Saturday, February 6, 2016
11:00am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Featuring Kenyatta Berry
Co-sponsored by the Camarillo Library
21st CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY
11:00 AM - VCGS
Genealogy "Road Show"-style Fair
Genealogy consultants will be available to answer your genealogy questions.
1:00 PM - Kenyatta Berry
"21st Century African American genealogy: How the media and technology are changing research"
2:00 PM - Kenyatta Berry
"Using Little-Known Slave-Owner Records to Locate Ancestors of Slaves and Descendants of Slave-Owners"
Kenyatta D. Berry is a genealogist, businesswoman and lawyer with more than fifteen years experience in genealogical research and writing. A native of Detroit, Ms. Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She began her genealogical journey while in law school and studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. Ms. Berry has deep roots in Detroit; her ancestors have lived in Detroit since the late 1920’s.
She is the Past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and on the Council of the Corporation for the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston. Research interests include African American, Southern and Slave Ancestral research. Ms. Berry is an avid Detroit sports fan and loves to watch the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings from her home in Santa Monica.
Because of this special event, there will be no workshop or DNA Special Interest Group meeting this month. This and all VCGS monthly programs are open to the public and free of charge. No prior registration is required.
Ventura County Genealogical Society provides full maintenance and development of the Genealogy Collection housed within the Camarillo City Library (upper level), 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California. You can access the catalog using the Library choice on the left-side menu.
All VCGS activities are brought to life by the hard work of our volunteers. Society elections are held each year in November, and vacancies on the VCGS board are filled as needed. If you would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the president.
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