Sunday, February 15, 2015


In celebration of Black History Month, M.A.G.I.C. (the Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition) and the Midwest Genealogy Center will present a special event Saturday, February 28th. Join us for an inspirational and informative day all about researching African-American roots. There will be two presentations by nationally known speaker Kathleen Brandt, and a presentation by M.A.G.I.C. member Reggie James about growing your family tree starting with no information at all.

Kathleen’s presentations are:

Leaping Over Brickwalls: Using African American Research
Based on a successful model to build ancestors’ life stories, this workshop offers 10 tips to effectively fast forward genealogy research. Examples for this workshop will emphasize breakthroughs in African American research, but all family historians will walk away with the basics of effective genealogical research.

Missouri Slave Research Tips: Researching in the Black Belt
Explore slave and slaveholder records of Little Dixie Missouri using seven resources to research from Missouri migration to Post Civil War Missouri records. Using actual cases/documents, this workshop shares seven key research tips and resources to uncover the pasts of our Missouri slave and slaveholder ancestors.

Refreshments will be served, and interesting genealogical history will be exhibited. You just might fall in love with your African American roots! Registration is required. Get a seat now before they are gone!

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