The Greater Sacramento Area African American Family History committee's 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 2006, 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",
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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.
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.