Webinar. Tony Burroughs' Researching African American Genealogy is a fascinating journey of courage and strength. This webinar will take you through common resources and specific records that will help you to draw out the stories of your ancestors. Multiple tickets must be added to cart one at a time. Not refundable. Full details, below.
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- Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2020
- Time: 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. (includes a 15 minute break between lectures and a 45 minute lunch break)
- Registration deadline: 12:00pm Thursday, September 24th, 2020.
- Location: Webinar (details below)
- All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Presenter: Tony Burroughs
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to host Tony Burroughs, an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. He researched Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on the Oprah Winfrey genealogy, the Reverend Al Sharpton genealogy; African American Lives; The Real Family of Jesus, and The History Detectives. He also consulted with Ancestry.com, Chicago City Colleges, Chicago Public Schools and New York Public Schools.
He appeared with Henry Louis Gates on Oprah's Roots and African American Lives. He also appeared in Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color (History Channel) and was the genealogist in The Real Family of Jesus (Discovery Channel).
Tony's book, Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to tracing the African American Family Tree, was number one on Essence Magazine's Best Seller List. Tony has traced his family back eight generations.
Webinar Details: After registration closes, we will email you the link needed to participate in the webinar. You will need a computer with internet access to participate. Participants will be able to ask questions. If no internet access is available to you, you may be able to participate by call-in for audio-only access. If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your junkmail folder, just in case. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
Discounts: Discount codes must be applied during checkout. They cannot be applied after checking out.
- WHS member discount: WHS Members, enter your WHS member number in the discount field at checkout.
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society member discount: When checking out, enter the code given to you by WSGS. Use all upper case.
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Buying Multiple Tickets: Tickets must be added to your cart individually. To purchase more than one ticket, add the first ticket to your cart, then go back and add each additional ticket separately. Complete the check out process when you have the desired number of tickets in your cart. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.