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Posted on: January 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] I am Black History: a 4-part series on researching your genealogy

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Saturday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. 
Beginner’s Luck
Genealogical research can be an emotional journey, especially for those who have experienced the adoption process. For an adoptee, the roadblock of finding one's heritage and identity can begin with genetic testing. High Point Museum's Curator of Education, Sara Blanchett, discusses her current path down the road of her own self-discovery.
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Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. 
A Snapshot of Color and Wealth
Color indicates class and wealth indicates assets. To understand the interlocking systems of capitalism and racism in US History, follow along as Angela Roach Roberson traces the assets of three African American couples in Pitt County, NC, through her genealogical research.
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Saturday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. 
Using Social Media for Genealogy
A recent revolution in online communication has transformed the way genealogists network. Some of us old-schoolers have found ourselves left out of the loop, but we have so much to offer! What is the most effective way to use social media channels to reach out to others? Marcellaus Joiner of the Heritage Research Center explores your options.
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Saturday, Feb. 26, 
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Black GENeX Coaching and Consultations
Do you have a question about family history? Join our group coaching session where we will provide a mini "quick start" on genealogy. Then, the majority of the time will be spent answering your questions. Come to ask a question or just to listen in. You can also register for an individual 15-minute consultation. Space is limited. (Registration Required)

11 a.m. to Noon | FOUNDeX: Introduction to African American eXperience
The Foundation eXperience is an active-learning introduction to family history research that demonstrates basic methods, resources and tools used to research and record the ancestry of African American families. Participants are actively engaged in a personalized eXperience with tangible outcomes that include an oral interview, pedigree chart, family group sheet, census transcription and vital record request for a family line of their choice.

Noon to 1 p.m. | Black GENeX Diamond After Party (Ages 80+)
This after-party is for FOUNDeX attendees that are 80 years old and over. We have a special Q&A session just for you. If you are 70ish, you can crash the party too.
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