African American Genealogical Resources

Description: Saturday, June 15, 2013
10 a.m.-Noon
Ohio History Center, Columbus

Thirty-five years ago Alex Haley's Roots prompted an unanticipated surge in peoples' desire to examine their family's history.  While Haley's efforts were directed toward developing his own ancestry, his narrative ignited a passion for family research in almost all ethnic groups.  The problems Haley encountered were many, but his efforts inspired many black genealogists to explore and catalogue little used and relatively unknown source materials.  This class provides direction in location and use of these resources as well as their relationship to the customary tools of genealogical research.

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Location: Ohio History Center, Columbus
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Category: Archives/Library*, Central Region*, Lectures*, Ohio History Center Museum & Ohio Village*, Special Events*, Workshops*
Created by: Lisa Long
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:46am EST
Admission: $20
Special Offers: $15 Ohio Historical Society or Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society Member
Advanced Registration: Advanced registration required
Parking Fee: None
Phone Number(s): 614.297.2510
Web Site(s):
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