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  • Renowned Genealogist
    • African American
    • Native American
  • Published Author
    • Black Indian Genealogy Research
  • Featured Speaker
    • Smithsonian
    • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Founding Member
    • Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
  • Dynamic Host
    • African Roots Podcast

Sponsors: California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, California Black Chamber, Sacramento FamilySearch Library, A4 Promotions & Incentives, East Lawn Memorial Parks, Mortuaries & Crematory, Black United Fund, Dr. Ephraim Williams, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Featuring Class Topics such as:

Beginning Geneology,
One on One Research Assistance,
Blacks and American Indians During the Gold Rush,
Underground Railroad,
Genealogy Research and Community History,
and much, much more!

Navigating NARA, Library of Congress and Local Repositories.

And more... Classes are subject to change!

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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:

For general Family History and Genealogy assistance contact the Sacramento FamilySearch Library at

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

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.