Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Genealogy Event at Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library is having an genealogy event this Saturday for African-American families at the downtown central library from 1-3 pm.  The event is free and will be a podcast later on.


If you are interested in genealogy (as I am), you know it is much hard for African-American families to find their roots because of slavery.
Want to trace your ancestors but keep getting stuck? Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. Join us for an exciting presentation by Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., on African American genealogy. She will demonstrate techniques to identify emancipated slaves and their prior slave-owners through the use of land, probate, census and court records.

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in family history research as well as academic work in the area (Genealogy and Family History certificate at University of Washington in 2012, certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013, ProGen 18). A member of Seattle Genealogical Society for a number of years, she joined the SGS Board as Vice-President in 2014. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and National Genealogical Society. In her work life, she is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in child and family therapy and has been a private practice therapist and a faculty member teaching psychology.