February Library Class: What Every Genealogist Should Learn from African American Research

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Release dated: 
January 22, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Topics on Family History: What Every Genealogist Should Learn from African American Research

Date: Saturday Feb. 15

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Cost: $32 / $28 for MNHS and MGS members
Phone: 651-259-3300
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/library

February Library Class: What Every Genealogist Should Learn from African American Research

Celebrate African American History Month by enhancing your knowledge about genealogy and family history research on Saturday Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center.

African-American family history researchers are faced with the challenge of name changes, elusive identities, missing records and records that were never kept. Taught by Jerry Blue, a Hennepin County librarian and storyteller and professional genealogist Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., this class will teach participants how to overcome these challenges and enhance your own research with a review of six key principles for success in family history research.

Cost of the class is $32 / $28 for MNHS and MGS members and registration is required; call 651-259-3300 or register online at www.mnhs.org/library/classes. The class limit is 30 and classes with fewer than five registrants will be canceled one week prior to the class date.

The Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Regular library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.