“Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History and Ourselves – Together,” is presented by the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the National Archives. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Many of the records available at Ancestry.com are scans of original documents housed at the National Archives. The seminar also targets family historians who want to maximize the resources of Ancestry.com and the National Archives.
Lisa Arnold, Ancestry.com’s content manager, will answer questions about the genealogy research site.
Reginald Washington, archivist and genealogist from the National Archives inWashington, will discuss the records of the Southern Claims Commission.
Topics include Getting the Most From Your Ancestry Subscription, Jump-start Your Research Using Online Trees, Using the African-American Collection at Ancestry, and Ancestry’s World Archives Project.
The cost is $10 and includes lunch. Seating is limited. For registration information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaaahgs.
The National Archives at Atlanta are at 5780 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. For more information, call 770-968-2100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.archives.gov/southeast.