African American Genealogical Resources Workshop

African American Genealogical Resources

Wedding portrait, taken at the home of Henry and Willa Adams in Toledo, Ohio, from the Henry and Willa Adams Papers, call number MSS 1297.

Wedding portrait, taken at the home of Henry and Willa Adams in Toledo, Ohio, from the Henry and Willa Adams Collection, call number MSS 1297.


Thirty-five years ago Alex Haley’s Roots prompted an unanticipated surge in peoples’ desire to examine their roots. While Haley’s efforts were directed toward developing his own ancestry, his narrative ignited a passion for family research in almost all ethnic groups. The problems Haley encountered were many but his efforts inspired many black genealogists to explore and catalog little used and relatively unknown source materials. This class provides direction in location and use of these resources as well as their relationship to the customary tools of genealogical research.

Date: June 15, 2013

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Location: Ohio History Center

Guest Speaker: Nettie Ferguson

Cost: $15 for OHS/FCGHS members; $20 for non-members

Click here to register online or call the Research Services department at 614-297-2510.

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