Saturday February 5, 2022

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

In person and Virtual Event

Zoom links in the Class Schedule

Health & Safety First

*Masks and temperature checks are required to attend.

We care about keeping our community, presenters and volunteers healthy. Due to the COVID 19 rise in Pierce county we will be offering an in-person and virtual option for each of our classes. Please continue to check our website for updates and zoom links.

“Our mission is to Connect our African American Community to their Ancestors through the Tacoma Family History Center.

*A full day of hands on personal genealogical work

* Special Keynote speaker Beverly Grant

*Anyone 16 & older are welcome to attend

*Classes for everyone!

*Bring your family pictures to scan and digitize

*This event is FREE and lunch is provided



Connection with ancestors can come from the stories our families and friends tell.


Come learn how to save special memories.


Genealogy helps build past and present relationships.
10 Steps to Reclaiming Your African Roots.pdf

10 Steps to Reclaiming

Your African Roots

  1. Write down what you know

  2. Find artifacts around the home

  3. Interview relatives

  4. Create a Family Search account www.familysearch.org

  5. Create your own family tree

  6. Search for existing ancestors

  7. Look for blanks

  8. Search for historical records

  9. Add photos and stories

  10. Work together as a family

Keynote Speaker & Presenters

Beverly Grant

Keynote

Retired Pierce County Superior Court Judge

Thom Reed

Director, African Heritage Initiatives (North America)

& Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer

FamilySearch International

James S Brown, MD


Retired Allergy Immunology Physician

Janice Martin


South Tacoma Stake Communications Director

Gaaren Anderson


Tacoma Family History Center Director

Mary Anderson


Tacoma Family History Center Director

Alisha Chang


African American Family History Event Director

Joe Price


Director of BYU Record Linking Lab

The Venue

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1102 S Pearl St. , Tacoma, WA 98465

The Tacoma Family History Center is located at the South end of the building, opposite side of the YMCA.


Don't forget to create an account on Family Search!