Does Working on Your Family Tree Have You Stumped?

When: Sat., Aug. 22, 9 a.m. 2009

This seminar will cover oral history interviews, how to use official records including slavery related records, online sources, validating your work, travel to counties of family origin, DNA testing, and the role of genealogists and archivists in your search. Your trainer: Pam Smith is an Evanston based communications consultant and a seasoned family historian. She has been researching her family for nearly 20 years and in the process discovered a descendant of the family that owned her family during slavery in Missouri. Together the two women conduct public presentations entitled Entangled Lives: A Conversation Between Descendants of Master and Slave and have been featured in numerous publications and on Lifetime Television and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Small group session. Enrollment limited. $65 registration fee includes lunch. Advance registration is required. To sign up, please email psmith30@aol.com or call 847-869-7088. The Sojourn Center.

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