Upcoming Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Photo credit: Ann Monteith
Photo credit: Ann Monteith

2018 Conferences & Events

RootsTech – February 28-March 3, 2018, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, March 2, 2018 – 12:00pm MST
“Tracing Slavery With DNA & Genealogy”

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

Research at the National Archives and Beyond: Discovering Ties to Slavery With Genealogy and DNA 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6pm PDT/8pm CDT/9pm EDT
The history of slavery in America has made our DNA a complex cultural stew. In this episode, Nicka Smith combines traditional genealogy and DNA research to trace back to previously unknown but well documented enslaved ancestors.

King Atlas, The Man, The Legend, Part 1 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 1:30pm PDT/3:30pm CDT/4:30pm EDT
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”
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
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:30pm PDT/3:30pm CDT/4:30pm EDT
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.

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

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