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African American Genealogy - Strategies, Tips and Resources

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African American Genealogy - Strategies, Tips and Resources

Presented in partnership with the York County History Center and South Central PA Genealogical Society.

Saturday, February 5, Rodney Barnett joins us to talk strategies, tips and resources for African American Genealogy research.
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This program will focus on the unique challenges that African American researchers face in their genealogical research. Many techniques are the same for all researchers, but there are many more obstacles presented to the African American researcher because of their unique and often painful place in American history. There are some topics that are difficult to talk about but must be addressed in order to successfully research this area of genealogy. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced researcher, there will be something for everyone. This presentation will also go into some more in-depth topics including DNA analysis and software tools that are also available.

Rodney Barnett has been researching his family for over 20 years. Born in Washington DC, he was raised in the Prince George’s county, Maryland. Most of his research revolves around slavery in Virginia and Alabama. His travels include many trips to courthouses, cemeteries, family land, conferences, libraries, and other research facilities. Rodney has given many presentations of the subject of African American genealogy.


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