This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tony Burroughs to Present African American Research Seminar at Sandusky Library

On February 9, genealogists in northern Ohio doing African American research will have an opportunity to learn from Tony Burroughs, author, teacher, and genealogist, who says researching your family tree can lead to amazing finds -- the secret to success is asking many questions. He is the author of Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing The African American Family Tree

Burroughs will present a daylong workshop on methods and resources for African-American genealogy research on Saturday, February 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sandusky Library Program Room, Terrace Level. A book signing will be held after the workshop.

Burroughs has appeared as an expert in the PBS series "Ancestors" and "African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates" and in the Discovery Channel documentary "The Real Family of Jesus." In addition to his writing, appearances, and service in genealogical organizations, Burroughs teaches genealogy at Chicago State University.

There will be a one-hour lunch break, with lunch on your own. Registration is required. To register, call 419-625-3834 and press 0 to speak with a switchboard operator (9-5, Monday-Friday) or press Option 6 to leave a message.

The library is at 114 West Adams Street.