February 25, 2023

Please bring a laptop, iPad or phone to work on in your classes

Doors open at 8:30 AM

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome & Musical Number (Chapel)

Rontrell Brimmer

Keynote (Chapel)

Dr. Christopher- "A Proud Heritage"


Break & Family Search Account Demo (Chapel)

Session 1

9:45- 10:45

Lynn Rasmussen

Live Zoom Class in Chapel

  • "The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands - The Freedman Bureau"

10:45-11:00 Break

Session 2 (3 Options)


Gabriel Lee & Jamel Jackson

(In Person)

Both will be sharing their experiences with Family organizations and Reunions. Gabriel Lee will share his Family History Research Experience in a small Louisiana town.


Julia Anderson

(Virtual Live)

Family Search Library Salt Lake - Speaker and North American Research Librarian specializing in African American Research - Speaking on - Beginning African American Research and African American Research sources in Family Search and how to use them.


Joe Price

(Virtually Live)

"The African American Families Project"

Joe's record linking lab has been working to dramatically improve the information available to African Americans, and help create new discovery experiences for people of African descent. The project has added over six million African Americans to the FamilySearch Family Tree site using data from the 1900 and 1910 US Census. His organization works with volunteers to connect these individuals to their extended family members using record hints and public member trees on other websites. This course is of special value to those who have black or African American ancestry doing similar work, and how to add in what they know about their family to the FamilySearch data.

Lunch Break 11:45- 12:45

(Lunch provided)

Recipe Share & Story Telling contest (gym)

Session 3

1:00- 2:00

Sharon Morgan

Live Zoom Class in Chapel

"Discover the Dreamers"

How to begin your family research and make a bridge to healing the historical harm of slavery.

Connection stations & Family History Center Tours

are available in the gym 9:30-2:00