2018 Conferences & Events
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
May 31-June 2, 2018, Burbank, CA
“No Stone Unturned,” “King Atlas: The Man, the Legend ,” and “Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor.”
Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI)
July 10-12, 2018, Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN
Track 2a: Beginning DNA, Track 2B: Intermediate DNA, Track 4: Writing
36th Annual Family History Conference
October 12-13, 2018, LDS Church, 5200 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Keynote: Held in the Balance: The Trask 250; No Stone Unturned, The Future of African American Genealogy, Finding John Lee
2018 Webinars, Presentations, and Interviews
Genetic genealogy truly bears fruit if multiple family members on multiple lines of the family have tested. Learn how to create and manage a project for your family while being mindful of privacy and sensitive issues that may arise.
King Atlas, The Man, The Legend – Free, open to the public
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:30pm PST
Sponsored by the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC)
Meeting held at Oakland Public Dimond Branch Library 3565 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
With over 3,500 descendants living in 22 states and 4 countries, King Atlas, Sr. has left an indelible mark on the world long after his death between 1891-1892. Discover the 20 year journey to unearth the legacy of a man and his family who emerged from slavery with connections to U.S. presidents, congressmen, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Descendants of former slaveholders come from all walks of life. DNA and renewed interest in family history research continue to unearth this phenomena for thousands of people every day. In this session, learn how to confirm slaveholding ancestors and the tools needed to trace and identify living descendants of their formerly enslaved.
Previously Recorded Appearences
Previously Recorded Webinars
Photography for Genealogy – Do more than let the camera figure things out. Learn the basics of photography and ways you can creatively incorporate it into your existing genealogy or family history project.
Finding Isaac Rogers – Discover how a book, scant clues, crowd sourced research, and limited online records came together to make ancestral ties to the Trail of Tears, US Civil War, a hanging judge, an outlaw, and of slavery in the Cherokee Nation.
Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor – Descendants of former slaveholders come from all walks of life. DNA and renewed interest in family history research continue to unearth this phenomena for thousands of people every day. In this session, learn how to confirm slaveholding ancestors and the tools needed to trace and identify living descendants of their formerly enslaved.
Previously Recorded Interviews
- WACKY Wednesday with DearMYRTLE – GenealogydotCoach
- Discovering Ties to Slavery with Genealogy and DNA
- Making Sense Out of Your DNA Results
- The Ultimate Family History Interview Primer
- Getting Youth Involved with Genealogy
- Indian Territory Freedmen Family History
- The African American Genealogy Bloggers
- Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy
- RootsTech 2018 Wrap-Up
- Challenges in Searching for Your African American Roots