Tony Burroughs is an internationally known genealogist, author, teacher and lecturer.  He teaches genealogy at Chicago State University and is the president of Black Roots.  Mr. Burroughs appeared as the African American genealogy expert in the public television series, Ancestors (February 1997).  In 1996, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Genealogical Society and co-authored the African-American Genealogical Sourcebook (Gale Research 1995).

Tony Burroughs

Mr. Burroughs has been practicing genealogy for twenty years, having traced two family lines back seven generations.  He has extensive experience in libraries, archives, historical societies and county courthouses.  He has conducted the African-American Genealogy workshop at the National Archives Great Lakes Region for nine years.  He also lectures at local, state and national genealogical conferences and has given half-day and full-day workshops in over a dozen cities.  He was the APG 20th Anniversary Luncheon Speaker at FGS in 1999, the Keynote Banquet Speaker at GENTECH 98 in Fort Wayne, and the James Dent Walker Memorial Lecturer in Richmond, Virginia in 1994.  His talks are on all aspects of American Genealogy, African-American Genealogy and technology.  His presentations include exciting color slides to bring family history alive.

Mr. Burroughs is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research in Washington, D.C. and the Institute of Genealogy and History at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  Board positions include: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Gentech, and an FGS Delegate.  Past board positions include: President of the Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago, Inc.; Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Postal Advisory Committee.  He is also past curator of the African-American Genealogy Collection at the Avalon Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

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P.O. Box 53091
Chicago, IL  60653-0091
773-924-7172


Lectures by Mr. Burroughs

Beginning and Intermediate Researchers

Intermediate and advanced researchers

Advanced researchers


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