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Date:
June 10, 2023
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
High Point Public Library- VIRTUAL
Address:
VIRTUAL PROGRAM
High Point, NC 27262
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Juneteenth Experience: Finding and Celebrating Your J19 Family

Saturday, June 10, 2023


This interactive workshop is designed to provide you with the tools and methodology to research your African-American lineage back to 1870. Through a hands-on approach, you will learn effective strategies for researching both enslaved and free people of color during the antebellum period. With this newfound knowledge, you will be empowered to celebrate and honor those who transitioned to freedom and gain a deeper understanding of your family's history.

Shamele Jordon is a genealogist, producer, writer, and lecturer, known for her work in the field of genealogy and historical research. She has received numerous accolades for her show "Genealogy Quick Start," including Best Independent Producer, Instructional/Training award presented by Alliance for Community Media, and the Learning Award Cammy presented by PhillyCAM. She was also a NJ State Library grant recipient, researching Civil War Burials in Lawnside, NJ. She has contributed to high-profile projects such as the PBS series Oprah's Roots: African American Lives I and II, and she serves on several advisory boards and organizations. They include Vice President of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, advisory board member at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, University of Athens, Ga; Advisory Board of the Family Reunion Institute, co-founder of Black Genealogy Experience, creator of Visualizing the Past, youth genealogy; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia.

50 participants max, will register 60 people
 
Zoom Link: For link contact Marcellaus Joiner at marcellaus.joiner@highpointnc.gov

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