On October 8, 2011 AAGSNC’s Outreach and Education Committee held a very successful Black Family History day where 35 volunteers offered their services to assist more than 68 people with tracing their family history. This event, held at the Oakland Family History Center, was the second of it’s kind held by AAGSNC in 2011. In addition to getting two workshops and one-on-one assistance with their genealogy research, participants were also able to get codes to participate in 23andMe’s Roots into the Future Project. Volunteers from California Genealogical Society (CGS) and the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group were on hand to assist AAGSNC with the event. Additionally, a presentation on the Ancestry Reconnection Program was given by Regina Jackson, Executive Director of the East Oakland Youth Development Center. The next installment of Black Family History Day is scheduled on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Oakland Family History Center. For photos, scroll to the bottom of this post.
On November 5, 2011, me, and AAGSNC and CGS members Felicia Addison, Lisa Lee, and Vernester Sheeler served as consultants during California Genealogical Society and Ancestry.Com’s Ancestry Day in San Francisco. The event drew nearly 1,000 people and featured a multitude of workshops for attendees. Each of us had a great time during our consultations. Most of mine were focused on Native American research with a few on African American research. To view the “5 Tips Everyone Should Know” presentation from the event, please click the video below. For photos, scroll to the very bottom of this email.
Photos from Black Family History Day, October 8, 2011
Photos from Ancestry Day, November 5, 2011