The Roots That Bind, An African-American Genealogy Workshop
Of interest to tourists
Time & Place:
8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd. Meeing Room
Pursuing your family history can be a labor of love. The first steps for anyone pursuing family history are to learn what resources are available and how to use these resources to ensure success. African-Americans, though, are faced with unique research challenges. They face the task of determining if descendants were freedmen or slaves, using incomplete records, and determining the identity of slaveholders and ancestors whose surnames may have changed multiple times in the years following the Civil War.
To assist those interested in researching their African-American ancestors, the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society is sponsoring “The Roots That Bind, an African-American Genealogy Workshop”
Keynote speaker Franklin Smith, co-author of A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage will present three distinct programs during the day:
“How to Get Started Tracing Your Family Tree” covers the basics for getting started, including a look at the Freedman Bureau records.
“Researching Pre-Civil War Slave Ancestors: Identifying the Slaveholder” includes tips and strategies for identifying the slaveholder using post-Civil War records.
“Identifying and Locating Slaveholder Records and Documents” takes an in-depth look at various slave records.
Other topics will include:
“Protecting Your Future by Saving Your Past” with Vivian Rutherford of the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild. Ms. Rutherford will teach the importance of oral history and share hands-on tips and techniques for gathering your family’s story.
Edith Smith, co-author of the series ‘No Land, Only Slaves!’, will present “The Wow Factor: Celebrating the Excitement of Deeds.” This program presents information about slaves found in deeds, as well as the vast array of information found in deeds, from the common to the unusual, that is useful in provid
Introduction to Finding Funders Workshop
Time & Place:
Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave. from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The Waco Foundation, in partnership with the Waco-McLennan County Library System is hosting a free workshop, Introduction to Finding Funders at the Central location of the Waco-McLennan County Library.
This session provides an introduction to one of the key online tools for finding funders, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of prospective foundation and corporate donors that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. With Foundation Directory Online Professional you can search for foundations that support programs and organizations like yours, fund in your geographic area, and many other criteria. We will also introduce two other Foundation Center resources, GrantsSpace.org and TRASI.
Date: February 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Waco Central Library Meeting Room, 1717 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
To register please email Kim Salome Klimt at KimberlyS@ci.waco.tx.us or Nicole Wynter at NWynter@wacofoundation.org.