The Butler Center presents: 2019 Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the archival department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), will offer a free, all-day genealogy workshop on Saturday, July 20, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. The theater doors will open at 9 a.m. The program is free and open to the public; there is no registration for this event.

This workshop is geared to helping genealogists of all levels sharpen their genealogical skills and enlarge the scope of their research. The topics discussed during the workshop will be:

  1. Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks
  2. Finding Indian Ancestors in African American Families
  3. Using Search Engines & Databases for African American Genealogy
  4. Mapping the Freedman’s Bureau

Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Y. Walton-Raji is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research as well as her work on records for the Civil War west of the Mississippi, Oklahoma Native Americans, benevolent societies, and 19th-century women. Her book Black Indian Genealogy Research is the only book 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, host of the weekly genealogy podcast “The African Roots,” and a founding member of the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute.


Parking Information

Limited parking spaces are available for a fee either in the Central Arkansas Library System’s open-air parking lot south of the theater building or in the Library’s new parking tower located one block west of the theater on the corner of Rock St. and President Clinton Avenue. Metered street parking and free parking lots are available in the surrounding area.

Line Map of CALS Library Square


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