African American Genealogy by Era
February 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We are partnering with SPARKS Pitt-Johnstown to bring you two genealogy events celebrating Black History Month.
Using genealogy records, we will travel back in time 100 years–from the post-War era of the 1950s to the Plantation era. We’ll use this historical timeline to highlight key documents that depict the lives of African Americans.
Shamele Jordon is a professional genealogist, producer, writer, and lecturer. Her biographical highlights include: award-winning TV producer of Genealogy Quick Start; 2018 Best Independent Producer, Instructional/Training, presented by Alliance for Community Media; 2017 Learning Award Cammy presented by PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s public access station; 2019 Lawnside Education Foundation honoree; researcher for the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: African American Lives I and II; NJ State Library grant recipient, researching Civil War Burials in Lawnside, NJ; board member and faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, University of Athens, Ga, former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, workshop volunteer at the Family History Center in Cherry Hill, NJ.