Webinar focuses on African American research

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present a free webinar tonight at 8 p.m. entitled Using Search Engines and Databases to Find African American Families.

Researching African American families can present unique challenges to the genealogical process. Census records can vary from one decade to another sometimes identifying persons of color in unique ways. Meanwhile local records are sometimes separated by race, producing unique volumes, while others will sometimes present the whole community in the same volume, but will place African Americans in a certain place in the volume.The focus of this session is to discuss various strategies to employ to get around some of those hurdles.

Included will be illustrations of how to use databases to find as many people as possible. In addition, the workshop will illustrate effective methods of placing queries in search engines to obtain data on the largest part of the desired population.

You must register to attend this free webinar. To register, go to:

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