African American Genealogy Workshop - Feb. 2nd

We're taking our African-American Genealogy Presentation to the Hilton Head Branch Computer lab on Wed., Feb. 2nd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Registration is required.

Seating is very limited for this workshop so be sure to register in person at Hilton Head Branch Library Reference desk or by calling 843-255-6525 today!

Charmaine Concepcion, the BDC's Preservation Associate, will guide you on the right path to discovering your genealogical roots in this presentation/workshop featuring the Ancestry Library Edition database. You'll get to do some online searching so start limbering up your fingers and loosening your mind to explore the (almost) 7500 databases inside ALE!

*Attendees must possess basic computer skills (clicking, typing in a search box).

*If possible, please bring a list of 3 people within your family who were alive to be counted in the 1930 U.S. Federal census.

Please note: This session is designed only as an introduction to the basic process and to the ALE database, made available to you by subscription on our library's public access computers. We hope to whet your appetite to undertake your own research into the ever fascinating journey of learning more about your (mostly already dead) relatives.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.