The Wisconsin Historical Society is offering African-American Genealogy workshop, October 22 in Madison, WI.

The day-long workshop with internationally known speaker Tony Burroughs, FUGA (Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association). There are many aspects to researching the history of African American ancestors and many strategies that can be used to uncover more information about elusive ancestors who were not well documented in mainstream records. This workshop will provide valuable direction on collections that can be used and how to use them.

Lecturer: Tony Burroughs, FUGA (www.tonyburroughs.com)

Tony Burroughs is the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. Burroughs researched Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on the Reverend Al Sharpton-Strom Thurmond genealogy; the Oprah Winfrey genealogy; African American Lives2; Who Do You Think You Are; The Real Family of Jesus; and consulted with Chicago Public Schools, New York Public Schools, and Ancestry.com

Burrough’s book Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree (Simon and Schuster, 2001) was number one on Essence Magazine’s Best Seller list and is now in its fifth printing.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, Time: 9:00a-4:00p

Location:Madison, WI, Memorial Library, Room 126 (UW Madison Campus)