Thursday, February 5, 2015

511. African American Genealogy On Saturday

[Almost forgot to get this item in. Might be a good session for newbies.]

“African American Genealogy”

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$10, $8 IHS members
*Children must be accompanied by an adult
            Join librarian and genealogist Nichelle M. Hayes for an interactive workshop designed to help the researcher who has African American ancestors. This workshop will help you to fully explore and maximize the clues you have to tap into information available on your African American ancestors.
            Researching African American genealogy prior to 1870 often poses specific difficulties for individuals whose ancestors were enslaved. Learn how to overcome many common obstacles related to the slave era by using techniques to trace your African American roots—including vital records, censuses, and other important genealogical records.  
            Nichelle M. Hayes has been actively involved in family history and genealogy for more than twenty years. She has a special interest in family histories and African American research. Hayes has researched seven generations on both her maternal and paternal branches in Louisiana, Kentucky and Indiana and has self-published several books on various branches of her family.   Born and raised in Indianapolis, Hayes was the third president of the Indiana African American Genealogy Group. She blogs at and enjoys meeting genealogists and family historians to learn about techniques and funny stories.

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