When and Where is the Event?
Are you interested in exploring your family history, but don’t know where to start?
Experienced genealogist Wilhelmena Kelly will lead workshop attendees through the basic steps of what you need to start your search including essential materials, and key things to look for both online and offline.
Ms. Kelly specializes in tracing the roots of Americans with African ancestry, as well as techniques for anyone searching for their Revolutionary War Patriot ancestry. She was Regent and Organizer of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s new Increase Carpenter Chapter in Queens – one of the first DAR chapters founded by a woman of color.
This event is presented in collaboration with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and The New York Genealogy and Biographical Society (NYG&B).
Wilhelmena Kelly is the author of the books, Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights and Weeksville. She sits on the boards of the African-Atlantic Genealogical Society, Manhattan's Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Association, and the Erasmus Hall Alumni Association as Chair of the 1787 Academy Building Preservation Committee. Ms Kelly is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has served as Regent of the Manhattan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), as well as Regent and Organizer of the new Increase Carpenter Chapter in Queens - one of the first DAR chapters founded by a woman of color. This event is presented in collaboration with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Brooklyn Historical Society, Othmer Library
$25/$15 for BHS and DAR and NYG&B members
This event is part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history project and public programming series, examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn.
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is a project of the Brooklyn Historical Society which builds upon BHS's oral history collections. Begun in 1973, the oral history collections contain interviews with more than 800 narrators and are available for listening in the Othmer Library.
Through sharing stories, we open up intergenerational conversations about preserving cultural heritage in a multicultural democracy.