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African American Genealogy Webinar: Beginner Strategies for African American Genealogy

Please join us to learn from genealogist Robin R. Foster who will present on Beginner Strategies for African American Genealogy. In the presentation, you will learn how to start a family tree using familysearch.org and Ancestry.com, to conduct oral history interviews, and learn about the most used documents related to death. You will see the US Census, city directories, and the WWI Draft Registrations. You will also learn about the Family Search Research Wiki and Genealogy Just Ask Facebook Groups which are both free.

Robin R. Foster, a professional genealogist for nearly 40 years, is the co-founder and owner of Genealogy Just Ask where she conducts research, lectures, and teaches others how to begin their family history research. She speaks to audiences in South Carolina and across the United States; most recently at the the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Genealogy Club, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, and the New Jersey Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. In 2014 she was selected by Family Tree Magazine as one of their "Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow."

This webinar is great for anyone interested in learning more about South Carolina genealogy and how they might conduct their own family history research. Join us for more webinars in the African American Genealogy Series. The next program will be How I Found My Enslaved Ancestors with Genealogist Karen Strickland.

The South Carolina State Library welcomes people of all abilities to participate in our programs. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to take part (please contact two weeks in advance), or have questions please contact Virginia Pierce at vpierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or (803) 734-8646. Closed captioning is available.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.

Related LibGuide: Genealogy Resources at the State Library by Virginia Pierce

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
South Carolina State Library
Adult Learning Continuing Education Cultural General
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