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KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

PATRICIA BAYONNE JOHNSON
"My Story: Jesuit Slaves in the Family"

  • APPEARANCES:
    • NPR
    • BLOG TALK RADIO
  • FEATURED
    • WASHINGTON POST
    • NEW YORK TIMES
    • NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE
  • MEMBERSHIPS
    • BUTLER TEAM - FOUNDER
    • GEORGETOWN MEMORY PROJECT
    • AAGSNC - LIFETIME MEMBER
  • BACKGROUND
    • CHAIR, SCIENCE DEPT. OAKLAND TECH
    • RETIRED BIOLOGY TEACHER

Sponsors: California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, California Black Chamber, Sacramento FamilySearch Library, A4 Promotions & Incentives, Black United Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union.
Special recognition: Dr. Ephraim Williams & St. Paul Missionary Church

Featuring Class Topics such as:

Creek Nation
AA and Cherokee Nation
Making a Documentary
AA & the Railroad
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Interpreting DNA Results
AA Military Records
Ancestry.com
US Federal Census
Beginning Genealogy
History of the Buffalo Soldiers
Blacks in the Gold Rush
Life of Dr. Nettie Craig Asberry
One on One Research Assistance,
How to Write & Publish a Book of Family Stories,
Family Heirlooms Tell the Story of Our Lives,
African Americans In US Land & Government Records,
Early African American Research Strategies

and much, much more!

... Classes are subject to change!



SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:

THOM REED

Thom Reed is a Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch International. His area of emphasis is African American records, research, and experiences. He also manages relationships with community, genealogical and historical organizations for people of African descent.

In 2015, Reed led FamilySearch's largest African American records project culminating in the free online access of Freedmen's Bureau records.

Currently, Reed is working in partnersip with Matrix: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University on "Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade".

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The Greater Sacramento African American Genealogy Society objective is one of progressively expanding awareness of the community's thirst for education and knowledge about one's ancestry and promoting the methods of researching family roots. Since 2005, the annual Family History Seminar has provided just the right blend of introductory instruction in genealogy, black history, and the current technology for advanced research.

The seminar timing of being presented each March is a strategy capturing the residual fervor aroused each February when Black History Month is celebrated throughout the nation. With its track record of consistently high caliber program delivery, the African American Family History Seminar is a yearly coming together of genealogy devotees from the Greater Sacramento Region, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley. Testimonials have sung the praises of the Seminar's value to hundreds of people each year. Comments such as "it was fantastic, great for beginners", "instructors were engaging and wellinformed", "very well organized", "all sessions were excellent", "wonderful gift of knowledge", "extraordinary conference".

For more information on African American Family History research options, becoming a volunteer, committee member or sponsor contact:
Sharon.kay@sbcglobal.net

For general Family History and Genealogy assistance contact the Sacramento FamilySearch Library at www.sacfamilysearchlibrary.org


Members of Greater Sacramento African American
Genealogy Group Assist California Lawmakers
Celebrate Juneteenth with Family History Event







The Freedmen's Bureau Project
"Discover Your Roots Using the Freedmen's Bureau Project"

Emancipation freed nearly 4 million slaves. The Freedmen's Bureau was established to help transition them from slavery to citizenship, providing food, housing, education, and medical care. And for the first time in U.S. history, the names of those individuals were systematically recorded and preserved for future generations.


Watch the video to learn more.


For detailed information on the
Freedmen's Bureau Project visit

www.discoverfreedmen.org

Freedmen's Bureau Project was created as a set of partnerships between FamilySearch International and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the California African American Museum.