5feb@11AM ~ RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY

This orientation with Linda Crichlow White introduces resources to explore and tell your family history with a spotlight on Black genealogy.

Investigating the history of our own families creates a personal connection to the past. Our elders’ stories capture our attention, animating the past with ancestors we recognize and connect with.

This Black History Month, with the help of expert Linda Crichlow White, president of the James Dent Walker Chapter-DC of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, we dive into specific approaches and resources to trace Black family histories.

During this virtual, hour-long orientation, the DC History Center staff also provides a look at resources available at the Kiplinger Research Library. Highlighted resources will include published materials such as various genealogy and cemetery indices, city directories, as well as manuscript collections from prominent and less well-known Washington families in the library’s holdings.

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