Free Genealogy Workshops
Footprints and Roots
North Forestville Community Center
Where did you come from? Are your roots in Maryland, the Carolinas, the West Indies, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, South America, or elsewhere? Were your ancestors part of a great migration northward or westward within the United States or were they immigrants from another country?
Saturday, June 13, 2015
8:30 am-4 pm
If you know, share your research strategies. If you don’t know, learn how to find your ancestors at the annual “Footprints and Roots” Juneteenth Celebration Seminar. You can attend one or all three genealogy sessions. There will be a mid-day break in the workshops so that participants can enjoy some of the musical entertainment.
Since you’re never too young to begin this journey, special workshop sessions are planned for children ages 7-12. These workshops are FREE to the public.
Shuttle bus service to and from Walker Mill Regional Park is provided.
These lectures and workshops are sponsored by the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. and their partners.
Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. To register for the genealogical workshops, do one of the following:
For more information about Genealogy, call 301-627-2270 or 301-218-6700, TTY 301-218-6768.
Workshops for Children
Pillow making with ChezChelle Designs
Designer/Owner Rachelle Etienne-Robinson will be facilitating a workshop to introduce youth to the art of hand sewing. Youth will receive a lesson on basic sewing stitches and will create their very own African print pillow. All supplies will be provided.
Sole/Soul Pendants with Art Works Now
Using a play on words, this project
invites students to explore stamping texture into clay medallions using the everyday objects of shoes as an art tool. Medallions are then transformed into pendants, painted, and strung on cord to wear as a necklace.