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Sat, Mar 04


West Feliciana Parish Library

Introduction to African American Genealogy

Join educator and museum professional, Gaynell Brady as she introduces the basics of researching African American Ancestry.

Introduction to African American Genealogy
Introduction to African American Genealogy

Time & Location

Mar 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Rd, St Francisville, LA 70775, USA

About the event

After emancipation in January 1863, many African Americans lived and worked on the same plantations where they were formerly enslaved. Navigating African American genealogy can be very challenging. Yet, locating your relatives and building a family tree for future generations is worth the research and challenges. Gaynell Brady will provide participants with an overview of the basic tools they will need to begin their genealogy journey.  This introductory class is geared to people who have not built a family tree and are interested in learning the basics of genealogy and family history research. In this presentation, participants will gain knowledge about the U.S. census, newspapers, using museums and libraries for research, and so much more.    

Gaynell Brady is an educator and museum professional who is passionate about learning, genealogy, and museums.  She currently serves as the Owner/Educator at Our Mammy’s LLC, where she teaches families about genealogy and African American history. Past professional experiences include The National World War II Museum, National Park Service Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana State Museum, and River Road African American Museum. Gaynell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Southern University at New Orleans.  She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Capella University.

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