Sunday, June 24, 2012

Taking African American Genealogy to Smaller Rural Communities...

African American Genealogy in Rural Southern Areas

We have now started to book a series of workshops in rural southern areas in order to collect and then preserve the stories of African Americans living in these most remote regions of our country.  Our first workshop grant is with the Lobeco Branch Library in Beaufort County, SC. 
The Senior populations in many of these Southern Areas are very isolated and the seniors living there do not speak easily with outsiders and so getting their family stories for local district and state collections is darn near impossible.  We hope with our project to inspire other groups of professional genealogists to donate their time researching genealogies within populations that otherwise would not be able to afford.  Our 8 Workshop Series starting in August will educate and inform Library patrons on local, state and federal records research.  For more information on the Lobeco Library Branch Workshop contact Gina Molter at 843-255-6475 or send an email to
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