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An Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you curious about finding out about your ancestors but don’t know where to begin? Does the cost of genealogy databases scare you away from joining millions of researchers in America’s most favorite hobby? Join us to learn the basics of American black-diasporic genealogy and take advantage of world-class research tools […]


⭐ History of Black Power in D.C., 1961-1998 (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Please join George Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland (Baltimore County) and co-author of Chocolate City:  A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital for a discussion of his new website Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998. Based on his research for Chocolate City, Musgrove explores the history of Black Power […]


Getting Started in Genealogy Research (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research.  Discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class is online. Registration is required.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. More Info Class Format: Lecture/demonstration Skill prerequisites: Some […]


Ask A Genealogist (Jefferson-Madison Regional Library) – VIRTUAL

r Have a question about your family history research? Hit your brick wall and need some fresh ideas or places to look? In each webinar genealogist Dr. Shelley Murphy, the Descendant Project Researcher at the University of Virginia, will answer your genealogy questions. With over 25 years of experience and knowledge, […]


Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States.  With little exception, these nearly 360,000 men, women, and children crossed in bondage.  Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex […]


The Groundwater Approach: Building A Practical Understanding of Structural Racism (Anne Arundel County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Registration for this event will be open from November 3, 2020 @ 9:00am to November 17, 2020 @ 1:00pm. Program Description Event Details This training is an interactive presentation on the nature and impact of structural racism and what it looks like across institutions. We examine narratives around racial disproportionality and make use […]


Brown Lecture Series: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contributions to the 1619 project. Kenyatta Berry is a contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times.  She was the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries magazine a publication of the American Library […]