Eighth Annual African-American Genealogy Conference

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) cordially invite you to attend the Eighth Annual African-American Genealogy Conference.

The speakers for this year's conference include:

Pearl Duncan, author and genealogist will present the keynote titled “Becoming a Family Historian: How to Use Family Interviews, Group, Regional and Folk History, and DNA to Clarify and Unlock Genealogical Records.”

Cheryl Wills, author and TV anchor will be speaking on her book titled Die Free: A Heroic Family History which traces the Civil War’s History of the United States Colored Troops.

Eric Tait, journalist and documentarian will be screening Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home a documentary on lower Manhattan’s African burial grounds.

Attendees will also be able to visit a “Getting Started” exhibit, which will be staffed by genealogy specialists to help answer questions and provide information on how and where to get started. Laptops will also be available to access familysearch.org. Conference participants may register the day of the conference at the LDS chapel in Harlem or in advance by sending an email with their name, address, phone number and email address to HarlemAAGC@gmail.com.

When: 
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Harlem 1st Ward 360-368 Lenox Avenue at 128th Street New York, NY 10027
Sponsor: 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS)