Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Black Family History Day, October 13, 2012

The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California and the Oakland FamilySearch Library are presenting the fourth Black Family History Day, this one timed for Family History Month.  It will run from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  The event is free, but you are encouraged to register for a free consultation, either through the Web site or by calling (877) 884-2843.  If we follow the same procedure we used in February, attendees will register, then go to a short introductory workshop for beginners, to assistance in filling out a basic four-generation family chart, to one-on-one assistance in research and looking for information on their families.

At the February 2012 event we had about 125 attendees and 35 volunteer researchers.  The October 2011 Family History Day drew fewer people, but we volunteers were able to give more assistance to each attendee.  We almost always manage to find records for each person who comes.  This year I've invited several friends to come.  I'm looking forward to another great day of introducing people to family history!

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