Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Interested in African American Genealogy?


Are you interested in African American genealogy? If so, you may want to sign up for the Ohio Genealogical Society's Conference to be held in Cincinnati from April 25th-27th. The Co-Chairs for this conference, Kenny Burck and Dana Palmer, made every effort to identify speakers who would appeal to a variety of ethnic groups.

Fortunately, for those interested in African American genealogy, the sessions do not overlap. All but one of the presentations are on Friday, so if you can only attend one day of the conference, Friday might be your day.

Looking over the wide range of topics, there should be something for everyone. The talk scheduled for 4:30 on the use of Heritage Quest Online will include a discussion of the Freedman Bank Records. At 5:45. there will be an African American Roundtable. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research and ways to get past their brick walls. For more details, check the conference brochure posted at ogs.org.

Kathy Reed


  1. Sounds good. If I were in Ohio I would come.

    1. Kristin,
      I wish you could come. We talked about this last year with NGS. Re: not being able to comment. I just figured out one of his problems. He was trying to comment (as I helped) on this post. I found out he scrolled to the bottom of the page of posts and accidentally posted on a post dealing with technology. We also have a big filtered spam problem. They don't show up here, but I have to delete 4-5 per day that are caught by the filter. Thanks for helping me troubleshoot.


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