African American Genealogical Society of Northern California and Oakland FamilySearch Library are presenting a Black Family History Day in honor of Black History Month. This year's event will take place Sunday, February 10, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland. As usual, 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. This is particularly important for the February event, as we usually have more attendees during Black History Month.
When people arrive they will
register, then beginners will go to a short introductory workshop and have guidance in filling out a basic four-generation family
chart, and then some one-on-one assistance in research and looking for information
on their families. Intermediate researchers and those who already have some solid information on their families will register and go straight to the one-on-one research.
I've invited some friends again who have said they want to get going on their own family history research. I'm looking forward to seeing them and everyone else next Sunday!
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Black Family History Day, February 10, 2013
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