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Please join us to learn from South Carolina genealogist Karen Strickland who will share the research journey she has taken to discover her own family history. Ms. Strickland will share the types of historical documents and resources she studied to locate her enslaved ancestors in South Carolina libraries and archives.

Karen Strickland has worked many years as a South Carolina genealogist and reseacher. In addition she currently serves as a library associate at Richland Library's Walker Local and Family History Center in Columbia. She has most recently collaborated with ColumbiaSC63, the Columbia Archaeological Program and the South Carolina Genealogical Society in conducting historical research for their ongoing work. She has also served as a guest researcher for the Finding Your Roots genealogy program with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Ms. Strickland is a member of  the National Genealogy Society, former National Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and is currently serving as Chair of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission.

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 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, August 3, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM
South Carolina State Library
Adult Learning Continuing Education Cultural General
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