Penn Center Offers Family History Workshop

Penn Center is offering a workshop on “AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY” as part of their Heritage Days Festival. The workshop will be held Friday, November 12th 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the St. Helena Elementary School Gymnasium. A panel presentation by experts from the University of South Florida Africana Project, genealogists and researchers will present their ground-breaking work of placing tens of thousands of historic slave records online which has enabled millions of African Americans to learn about their ancestral heritage. Bring your wireless laptop and take a journey into the past. GROUPS ARE WELCOME. Tickets: Adults $25 / College I.D. $15 / Youth $5 (under 17).

Call (843) 838-2474 to make a reservation or for more details.

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.