com.
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