Thursday, June 26, 2014

African American Genealogy Class

The African American Genealogy Class sponsored by the Bay Area Genealogical Society will meet on the 1st Thursdays at 10:30 AM at Friendswood Public Library on the following dates: 
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2

The address of the Friendswood Library is 416 S. Friendswood Drive.  This road is also known as FM-518.

I am going to cover the following topics:

Session 1
Start with yourself
Family & Home Information Source Checklist
Charting Your Family History
Why Genealogy?
The Genealogical Approach to History
African American Surnames
Interviewing Relatives

Session 2
Case Study Showing the use of 19th & 20th Century Census, Vital Records 
and Military Records
Student Show and Tell Session

Session 3
African American History & Genealogy in Texas
Sources for Texas Vital Records
Genealogy Records of Special Value to African Americans

A 45 minute overview of the above topics will be held  on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet Street Houston, Texas 77074.  This session is being sponsored by the Houston Genealogical Forum.

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