EventsBeginning Genealogy for African-American Families

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Beginning Genealogy for African-American Families

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
West Loop


Evelyn Nabors-Cole, past vice president of the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago, believes we honor our ancestors by remembering their names and telling their stories. Join the West Loop Branch for a presentation on how to get started in researching your family tree, especially suitable for people with African-American backgrounds. You will learn how to get started and about important topics like pedigree charts, birth, marriage and death records, and online databases, and much more. Ms. Nabors-Cole has completed the National Genealogical Society course in American genealogy, hosted a family history talk show on CAN-TV, published several family history books, and presents workshops on genealogy and family history keepsakes.

How to Attend
This event takes place in person. We encourage those who are not vaccinated, may be immunocompromised or have family members who are immunocompromised to wear a mask. Questions about visiting the library? Check out our Using the Library FAQ.

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