Unbury Their Songs: Finding Your African American Ancestors

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Unbury Their Songs: Finding Your African American Ancestors

Wednesday, 2/6/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Type

Genealogy Workshop
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

Join us for a presentation and discussion on conducting genealogical research for your African American ancestors. Hear personal stories of the journey to discovering family history and methods and resources through which you can trace your own family’s past.

The program will be led by Adrienne Whaley, a genealogy enthusiast and history lover who currently serves as President of the African American Genealogy Group (Philadelphia) and coordinator of their volunteer project with Philadelphia’s historic Eden Cemetery. Whaley earned her Bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and her Master’s in Education. She is the Manager of School Programs and Partnerships at the Museum of the American Revolution, and formerly served as Curator of Education and Public Programming at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her roots include a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Alabama coal miners, Ohio steelworkers, and lots of Georgia farmers.

Presented in collaboration with the African American Genealogy Group.

This One Book, One Philadelphia event explores themes in the Free Library of Philadelphia's 2019 selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward.