Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Library Calendar

  Event Information
A Tree Without Roots Cannot Grow: Beginning Steps in African Genealogy
Date:  Monday, February 27th, 2017
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:  Western Room, Kentucky Building
Contact:  Nancy Richey, or 270-745-6092

Led by Nancy Richey, Associate Professor, Library Special Collections, WKU

African Americans can trace their ancestry but there are increased obstacles posed by slavery and other unique sets of challenges, but these obstacles can be overcome in many cases. The main challenge is getting started and getting back to 1870. This program highlights the best to place to start and that is with yourself and what you know about your immediate family and go backwards from there. Taking it one generation at a time will lead to finding your family's history.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/24/14