STL Genealogy Group Offers Rare Opportunity to Learn Research Techniques that Answer Questions of Your Ancestry
The St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society offers a plethora of information for those wanting to learn more about themselves and their relatives at this Saturday’s ‘Woven Kinship: the Power of Family’ genealogy conference.
The conference is Saturday February 13th, 2016 at Harris Stowe State College. It runs from 8am to 4pm. Seating is limited. Participation costs just $55. Pre-registration is advised. Cash paying, walk-ins accepted at door.
The 8 hour convention will feature speakers delving into subjects such as:
1. Being Diligent with your Slave Ancestry Research – Are you considering all factors? Are you actively looking in the right places for records? ( Morning keynote by Melvin J. Collier )
2. Searching with DNA The Smart Way – an examination of strategies for understanding and optimizing the usefulness of DNA results. ( Afternoon keynote by Kenya Rachal )
3. How Write Your Family History – tips and techniques to writing your family history. ( by Melvin J. Collier )
4. Successful Collateral and Cluster Researching – why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others may not be a direct-line to your ancestors. ( by Thomas MacEntee )
5. Beginning Genealogy – learn the basics of hunting for your ancestors along with new concepts, techniques, and ideas. ( by Linda Buggs-Simms )
“The convention is about giving experiences of genealogy. If a person wants to learn techniques to find anything about their family, we suggest they attend this event. We will get them on the right trail towards finding your family,” says Charles Brown, President and Founder of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society.
“There will be a lot of information to absorb,” says Brown. “So participants will leave with a book we provide as a guide.”
“The great thing about this annual conference is it’s focus is African-American Genealogy. There is always something new that you learn,” adds Lenwaski Campbell, conference treasurer. “No matter what you level of experience or expertise, you will find something that will interest you at this year’s conference.”