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African American Genealogy

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York PA

Feb 05 2023
African American Genealogy

The History Center welcomes Rodney Barnett for South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society’s February meeting.

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.
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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.


Free program
Registration recommended
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Zoom registration: Click Here


  • Feb 5, 2023 at 02:30 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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