Upcoming Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Photo credit: Ann Monteith
Photo credit: Ann Monteith

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

2018 Webinars, Presentations, and Interviews

Finding John Lee – Free, open to the public
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 12:30pm CST
Sponsored by the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Memphis/Mid South
Meeting held at Benjamin Hooks Main Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

Discover how DNA, online and offline genealogy converged to break down a more than 100 year old brick wall revealing the life, times, and relations of a mysterious multi-ethnic formerly enslaved man named John Lee.

Finding John Lee – Free for AAHGS Nashville members
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9:30am CST
Sponsored by the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Nashville
Workshop held at 1441 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

King Atlas, The Man, The Legend, Part 1 – Free, open to the public 
Saturday, May 19, 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.

The Family DNA Project – Free, registration required
Friday, June 8, 2018 – 11:00am PST/1:00pm CST/2:00pm EST
Sponsored by Legacy Family Tree Webinars

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, Part 2 – 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.

Full Circle: Tracing the Descendants of a Slaveholding Ancestor – Free, registration required 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00pm PST/7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST
Sponsored by Georgia Genealogical Society

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 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

BlackProGen LIVE Broadcast Schedule

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