Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Please continue to visit our webpage often for upcoming information on our 2023 event.

“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

  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

2022 Keynote Speaker & Presenters

Beverly Grant


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!