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Start Date: 4/5/2008
End Date: 4/5/2008
Event Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Contact Info

E-mail: Lori.Bessler@

Phone: 608-264-6536
Fax: 608-264-6520

African American Genealogy Workshop

Tracing African American ancestry is a daunting task and presents unique problems for the researcher. Historical events such as the slave trade, the institution of slavery and the issue of race call for special research techniques in order to find African American ancestors. The African American Genealogy Workshop will examine the methodology on how to get the most information out of your documents.

This workshop is designed for anyone who has an aspiration to trace their family's roots. At the conclusion of the workshop the participants will able to perform the basic steps essential to successfully trace their ancestry by using censuses, vital records and other resources. The second half of the workshop will examine different methodology on how to get the most information out of your documents by analyzing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from these documents. It will focus on how computer technology has impacted genealogical research.

Guest Lecturer: Eric A. Smith, author, researcher, teacher, T.V. talk show host, national lecturer, past president of Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago.

Add'l Contact Info: Lori Bessler

Ticket Info: Registration will begin on February 1st. You will need to print out the registration form when it is made available from the previous page at and send it in as directed on the form.

$35 for members of the Wisconsin Historical Society or Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.
$40 for non-members.
No refunds.

Venue: Memorial Library

Address: 728 State Street, Room 126

City: Madison

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