2021 Finding Our Roots
Hosted by the BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Thursday, June 17 | 10:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Virtual Workshop | Cost $40
Embarking for the first time, or relatively new to researching African American History and Genealogy? This workshop, divided into 4 one-hour sessions, will provide you with the opportunity to develop research techniques and learn about available resources.
Public Historian Shawn Halifax will share tips and ethical guidance on how to approach this important work. His ongoing research into Abolitionist and Civil War Veteran Martin Becker, an Asian-African American, born in Surinam and who lived in New Hampshire for a time will be an example during this workshop.
Archivists Charmaine Bonner and Jessica Salow will lead the second half of the workshop on the basics of genealogical and archival research. They will cover primary source materials, helpful databases, and other resources available to assist in your family research.