The Piedmont Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will be presenting its 11th annual genealogy workshop on Saturday, February 6, 2010.  The theme will focus on searching slave records in the United States to trace African-American ancestry.

The workshop’s featured speaker will be Reginald Washington, an African-American genealogy specialist from the National Archives in Washington, DC. Mr. Washington will be discussing the Freedmen’s Bureau Records collection (not to be confused with the Freedman’s Bank collection, also at the National Archives and searchable through HeritageQuest) which is considered one of the best sources of African-American genealogical information. These records include information about land, slave ownership, work and labor information, names and ages of slaves, military service by freed persons, and more.

Additional guest speakers will address creating your first family tree, library resources, and tracing African-American service in the military. The workshop will be held at the Greensboro Central Library from 9 am – 3 pm. The workshop is free of charge and registration is not required.

11th Annual Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 2010
9 am – 3 pm
Greensboro Central Library
219 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC
For more information: (336) 547-0178

Excellent resources about African-American genealogy can be found at:
http://delicious.com/northcarolinaroom/ 
Just click on “africanamerican” and “genealogy” to narrow your results!

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