Sunday, January 3, 2016

Black Genealogy Webinars for 2016

Webinars Offering African Ancestored Focused Sessions

Happy New Year!

Now that the new year has arrived we are all looking ahead to new opportunities to share, and to learn! For those that are unable to travel, there are a number of webinars and live online presentations that will allow everyone to take advantage of and hear some interesting presenters. And if African American ancestry is an area of interest there are several opportunities to watch for the coming year!

February 2016
February 9th

The Illinois State Genealogical Society, offers a webinar once a month throughout the year. On February 9th, at 8pm Central time, I have the honor of presenting a session entitled, "Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies". This workshop will explore the various 19th and early 20th century groups that impacted the social fibre of black communities for many decades. The session will methods of identifying the presences of these groups in the ancestral community. Click HERE to register for this session.

February 17th
The Southern California Genealogical Society will feature Nicka Sewell-Smith on February 17th, at 9pm eastern time, as she presents the workshop, "The Family Historian's Publishing Primer". In this session Ms. Smith takes you beyond your family history database, where she will show you how to plan, manage produce the publication and how to promote the book upon completion.Click HERE to register for this session.

March 2016
March 18th
The No. Carolina Genealogical Society will feature J. Mark Lowe on March 18th. His topic is "Researching Black Ancestry in a White World" at 9:00 pm. He will also present the same topic in April. To register for this event click HERE.

April 2016
April 8th
Legacy Family Tree Webinars will feature Melvin Collier on the 8th of April. His focus is: "Confirming Enslaved Ancestors Using DNA". In this session, author Melvin Collier will illustrate how DNA evidence connected descendants previously unknown to each other and how they solved a family mystery when DNA pointed them to each other. To register for this event click HERE.

June 2016
June 10th
Legacy Family Tree Webinars will sponsor a webinar called, "Introduction to the Freedman's Bureau". I personally have the honor of presenting that workshop. Many people hear references to the Freedmen's Bureau, (which was officially the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands), but they have no clear idea of the diversity of records, and the diversity of the people reflected in those records. Southerners, both white and black, and also white northerners who worked in the Bureau are also reflected in these records. This session will provide an introduction to the Bureau and its holdings of interest to genealogists and historians. To register for this event click HERE.

August 2016
August 12th
Legacy Family Tree Webinars will sponsor an interesting webinar focusing on Homestead Records. Bernice Bennett will a case studying looking at family from Livingston Parish Louisiana,that acquired land, and the inter-connected families that are found within that file. To register for this event, click HERE.

I hope that this listing of webinars will be useful and that some will be added to your genealogical calendar. 

As more events are planned, this schedule will be updated.


Unknown said...

What about MAAGI in July 2016?

Angela Y. Walton-Raji said...

MAAGI is a genealogy institute and not a webinar. Webinars are strictly online presentations where the audience can watch from all over the world. At an institute, the participants must be there in person to participate in workshops and classes offered.