25 Mar

Beginning Your African American Genealogy Journey

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Kenyatta Berry
Event Location: 
Online Webinar
Event Sponsor: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Join Kenyatta for a 45-minute webinar on beginning African American Genealogy. Kenyatta will discuss breaking down the 1870 Brick wall, Enslaved Genealogy, Reconstruction, DNA and sharing your story. Attendees will walk away with resources for African American Genealogy, understand the impact of slavery on discovering your ancestry and how DNA can help in your research.  

About Our Speaker

Kenyatta is a Contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times. She is the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and was recently named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries magazine a publication of the American Library Association. Keyatta is an Author, Attorney, Lecturer, Professional Genealogist and Television Personality, she ignites the genealogy world with a bigger than life personality and illustrious career spanning over 20 years of data collection, in-depth genealogical research and historical content in the discipline of Genealogy. Kenyatta vast knowledge in the areas of African American Genealogy, Enslaved Ancestral Research and DNA has made her an invaluable “go to” source for information from all parts of the world. From her Features in publications as Black Enterprise, Good Housekeeping, Spartan Magazine, Real Simple, Wall Street Journal and Woman’s World. Kenyatta's TV Host job on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) (which received over 1.5 million viewers per episode) is generating enormous buzz surrounding her insight, understanding and expertise by colleagues, genealogy organizations, experts, media and supporters alike. 

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