2019 Genealogy Workshop Coming Up!
This year’s speaker, Angela Y. Walton-Raji, is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research, particularly her work on African American genealogy, the Civil War west of the Mississippi, Oklahoma Native Americans, benevolent societies, and nineteenth-century women. Her book Black Indian Genealogy Research is the only one of its kind focusing on the unique record set reflecting Freedmen found within the Dawes Records. Her most recent book, Freedmen of the Frontier, highlights freed families from Indian Territory who were part of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes. She is a founding member of AfriGeneas.com, host of the weekly genealogy podcast “The African Roots,” and a founding member of the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute. This free workshop takes place on Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square (doors open at 9 a.m.); no registration is required.
10:15 a.m.—Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks
11:15 a.m.—Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.—Lunch on your own.
1:15 p.m.—Using Search Engines & Databases for African American Genealogy
2:15 p.m.—Mapping the Freedmen’s Bureau