10th Annual African American Family History Seminar Next Saturday

Author Tony Burroughs. March 7, 2015 | In a cooperative effort between the local African American Genealogist , the  Church of Jes...

Author Tony Burroughs.
March 7, 2015 |

In a cooperative effort between the local African American Genealogist, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, a seminar will be held to help families trace their heritage.

The seminar is scheduled to also mark the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery in the United States. The event is being held next Saturday, March 14 at the Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento. 

The featured speaker at the all-day seminar will be noted author and genealogist Tony Burroughs, whose presentation is titled "The Next Phase of African American Genealogy." Also speaking at the seminar will be Eric Thomas. An organizer for the event, Thomas will make a presentation on DNA.

"I have always had an interest in my family history. I started over 30 years ago when my son was born. What we are doing at  this seminar is helping people to learn how to research their family history regardless of ethnicity. Even though this is an African American seminar, we help all people," Thomas said. "We enjoy helping those who are interested. We will have something for everyone; beginning, intermediate or advanced. A lot of people consider family the most important thing. This is not limited to African Americans. We focus on that, but it's for everyone."   

Next week's event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance registration is requested. For more information, contact Sharon at 916 275 8084 or via email at sharon.kay@sbcglobal.net. 

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