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Monday, February 21, 2011

RESEARCHING AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS

NARA-KC is offering the following free Genealogical Workshop:

Saturday, February 26, 10:00 a.m.--Noon-- Researching African American Genealogy

Taught by researcher and author Dr. Dorothy Witherspoon, author of Researching Slave Ancestry, this workshop will cover genealogy research strategies and resources to help those interested in exploring African American family history, including overcoming roadblocks caused by slavery. Using case studies and hands-on examples, participants will learn about using primary research documents such as the Federal census. Information will be shared on tools useful in discovering the untold history of generations of African Americans seeking to trace slave ancestry. Witherspoon will be available after the workshop to sign copies of her book, available for purchase at The Kansas City Store at the National Archives.

These workshops are free, but reservations are encouraged. To ensure your seat call 816-268-8010 or register by emailing kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

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