Evenings Upstairs @ Your Library


Jay Marchmon

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

August 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

Location: McCracken County Public Library

Phone: 270-442-2510

Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net

Link: http://www.mclib.net

Event Description

In conjunction with Paducah’s Annual Emancipation Celebration McCracken County Public Library will present, African American Genealogical Research: Tips and Tools to Help you Find Your Black Roots, with Stefan Jagoe on Thursday August 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Because of the dismantling of families during slavery and the fact that Africans brought no surnames as we know them to America, doing African American family history research can be quite a challenge.
Most of African Americans were not included by name in the Federal Census until 1870. You can see what a daunting task research can be !

Jagoe will began his presentation by familiarizing the audience with the basic principles of genealogy research and the most common sources utilized including census records, and birth and death records. He will then examine some alternative sources for the African American researcher, particularly for those predating 1870. Jagoe will also share his experiences of his own family research which began during his high school years.

Jagoe is a Paducah native and avid genealogist. He is a retired officer with the Paducah Police Department and is actively involved in the community serving as Youth Minister at Grace Episcopal Church.

All programs are free & open to the public
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